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Michigan state parks rank among top 'hidden gems' for fall foliage viewing in US

A Michigan park has been voted as the state’s top “hidden gem” to see fall foliage this season, along with a pair of others in the Mitten State.

The lineup, surveyed by 3,000 nature enthusiasts, named the top 150 spots across the nation that offer breathtaking views of the seasonal change.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park listed No. 2 in the nation as one of the best locations to see the burgundy and orange hues and soft tones of gold and amber on trees, according to

Fall at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Carp Lake Township, Michigan.

Situated in the northwest region of the Upper Peninsula in Carp Lake Township, the park was described as an “underrated treasure for witnessing” the changing colors of the leaves during fall.

“Far from the bustling tourist spots, it provides a peaceful escape to experience autumn’s vibrant palette,” the website said. “With its expansive forests, rolling hills and picturesque views, the park showcases the Midwestern fall in its purest form.”


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