From Germfask, go south on MI 77. As soon as you cross the Manistique River, turn left into the roadside picnic area by the river.
The fall colors should be at their best toward the end of the first week in October.
River of Sky Amid Autumn Maple Leaves. I stopped at a roadside picnic area just south of Germfask Michigan, and grabbed some food out of the trunk of my car. As I sat there at one of the picnic table, I happened to look straight up through the crimson colored maple leaves and saw a blue river of sky winding its way through the leaves. I grabbed a wide angle lens and polarizing filter, put my camera on a tripod and pointed it straight up. I wandered around a bit until I found just the right composition that I wanted.