Last winter’s chilly legacy: fall colors slower to peak

Capital News Service
LANSING – Fall colors aren’t exploding as uniformly in the Great Lakes region as they have in the past. Experts say that’s because of last winter’s extreme cold. NASA satellite images show fall colors beginning to appear in the Upper Peninsula in late September. Fall color tours are a tourist attraction promoted by the state’s Pure Michigan advertising campaign. About 2 million people traveled throughout the state for fall color tours last year, according to Michelle Grinnell, the travel public relations manager for Pure Michigan.