Fall Colors in Minnesota


    Fall in Minnesota is a very popular season in the great state of Minnesota. Colors on the trees start changing as early as mid to late September in extreme Northern Minnesota and as late as mid-October for extreme Southern Minnesota. Our map below shows the typical peak times for the leaves to start changing colors in Minnesota as well as Western Wisconsin.

    Fall Foliage Map for Minnesota

    Explore Minnesota lists one of the best scenic routes to drive through Minnesota for the fall colors is in the North Shore of Lake Superior. Using Minnesota Highway 61, Duluth to Grand Portage is the route they recommend. This is best during mid-September into early October for the best viewing of the fall colors. More routes from Explore Minnesota can be found by clicking here.


    The map below shows the current fall colors status across Minnesota. This map is great for finding when and where to go to find the best and vivid fall colors this year! We have also included the map link for fall colors in the State of Wisconsin from Travel Wisconsin as well along with the current fall status.

    Current Fall Colors in Minnesota
    Map: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

    Wisconsin Fall Colors Map


    Just like every Minnesotan, we would enjoy seeing your fall photos this year! Feel free to tag us in them on Facebook, tweet them to us on Twitter using #weatherbuzz, or email them to us at! We may just use them in future graphics or on our digital platforms!


    Before you go out exploring Minnesota, use our LIVE interactive radar for desktop or mobile to track any rain that may be in the area by clicking here! It’s never fun to get stuck in the rain getting outdoor pictures!

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