Autumn in Minnesota is beautiful—enjoy the clear skies, sunshine, and stunning fall foliage. Minnesota is known for its many varieties of maple trees, which have fall colors ranging from red to gold. Whether you take a daytrip in the countryside or a stroll through the parks throughout the Twin Cities area, fall can be a glorious time to be outside.
The annual autumn-leaves show won’t be around forever! The exact time for peak fall foliage, though, depends on factors including weather, altitude, and location. Shorter daylight and longer overnight hours trigger the seasonal change that leads to the leaves changing color.
Check out the guide below, provided by the MN Department of Natural Resources, to see where the best spots are to catch some fall color.