According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.
Fall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.
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Minnesota’s fall-color season is gearing up for what’s expected to be an impressive show. The peak color is arriving a bit later than it did last year, thanks to a warm September.
The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.
The Department of Natural Resources predicts a brilliant fall color season for Minnesota. Despite dry weather lately, Patricia Arndt of the Division of Parks and Trails says trees got adequate rain earlier this season.
You don’t have to go all the way up to the north shore to check out the fall colors.
As summer fades, fall bursts and for those looking to hit the road for a glimpse of those colors, a few apps can point you in the right direction. To make the most of your trip, you just need your smartphone.
Pack up the daypack and clean off the camera lens. Hues of red, orange and gold are already starting to fill in the Minnesota landscape.
The leaves are just beginning to change color in Minnesota.
This summer’s hot weather has damaged our lawns and crops, and now hopes for vibrant fall colors are fading.
The Department of Natural Resources is predicting this fall’s color season will be the best Minnesota has seen in 10 years.
With the end of summer, some people get depressed thinking about the cold weather and the snow that will soon be around the corner when winter rolls around. But if you think like that, you will be missing out on perhaps the most colorful season in Minnesota — autumn.
And you can get quite the view of amazing fall foliage in Minnesota. The state is known for its outdoor beauty and expansive lakes, so the fall colors seen across the land have a beautiful backdrop for leaf-changing lovers to observe.
With the help of some WCCO viewers, the Minnesota DNR and Explore Minnesota Tourism, we’re bringing you 10 of the best places to go see fall colors.