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Pines, cedar, spruce, balsam
Trees That Change
Maples, aspen/poplar, oaks, birch, tamarack
Peaking Fall Colors

North Shore Fall Color Progress Indicator

Fall Color and Bird Migration Report
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North Shore Fall Colors 2011! Fewer people and no bugs!

>>Report for September 8, 2011

Fall Color Status:  Maples, birch and aspen/poplars have started to change. Many birch in the upper North Shore area are turning bright yellow along Lake Superior. Generally colors are best for maple and oak from mid September into early October. Colors for birch and poplar/aspen are last two weeks of September into mid October. Tamarack changes to lemon yellow at the end of September into early October. We report fall colors into two areas; the lower North Shore and upper North Shore. I35 road construction has added 1-2 hours of traffic delays from Hinckley through Duluth. Try using Hwy 23 which connects Sandstone to Duluth. It is a very scenic backroad drive and will get you away from the hustle of I35. Save yourself the aggravation of sitting in stop and go back-ups. Well worth the extra time.

2008 and 2009 - very late fall colors ended rather abruptly Oct 15th and 17th as strong fall squalls rolled in. Watching these storms rip leaves off trees and spin up Lake Superior into huge shore pounding waves, is a spectacular scene.

>>Keep these things in mind;

Watch out for ticks... we've been finding very small deer ticks on dogs and people. Hard to believe but, deer ticks are very active during the warm fall days and often attach in the very private body areas. Deer ticks are a recent invasive species that has moved into North Shore areas, possibly from excessive deer populations. (might be a good place to find an area to deer hunt.)

Please be courteous to those that don't want to drive as slow as you. Turn-out in a safe location and let faster traffic pass. Not everyone is leaf looking. People live and work here too. Thank you!

FALL COLOR REPORT FOR LOWER NORTH SHORE / DULUTH AREA / HWY 61 MILE 0 TO MILE 70>>>Duluth through Little Marais, which includes Tettegouche State Park, St. Louis and Lake Counties. Current Report September 8; use early fall color routes. Some birch are turning bright yellow from Silver Bay through upper North Shore along Lake Superior. Awesome time of year to hike North Shore trails and explore the area.

FALL COLOR REPORT FOR UPPER NORTH SHORE HWY 61 MILE 70 TO USA / CANADA BORDER >>>All of Cook County from Schroeder up through Grand Portage, Gunflint Trail  and the Canadian border area. Current Report September 8; use early fall color routes. Some birch are turning bright yellow along Lake Superior. Maples are turning bright red on the Caribou Trail tour and Honeymoon Bluff tour. Awesome time of year to hike North Shore trails and explore the area. Opportunities exist for wolf watching along Hwy 61, especially at night. Wolf sightings are on a sharp increase due to incompetent government oversight. Between 9pm and midnight this week we've seen 6 wolves on Hwy 61 between Grand Marais and Judge Magney State Park. Wolves are commonly seen on and along Hwy 61 in Cook County in the; Lutsen area, Cascade River State Park area, up and through downtown Grand Marais, Colvill, Kadunce River Wayside area, Judge Magney State Park and Hovland.

See fall color images of Oberg Mountain from September 30th, 2010.

See fall color images of Cascade River from September 30th, 2010.

SPECIAL EVENT>>Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Beacon lighting and anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald Nov 10th. read more about this event...

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