According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, most of the state has seen the best of this year's fall colors come and go, but that doesn't mean there's not any autumn beauty left our there.

Looking for a little guidance for your weekend fall color drive? Heading to the Twin Cities or just to the southwest of the metro will likely give you the best shot at a beautiful dose of colorful fall foliage. The Mankato and Northfield areas are good bets too.

Minnesota DNR

If you're up for a little bit more of a drive, the Mississippi River bluffs of southeastern Minnesota should be spectacular. Think Red Wing, Wabasha, and Winona.

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This fall's transition from green, to brilliant, to past-peak has been ahead of the past years. As you can see below, 2018 and 2019 were not nearly as far along as we are here in 2020.

Minnesota DNR

You can use the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' 'Trip Planner' to plan a nice little weekend road trip or getaway HERE.

Amie & I missed them this year, but eastern Minnesota State Parks like Interstate, Banning, and Jay Cooke are not to be missed in the fall. It goes without saying that the North Shore parks are also epic. So are southern Minnesota parks like Nerstrand Big Woods State Park.

Even though the map says most of Minnesota is past peak, it's still beautiful and is my favorite time of the year. If you head out, take a lot of pics and share them with us using the 98.1 app!

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Take a Hike at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park