Fall in Door County
Find Wisconsin’s Best Fall Foliage in Door County
Fall in Door County is a time to relax and unwind. The hustle and bustle of summer winds down, and a quieter, calmer atmosphere takes over the peninsula and Washington Island. Get away to the Door this autumn to see some of the most beautiful, most vibrant fall colors in Wisconsin while enjoying exquisite restaurants, world-class shopping, stunning outdoor sights, and thrilling live performances.
Fall High / Low Temperature Report
|Sept.||71° / 51°|
|Oct.||56° / 39°|
|Nov.||46° / 24°|
Fall Sunrise / Sunset Report
|Sept.||6:11 a.m. / 7:27 p.m.|
|Oct.||6:47 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.|
|Nov.||7:27 a.m. / 5:38 p.m.|
Interactive Fall Report
Track the progress of Door County's fall color. Fall color begins in the southern portion of the peninsula and makes its way north, typically peaking by mid-October.
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|No change in leaf color|
|Slight change in leaf color|
|Moderate change in leaf color|
|Nearing peak viewing|
|Past peak, but still very colorful|
|Colors are done|
3 Ways to See Fall Color
The best time to see fall colors in Wisconsin, especially Door County, is late-September to mid-October, but spectacular color can be found in the area all autumn long.
- Fall Camping Trip: The pace may be slower and the nights a bit chillier, but camping in Door County in fall is an incredible experience. Get up early to witness the trees and leaves basking in a cold-weather sunrise, plan an all-day hike, or enjoy a late-season paddle.
- 3-Day Nature Adventure: Follow our three-day nature itinerary or modify for your preferences—either way, you’re sure to see some stunning vistas of color. With its climate, scenery, and vast public space, Door County boasts some of the best fall color in the Midwest.
- Fall-Color Drives & Rides: Whether you have a few hours to kill or want to make a weekend of it, a car, motorcycle, or bike ride across the region’s highways and backroads is a great way to see fall colors at their finest.
Have Some Classic Fall Fun
While the buzz and energy of a Door County summer might fade away come autumn, the opportunities for outdoor fun do not! In fact, the area’s biggest festivals and some of its most popular activities are best experienced in autumn.
Go Out, Stay Social
The days and nights are getting colder, but that’s no reason hide indoors. Door County’s food and dining scene, breweries and wineries, and arts and culture offerings are all open for business in fall. Looking for a some alone time now that the kids are back in school? Try a romantic getaway to Door County.
From the Newsletter: Fall Color Aerial Tour
Scenes from a Door County Fall