The leaves are already starting to turn color in some parts of the state.

“It is hard to say goodbye to summer. We love summer in Minnesota but many people actually say that fall is their favorite season. And it’s actually the second biggest travel season. So we want to encourage people to get out and see the beautiful show of fall colors in the upcoming weeks,” said the DNR’s Amy Barrett.

She is encouraging people to visit a state park over the next few weeks and take in the fall colors, and added, “We have state parks within about 30 miles of every Minnesotans home or cabin. And the staff at the Minnesota State Parks will be reporting the percent color change at each of those locations and updating our fall color finder every week by Wednesday afternoon in time for people to do their weekend trip planning.”

Fall color updates and other trip-planning information can be found on the DNR’s website.