Fall Color, Activities Abound in NW Metro
The crackling days of fall have arrived in the northwest suburbs. Soon autumn colors will be peaking. From Elm Creek to River Park along the Mississippi River, trees are slowly starting to change. Minneapolis Northwest Tourism says the season encourages people to get outdoors.
“I think we have some of the best fall colors right here,” said Natalie Conrad of Minneapolis Northwest Tourism. “It really is like a rainbow.”
Because of a rainy summer, some experts are forecasting spectacular scenery this year.
“Here in the next couple weeks the metro area is really gonna start popping,” said Alyssa Hayes with Explore Minnesota. “It’s a very Instagram-able season as I like to call it because it’s so picturesque.”
Tourism in Minnesota is a $15.3 billion business and fall accounts for 25 percent of that because visitors have so many options.
“Pumpkins, apple orchards, harvest festivals,” Hayes said. “Oktoberfests, grape stomping at wine festivals.”
Looking for something to do? Check out Minneapolis’ Northwest Tourism’s website for ideas.