Ultimate Guide to Fall:
Fall Leaf Colors in DL
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 is the opportune time to take leisurely drives and hikes to see the spectacular changing Minnesota foliage colors!
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fall Leaf Color Report – week of October 18, 2021
Peak fall leaf colors in the Detroit Lakes area are late September to early October.
Although fall leaf colors have already peaked, you may still see pockets of color in the Detroit Lakes Minnesota area! Recent rains and wind have taken a good share of leaves off trees.
Tamarack tree needles are now turning golden. You’ll be able to see them in wet areas, such as the edges of marshes or lakes. Tamarack trees are the only conifers to lose their needles.
See our Color Tour map with three options for hikes in the crisp fall air that heightens the woodsy aroma in forests.
The Minnesota DNR fall colors map provides fall foliage color updates.
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