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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 gives us the opportunity to take leisurely drives and hikes to see the spectacular changing Minnesota foliage colors!

Peak leaf colors in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota area are expected the last week in September into the first week of October. Find your own route to admire nature’s palette of colors or choose one of our suggested fall color tour routes.
 
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fall Leaf Color Report sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce for September 15, 2017.

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