September starts the wonderful fall season in Michigan with warm temperatures and steady rain. The average high temperatures are in the 65°F (18.3°C) to 76°F (24.4°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the mild 43°F (6.1°C) to 55°F (12.8°C) zone. Saginaw in the southeast averages between 51°F (10.6°C) to 74°F (23.3°C), while Gaylord in the north is between 48°F (8.9°C) to 68°F (20°C). September sees steady rainfall between 4" (102mm) to 6" (152mm) amid partly cloudy skies. The autumn gives space to the remaining population with the dispersal of the summer crowds. Hike on the North Country Trail with the breezy wind in the face and nature at its best. Collect varieties of apples from a local orchard or visit one of the many pumpkin patches that spring in the fall season. The leaves turn color by the third week of September in the northern parts and progress steadily towards the south. September provides calm weather to visit the islands in the lakes of Michigan.