Up North Minnesota Leaf-Peeping Tips

You don’t have to go far to see spectacular fall color where we are in Walker, Minnesota! Minnesota DNR’s Fall Color Finder shows we have reached peak color all around us in Schoolcraft State Park, Itasca State Park, and La Salle Lake State Recreation Area.

Some people say these are the most vibrant colors they’ve seen in several years, so be sure to get out there this weekend and do some leaf-peeping. Here are a few tips for your fall color excursion:

  • Find some water. With the thousands of lakes in Minnesota, you don’t have to go far to find a lake. Seeing the fall colors reflecting off the water is breathtaking, so don’t forget your camera. 
  • Take in the sights on two wheels. Riding a bike path through the many wooded trails is like riding through a brilliant wonderland; check out this link for a list of the numerous bike trails in the area.
  • Take advantage of Golden Hour. For Instagram-worthy photos, get out early (an hour after sunrise) or an hour before sunset to capture amazing soft, golden light.

Enjoy this beautiful time of year!