One of the best things about living in Minnesota is you get to watch the seasons change right before your eyes. Minnesota transforms into a fall wonderland turning different shades of red, orange and gold.

If you want to soak in the beauty and chase the fall colors this weekend, you'll want to head north. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources the northern part of the state, primarily the northwestern most portion is experiencing its peak of color transformation.

State parks with a beautiful view of the color change include;

  • Savanna Portage State Park
  • Bear Head Lake State Park
  • La Salle Lake State Recreation area
  • Tettegouche State Park
  • Itasca State Park
  • Buffalo River State Park
  • Jay Cooke State Park
  • Big Bog State Recreation Area
  • Hayes Lake State Park
  • Franz Jevne State Park
  • Old Mill State Park
  • Lake Bronson State Park
  • Scenic State Park
  • Judge C.R. Magney State Park

It'll be awhile before central Minnesota reaches its peak. The St. Cloud area is at about 25-50 percent peak. So, go on a road trip this weekend and take in all of the Minnesota beauty. On your trip, don't forget to stop in Anoka, Minnesota. It's the Halloween capital of the world!

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