Minnesota’s fall colors peak this weekend
FOMO is the fear of missing out, and the fear is real in Minnesota as this season’s fall colors hang on for their final days of peak color at the annual Fall Show.
This year’s extreme drought is blamed for less spectacular fall colors than usual in our state. Better colors were expected in Wisconsin, where the summer drought was less severe.
The drought is also expected to cause a shorter than normal fall color display season, with the expectation that the time between colors and bare trees will pass faster than normal.
With most of Minnesota in “peak” or “past-peak” fall colors, forecasters suggest that coming freezing or near-freezing temperatures will accelerate leaf loss from central Minnesota trees.
Discover the ten closest state parks to Minnesota to explore the colors of fall here.
Last week Amie and I spent five days near Grand Marais, exploring the fall colors on the North Coast, the Gunflint Trail, and the state parks in northeastern Minnesota – and it didn’t. not disappointed.
By the way, we stayed at an Airbnb on Lake Superior which just might be the most amazing rental property in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. You can make a place for yourself in this magical space here. Simone and Andrew were the perfect hosts.
Here’s where we stayed in a story titled “Is This The Finest Airbnb Cabin Rental In Minnesota?” (If you don’t have time to read the review, the answer is YES!)
If you are heading there, we recommend the Fall Color Gondola Ride in Lutsen Mountains, Betty’s Pies, Scenic Cafe, Angry Trout Cafe, Hungry Hippe Tacos and My Sister’s Place in Grand Marais. The Gunflint Tavern also offers amazing unique cocktails.