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Revel in Spectacular Wisconsin Fall Colors

Posted on September 16th, 2013 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Wisconsin Fall ColorWe all know that Green Bay is famous for Packer football. However, as Wisconsin’s oldest city, there is so much more to the area that is worth exploring. As we head into the month of September, it’s time to leave behind what has been a glorious Wisconsin summer, and start thinking about a delightful fall. Autumn in Wisconsin is all about the color; bright oranges, vibrant yellows, and deep reds. There is nothing like experiencing the beauty of Wisconsin fall colors. Delight your senses with the dazzling colors, pungent smells, and the quiet sounds of nature as you hike or bike the dozens of state and county parks. Head out on a driving tour, where you’re guaranteed a front row seat to Mother Nature’s fall show. Whether you’ve experienced fall in northeast Wisconsin before or not, you are sure to enjoy yourself during your visit. Fall foliage season is very popular, so Book your room with us now, and get started on your colorful Wisconsin journey!

Wisconsin Fall Activities

Take the opportunity to taste the fruits of the fall harvest at one of the dozen orchards or farmers markets, get outside and enjoy the bountiful great outdoors at one of the two dozen state and county parks, or spend your time traveling the picturesque coastline while reveling in the beauty of the Wisconsin fall colors in Door County, Wisconsin. Located just to the northeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Door County is situated perfectly between the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Enjoy spectacular fall colors by car on Door County’s scenic circle tour, which will take you up the Green Bay side of the peninsula, onto a ferry to Washington Island, and then back down the Lake Michigan side. Hit up the roadside stands and farmers’ markets along the way, where you’ll find crisp apples from local orchards. If you want the full farm-experience, then head to Oneida National Apple Orchard, where you can pick your own apples or other fall produce. Kick off the fall season at the Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction on September 21st. Head on over to Washington Island Farm Museum during the weekend of October 12th-13th, and try your hand at an antique cider press at the Fall Fun Fest & Cider Pressing Party. Fall is also a great time of year to sample the wonderful cherry and apple wines from one of the eight wineries along the Door County Wine Trail. Or stay close to home, and experience the magic of Wisconsin fall colors as you bike, walk, or rollerblade along the 25 miles of the Fox River Trail in Green Bay.

Wisconsin fall color

View Wisconsin Fall Color on a Scenic Drive

If you’re looking for a scenic fall drive, then you’re in the right spot. Head north to enjoy the wonders of Wisconsin fall colors along the 125-mile loop of the Marinette County Waterfall Tour. Enjoy the vistas of Lake Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay, and the Niagara Escarpment bluffs along the 66 miles of the Door County Coastal Byway. There are also a number of beautiful Rustic Roads for you to explore, as you seek out the best of our Wisconsin fall colors. Fall colors begin to turn in late September and usually peak by mid-October. The process starts north on Washington Island and then ripples south as the days pass. For current information on our fall colors, be sure to check the Wisconsin fall color report. Book your getaway now, and don’t miss your chance to see 2013′s spectacular fall show.