The sights and sounds of Autumn are underway in Minnesota, and excitement is in the air as the dramatic colors of fall begin their beautiful annual display. Minnesota’s fall color typically peaks towards the end of September or early October, but mother nature’s great show can be enjoyed through the end of October. Situated on the north shores of Lake Superior, there is no better place to see the vibrant colors of sugar maple, aspen, paper birch, ash, and silver maple than along the scenic roadways, hillsides, parks, and shorelines in and around Duluth. If you have yet to see the spectacular fall color change here, don’t miss your chance this year. Book you room at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast today.
Duluth’s Fall Color Report
It’s well established that leaves change color each fall due to chemical changes in the leaves, triggered by the changing rhythm of the day and night that occurs during the transition from summer to fall. Here we are rounding into the end of September, and the fall color in Duluth is just starting to get spectacular. Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, we’re mainly seeing spectacular color from the maples, poplars/aspens, birch, and tamarack, and are starting to see some oak showing their colors. For a spectacular glimpse of the maples, we recommend taking a hike along part of the Superior Hiking Trail, which will take you to a ridge of bright orange and red sugar maples. Another incredible place to witness both the changing fall colors, in addition to the annual fall bird migration is the Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway & Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.
If you’re looking for a beautiful drive, you can’t go wrong heading north on Highway 61, along the shores of Lake Superior. Visitors are currently enjoying long stretches of golden yellow aspens and birches, with a few brighter oranges and reds beginning to show. There are so many beautiful places to drive, hike, or bike while enjoying the fall color display in and around Duluth, that it’s impossible to list them all. However, if you want to just sit back and let someone else do the planning for you, we recommend a fall color tour with The Duluth Experience. These tours are fun, enjoyable for the whole family, and include short hikes so that you can fully immerse yourself in Duluth’s fall beauty. There are only a few weeks left of this uniquely beautiful season, so book your room at our luxury Duluth Bed and Breakfast today.