Favorite Scenic Fall Color Drives


Lutsen Mountain - MN North Shore Scenic Highway 61
Fall color along Highway 92 south of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Fall color along Highway 92 south of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Wisconsin, Minnesota, UP Fall Color

Fall color change is beginning in Wisconsin; we are starting to see the lime green peeking out among the wooded hillsides. Looks like it might be a week or two earlier this year than in recent years.

The earliest fall color will occur in Northern Wisconsin from Vilas County to Hurley-Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. But timing your trip to catch real good color can be fickle and sometimes catching the earliest color doesn’t mean catching the best!

For your upcoming scenic fall color drive planning, I am listing lower down this page some of our earlier ScenicPathways articles on some of our favorite scenic fall color drives in Wisconsin, along the Mississippi Great River Road, and around Lake Superior.

Fall color St. Croix Interstate Park
Hiking along the river bluffs at St. Croix Interstate Park
Effigy Mounds Park Fall Color Scene
There were some nice splashes of fall color in mid-October at Effigy Mounds National Park

tahquamenon falls fall color
The Upper Falls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Peninsula Fall Color Drive

Fall Color Trips – Wisconsin, Minnesota, Upper Peninsula

Wisconsin Travel – Fall Color Report

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