Fall color in portions of state at 100%

Peak fall color is already happening in parts of 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 Wednesday, portions of the state, especially in northern Minnesota, are displaying seasonal color change up to 100%, with some areas marked "past peak." Roughly a week ago, the map reported fall color in portions of the state was at 75-100%.

Most areas are reporting a mix of yellow, orange and red colors.

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.

Those interested can sign up for weekly email updates on where to find peak fall color here. You can also find more route directions and details on the fall color drives here.