Oranges and reds. Pale greens and bright yellows. Deep green conifer spires. Autumn in lakes country gives us the opportunity to take leisurely drives and hikes to see the spectacular changing Minnesota foliage colors!
Leaf colors are at 25 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. You'll notice rapid changes in maple tree leaf colors to orange and the crimson reds of sumac along road ditches. Colors are expected to peak the last week in September.
Check the DNR's Fall Color Finder to see leaf color changes across Minnesota. See three suggested Fall Color Tour auto routes to see the Autumn colors in the Detroit Lakes area and a Detroit Lakes autumn video.