The showstopping colors of autumn are arriving in Wisconsin, but they will not be here for long! We are ready to help you find a new spot to soak in the refreshing beauty of fall colors with these resources and ideas.
One of our most popular resources, the Fall Color Report is back and here to help travelers find vibrant autumn leaves this season. Maintained by over 100 color reporters across the state, the interactive report marks the status of changing leaves in all 72 Wisconsin counties. Use the report to find a new scenic area to explore, view a 3-day weather forecast for specific destinations and locate nearby lodging and dining options.
Get the report delivered straight to your inbox each week with our Fall Color Email Newsletter, filled with other great fall content and ideas. Find the comprehensive, up-to-date guide at Travel Wisconsin.com/FallColorReport.
Cathedral Pines State Natural Area – Oconto County
Located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Cathedral Pines is one of the finest old growth forests in the state. This 40-acre forest grove of pines and hemlocks escaped logging by lumberjacks in the 1900s. Arborists from the Forest Service have determined that these massive trees started growing between 1735 and 1740.
The hiking this property is a little more rugged but offers a chance to explore and view wildlife. Check out the nearby Mountain Fire Tower for a breathtaking view of the surrounding fall colors.
Loop the Little Lake Trail – Fox Cities
This 3.5 mile route links Fox Crossing, Menasha and Neenah, offering scenic views and access to Little Lake Butte des Morts. The trail is a mixture of asphalt, boardwalk and concrete paths. Along the way, trestle crossings provide chances to spot wildlife such as blue herons and osprey. Other trail amenities include parks, fishing spots and bike repair stations.
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