FALL COLOR ROUTE #3
PINE RIVER ROUTE
Explore the Pine River and small communities along the way – head south and west from Downtown Cadillac to explore the Manistee National Forest.
Sights: Pine River | Manistee National Forest
The Pine River Route is about 70 miles. Leaving from Downtown Cadillac from make your way south along Mackinaw Trail out of the Greater Cadillac area. Make your way along southern Wexford County though Tustin, Bristol and Luther. Here you will have multiple opportunities to cross the Pine River. Venturing north along State Road towards Hoxeyville will give you many opportunities to explore the Pine River. You will continue north until reaching Harrietta. and the MDNR Fish Hatchery. Make your way through Boon and the Boon Country Store before making your way back to Cadillac.
FALL COLOR UPDATE: We Are Now Passing Peak - October 21, 2020
Current over-all Leaf color saturation for our Region: 75-100%+
The Cadillac area, inland and towards the west, all have peaked and most trees are holding their leaves quite well. As they hold, they have become darker in color, while still looking more vibrant than past years. If you have not yet taken a color drive, this year is a MUST. All four routes in the area are in full color bloom, and shedding an amazing crunchy, wispy and fall fragrant bed on the forest floor. Most trails are wet, but not super muddy since the rains that have some, where short, while the cool evenings have kept them damp, so dress in layers and wear warm shoes.