Fall Color Websites Launch as Leaves Begin to Pop

Fall colors were starting to show up as far south as Burnett County over Labor Day weekend. Fall colors were starting to show up as far south as Burnett County over Labor Day weekend. |  Photo: Jon Ellis/WDIO-TV

September 07, 2017 02:27 PM

Adequate rain and plenty of summer sunshine are expected to yield a near-perfect fall color season across Minnesota.

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The Department of Natural Resources launched its Fall Color Finder website for the season Thursday.  Tourism officials launched a similar website for Wisconsin.

People in parts of the Northland have already been seeing leaves change color for a few weeks. The website offers specific tips on where to go to get the best view of the changing leaves.

As a general rule, the DNR says, colors typically peak between mid-September and early October in the northern third of Minnesota, between late September and early October in the central third of the state, and between late September and mid-October in the southern third.

Fall color websites:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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