The almost one million acres of the Ottawa National Forest are located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The forest extends from the south shore of Lake Superior to the Wisconsin border. The area is rich in wildlife viewing opportunities; breathtaking views of rolling hills dotted with lakes, rivers and waterfalls; and spectacular fall colors. But you have to see it to believe it--come visit the Ottawa!
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Each year as nights begin to get longer, the trees begin to change from the vibrant gree of summer to the warm tones of gold, orange and red. The amount of rain and the temperature affects how bright colors are. Warm, sunny days with cool nights are usually the best falls for viewing color.