Travel Thursday: Best of Minnesota's Fall Colors

Updated: 09/30/2013 12:22 PM By: Heidi Enninga

This fall, the DNR said Minnesota will have excellent fall colors because the state has had the sunny days and cool nights that are the perfect recipe for colors that really pop.

When late September rolls around in Minnesota, many people want to enjoy the changing season. Fall color brings lots of business into the state. Explore Minnesota said fall is the second busiest travel season in Minnesota.

Although the group said they can't put an exact dollar amount on fall tourism, they do say 25 percent of tourism dollars come between September and November.

If you want to take a long drive and see the colors, Explore Minnesota said some of the best spots include Highway 61 along the North Shore, the St. Croix and Mississippi River Valleys along with Otter Tail County in northwest Minnesota.