Head north this weekend if you're in the mood for some colorful fall foliage.
Your best bet for leaf-peeping is in the Bemidji area, which is nearing peak vibrancy, though locals in the area should still get to enjoy the fall color beyond this weekend.
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If you're not headed that way, you're still in luck. Much of northern Minnesota is starting to switch over to red and gold; ditto with pockets of central and southern Minnesota.
Here are the top picks from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' fall color finder map:
Hayes Lake State Park
The bad news is that several trees have already started to cast off their leaves for the winter. But the good news is that uncommonly dry weather has meant very few bugs in the park compared to other years.
Lake Bemidji State Park
It's all about the maples here — the oranges and reds are coming in strong, especially on the Rocky Point Trail.