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Detroit Lakes Minnesota: Fall Leaf Colors

Enjoy a leisurely drive to see autumn foliage colors

Oranges and reds. Pale greens and bright yellows. Deep green conifer spires. Autumn in lakes country is the opportune time to take leisurely drives and hikes to see the spectacular changing Minnesota foliage colors!

Peak leaf colors in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota occurred the first week of October.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fall Leaf Color Report sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce for October 12, 2018.
The Detroit Lakes area is past peak leaf color. Although an early falling of snow and wind has taken many leaves, you will still find some stands with showy leaf colors. Especially vibrant now are the golden Tamarack trees, the only area conifer to shed its needles.  

Check the DNR's
Fall Color Finder to see leaf color changes across Minnesota. See three suggested Fall Color Tour auto routes to plan your scenic drives and hikes to admire our autumn colors. Excited to see what Detroit Lakes in the fall is like? Watch our autumn video