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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 October 19, 2017.

Leaf colors are past peak. Winds this week have caused many leaves to fall to the ground. Tamaracks, the sole tree in Becker County that loses its needles, have turned golden. With leaves on the ground, it is a fun time to go on hikes on trails at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District, Dunton Locks County Park and Sucker Creek Preserve. Enjoy the woodsy aromas!
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