It’s Another Great Weekend for Colors Across Minnesota [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.
Most of southern Minnesota is now either approaching peak colors, or has just hit that mark -- so don't miss all the natural beauty this weekend.
It could be that I have a really short memory from year to year (actually that's likely), but it seems that the colors are more brilliant than the past few years -- especially the maples. They are brilliant explosions of res, oranges, and yellows.
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:
- Mineopa State Park near Mankato 🍁 Peak colors this weekend! 🍁
- Rice Lake State Park near Owatonna 🍁 Peak colors this weekend! 🍁
- Nerstrand Big Woods State Park near Nerstrand 🍁 Peak colors this weekend! 🍁
Most of northern Minnesota is already past peak colors, and we won't be far behind down here in this part of the state. Send us your pics on our app.