Fall Color Report: Find Out When Trees in Your Town Will Reach Their Peak

Photo from Wisconsin DNR

By Christina Lorey

October 6, 2022

Shades of yellow and orange are starting to spread across Travel Wisconsin’s ‘Fall Colors’ Map! Every year, the statewide website tracks when colors will peak in all 72 counties.

Right now, trees in the northernmost counties (places like Burnett and Hurley) are just starting to turn their brightest shades. On average, fall colors are their most vivid during the last week of September and/or the first week of October in the northern third of the state.

Central Wisconsin’s peak arrives shortly after, during the first two weeks of October. The southern half of the state usually reaches its peak by mid-to-late October. Normally, the height of colors will hit around the 15th or slightly after.

Not every year is the same and depends on temperature and rainfall.

Click here to view the currently forecasted peak in your neighborhood!


  • Christina Lorey

    Christina is an Edward R. Murrow-winning journalist and former producer, reporter, and anchor for TV stations in Madison and Moline. When she’s not writing or asking questions, you can find her volunteering with Girls on the Run, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and various mental health organizations.

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