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Kent Co. releases first fall colors route of the season

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Posted at 6:51 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 18:51:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Road Commission introduced the first route of its annual fall colors tour Friday, kicking off its countdown to fall.

Every week until Oct. 12, the estimated “peak” date for fall colors in the county, a new route will be introduced, a news release said.

These routes can be driven individually for shorter trips or connected for longer outings.

“The Color Tour is something the road commission began producing in the 1950s,” said Steve Warren, the commission’s managing director. “We revived it in 2016 because fall is the perfect time to travel our road network. The individual routes give residents a chance to explore areas they never may have seen before and enjoy beautiful vistas throughout Kent County.”

Last year’s color tour encompassed over 240 miles along roads showcasing picturesque seasonal scenes.

This year’s routes are being adjusted to avoid active work zones and showcase recently-improved corridors.

See the route here.