Why is fall one of the most popular times of year in North Dakota? Because there’s so much to see and do. The air is crisp, national and state parks are ablaze with brightly colored fall foliage, and there is a plethora of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and more. Click here for more great things to do in the outdoors in North Dakota.
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In North Dakota, fall foliage begins showing us in early to mid-September and reaches its peak by the end of the month or early October depending on location. Visitors use this time to tour areas of heavy forest growth like the Turtle Mountains or river valleys. In the Red River Valley, long thick tree rows take on amazing hues. If you missed this fall's change, don't worry, there's always next September.
Looking for wildlife? Waterfowl, raptors, deer, moose and other species of wildlife can be seen.
Follow the Chan SanSan Scenic Backway through a glacial valley carved 12,000 years ago.
Step back in time to some of the most significant destinations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Take an amazing 14-mile ride through Badlands terrain.
This 22-mile backway begins in Vang and ends in Cavalier. Some of it is gravel.
A 108-mile tour back in time between Mandan and Dickinson.
A 63-mile journey through the uniquely beautiful Sheyenne River Valley.
Take a 64-mile drive on Highway 22 and Highway 23 from Manning to New Town.