MADISON, Wis. – Fall in Wisconsin is underway. Many scenic landscapes are starting to display vivid reds, oranges and yellows, offering a once-a-year color show like no other. With over 6 million acres of public lands, 49 state parks, 15 state forests and 44 state biking trails opportunities to view Wisconsin’s fall colors are bountiful.
Color changes typically occur in far northern Wisconsin during the last week of September and the first week of October, with colors peaking during mid-October in central Wisconsin and late October in southern Wisconsin.
Timing of the color change varies by species and weather conditions. Discover fall colors in Wisconsin with the official Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report. Learn more about the science of fall colors on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website.
Get the most out of fall color in Wisconsin and find your adventure with these tips:
Check out Travel Wisconsin’s 11 scenic drives to experience fall or head out on foot to try these Wisconsin fall hikes with picture-perfect views, including at these additional state parks: Devil’s Lake, Interstate, Kettle Moraine Southern Unit, Perrot and Rib Mountain.
Use the Find A Park online tool to search for parks based on activities they offer, amenities available and even find rental opportunities to try something new.
Explore a Wisconsin state park hidden gem property for a fall outdoor experience that’s off the beaten path.
Make the most of Autumn by camping at a state property. Visit the DNR’s booking webpage to plan your stay.
Drop a line and enjoy the fall views at one of the many fishing areas in the state.
Get some fresh air by joining a nature study, attending a fall fest or participating in a volunteer cleanup. Check out the DNR’s Events calendar for a list of upcoming activities at state properties.
Visit dnr.wisconsin.gov for more information and to plan a fall adventure.