Minnesota Fall Colors Guide for This Weekend [Map]
The colors have been slow to change here across southern Minnesota, but the Department of Natural Resources says things are really picking up -- making this weekend great one for getting out to take it all in.
According to the Department of Natural Resources:
Fall color change is a bit late this year due to warm fall temperatures but recent cold snaps have caused a rapid change in the leaves. Many areas are now at or approaching peak fall color! Peak fall color typically washes across Minnesota from mid-September (along the Canadian border) to mid-October (along the Iowa border).
Explore a State Park This Weekend
This weekend, the Department of Natural Resources recommends the following Southern Minnesota state parks for optimal fall colors:
- Whitewater State Park near Elba, MN
- Frontenac State Park near Frontenac, MN
- Lac qui Parle State Park near Watson, MN
Closer to the Twin Cities, the DNR suggests Interstate State Park near Taylors Falls and William O'Brien State Park near Marine on St. Croix would be excellent choices.
Your best bet for spectacular fall colors appear to be peaking across the northern half of the state. Send us your pics on our app.
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