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. The foliage report has concluded for 2020. Remember to check back in September for next year's reports.
Look for changes along the Red River, in parks and in shelterbelts through fields beginning in mid-September.
Look for early changes along the Red River and in shelterbelts through fields.
Grand Forks, ND
The heavily wooded park glows with fall colors through September and October.
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 change begins.
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-Mandan area.
The hills above the Missouri River take on a colorful look when the days turn shorter.
Thousands of river bottom woodland acres explode with various colors, attracting hikers and campers alike to the state park.
The Badlands of western North Dakota take on a whole new look in fall as trees along the river bottoms begin their annual change.
The valley and hillsides of the rugged North Unit come alive with colors in the fall.
Watford City, ND