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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
 Peak viewing
 Past peak, but still very colorful
 Colors are done
Aerial view of a road lined with trees in their fall colors.

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
Closeup of red apples on a tree.

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.

A person's hand touching a glass of red wine.

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

Door County is one of the top places for fall color in the Midwest, but few people have seen it in all its autumn-time splendor from above—way, way above.

Discover Door County

Destination Guide

Order your free copy of the Official Door County Destination Guide and start planning your trip.

Seasonal Highlights

No matter when you visit Door County, there will be plenty to see and do.

Video Gallery

Check out our video series to get a first-hand, experiential feel of what it’s like to be in this incredible place.