Have the Fall Colors Peaked?

     This is the most frequently asked question this time of the year.  The color of the leaves are no where close to peak and have just started changing this past week or so.  The once green ferns have faded to yellow and the maples have splashes of red showing.  The shorter days and cooler nights will help to speed up the process until the whole area will look like a painter’s palette.

     Now you can keep track of the color change on the web.  That way we can be outside enjoying the fall colors and not answering the same old question time after time…

     Be sure to check out the link to this great web page full of information and great photos.



New Web site to track fall colors unveiled by DNR (September 2, 2008)


People can now follow the changing fall colors like never before with the help of a new Web page unveiled today by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“Minnesotans traditionally like to get out and hike, bike, camp or just take a scenic drive to enjoy the splendors of our fall colors,” said DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten. “This new site provides a variety of information that helps them do just that.”

Minnesota state park staff updates the fall color information every Thursday, just in time for the weekend.

The new site features a color-coded map that shows where the fall colors are at their peak. There is a “top picks” section, which highlights the Minnesota state parks with the best options for viewing fall colors and the best viewing areas within each of the 72 state parks and recreation areas.

People can also upload photos on the site, sharing their fall color experiences with fellow Minnesotans.

To view the DNR’s fall colors page, visit www.mndnr.gov.