You’re Invited: Michigan Fall Colors Live Web Chat

Fall is in the air in Pure Michigan! The new season officially begins on September 22, which means that brisk days and vibrant colors are in sight. In Michigan, there’s really no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees than by taking a fall colors tour along our highways, country roads and coastlines. To learn more about how to experience a fall colors tour for yourself, we’re hosting a live chat with Pure Michigan’s very own David Lorenz on Monday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST. David will be answering questions on timing of peak colors, routes to explore and things to do along the way.

On September 30, you can join us right here at the following box. Learn more about David below, and get your questions ready for the chat!

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David Lorenz is the Manager of Industry Relations & International Marketing for Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation – the official State of Michigan tourism promotion agency.  He oversees Travel Michigan’s efforts in the areas of international marketing, packaged travel, conventions and meetings, industry relations, golf and sports-event promotion. 

Prior to coming to Travel Michigan in October 2002, Mr. Lorenz was the Manager, Partnerships and Promotions, for Meijer, Inc. where he was responsible for the facilitation of collaborative marketing programs with key consumer goods manufacturers such as Nabisco, Kraft, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Disney and Mattel. 

He also has 14 years’ experience in radio broadcasting in roles varying from announcer and news reporter to numerous management positions. 

David Lorenz attended Western Michigan University.  He lives in Norton Shores with his wife, Roberta.  

  • Linda Rutkowske

    My husband and I are planning a trip to Mackinac Island on Oct 12th and 13th to celebrate 30 year anniversary. Will the fall colors be at peak color? That is one of the reasons we are going.

  • Dean

    It is difficult to say when the “peak” colors are going to happen every year due to weather and other factors. But, you should find fantastic colors in the northern part of the lower peninsula anywhere between Oct.5 – Oct.20


    Heading up I75 Friday morning till Sunday.Going to Mackinac and the Up.Are the colors at the peak anywhere yet?

  • Amellon

    Just got back from UP last night. The colors are just starting. Probably at peak in two weeks. Gaylord and Greyling have a lot more color right now.

  • Bri

    Does anybody know what beach is featured in the above picture?