Where to see fall colors this week

Where to see fall colors this week
Where to see fall colors this week.
Courtesy of Department of Natural Resources

Leaf-peepers, rejoice: Peak fall color season has arrived in northern Minnesota.

Leaves are 75 to 100 percent turned in the northwest corner of the state, as well as portions of north-central and northeastern Minnesota.

If you don't want to drive all the way up north, you can stop in central Minnesota — a pocket in the St. Cloud area is also at peak.

You can track the progression of red, gold and orange across the state with the DNR's interactive color finder map.

Fall colors generally peak between mid-September and early October in the northern third of Minnesota.

In central Minnesota, it's between late September and early October. The southern third of Minnesota can expect peak fall colors between late September and mid-October.

Peak fall color typically lasts about two weeks, but that can vary widely, depending on location, elevation and weather.

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