DNR Question of the Week
Question: Where can I find current information about fall colors in Minnesota?
Answer: 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, and between late September and mid-October in the southern third (which includes the Twin Cities).
For a map showing where colors are peaking across the state this week, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors or call the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center at (651) 296-6157 or toll-free (888) 646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The DNR website and Information Center can also provide information about free, family-oriented programs designed to enhance enjoyment of this colorful season at Minnesota state parks, trails and water trails (including hiking, paddling, biking and ATV excursions).
- Amy Barrett, communications project supervisor,
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division