Fall color in portions of state at 25-50%
Leaves are changing color quickly in the state, per the latest update from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
According to the DNR’s fall color finder map, as of Tuesday, portions of the state are displaying seasonal color change up to 50%. Roughly a week ago, the map reported fall color in portions of the state was at 10-25%.
Most areas are reporting a mix of yellow, orange and green colors, with some areas—such as Savanna Portage State Park—displaying red leaves.
To update the map each week, state park staff check the trees, wildflowers and grasses in their area.
Those observations are used to create the color-coded map that shows the approximate percentage of fall color that can be seen.