Best Places to View Fall Foliage in North Dakota
In North Dakota, fall foliage begins showing up in early September and reaches its peak by the end of the month or mid-October depending on location. Visitors use this time to tour areas of heavy forest growth like the Turtle Mountains or river valleys. This page follows the progress of the color change in locations throughout the state each fall.
Updates to start in mid-September.
Look for changes along the Red River, in parks and in shelterbelts through fields.
Look for early changes along the Red River and in shelterbelts through fields.
Grand Forks, ND
The heavily wooded park glows with fall colors.
The heavily wooded Pembina Gorge displays a mosaic of color when fall arrives near the Canadian border.
Forested hillsides at the southern end of the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway come alive with colors.
Fort Ransom, ND
Woodlands around the lake are brightly lit with color when the leaves start to change.
Devils Lake, ND
One of the most colorful landscapes in North Dakota during the fall is near Lake Metigoshe in the Turtle Mountains.
Fall brings a rich, vibrant color change to sites all along the Missouri River, especially on the hillsides and bottom lands in the Bismarck area.
The hills above the Missouri River take on a colorful glow when the days turn shorter.
This forest is located on 640 acres, and is home to thousands of trees and natural prairie habitat.
The Badlands of western North Dakota take on a whole new look in fall as trees along the river bottoms begin their annual change.
Medora and Watford City, ND
A large, wooded area along Trenton Lake perfect for taking in the beauty of fall colors.