The best season of the year is here! Part of what makes this season so magical is the leaves changing colors. If you’re wondering where you can get the best views of fall beauty, check out our list of parks to view fall colors in Fargo and within a two-hour drive.
The peak time to go is late September to early October, so don’t blink or you’ll miss it!
Forest River Park: 500 Forest River Drive (Fargo)
Once an old housing development by the river, this park offers lots of trails and beautiful trees to catch the leaves changing colors. There’s even a kayak/canoe launch right on the Red River.
Gooseberry Mound Park: 100 22nd Ave S. (Moorhead)
Lindenwood Park: 1805 Roger Maris Drive (Fargo)
Lions Conservancy Park: 1221 El Cano Drive S (Fargo)
This park is along the river in south Fargo and has plenty of trails to get your fall foliage fill! It’s a great place to see fall colors in Fargo.
North Elmwood & South Elmwood Park 500 13th Ave W. (West Fargo)
Orchard Glen Park: 76th Ave S & Orchard Park Drive (Fargo)
M.B. Johnson Park: 3601 11th St N (Moorhead)
This hidden gem in North Moorhead is a great spot to take a break and catch some beautiful fall colors. While there, be sure to check out the Fruit Forest planted in 2021.
FALL COLORS WITHIN 1 HOUR
Buffalo River State Park: 25 minutes (Click for map)
This state park boasts 12 miles of flat terrain trails winding through riverine forests that’s sure to give you beautiful views of not only changing trees, but colorful wildflowers too!
Maplewood State Park: One hour (Click for map)
If the idea of unleashing your littles into nature scares you a bit, Maplewood has a scenic 5-mile drive through the park where you can experience shady hallows and wooded knolls from the comfort of your car.
FALL COLORS WITHIN 2 HOURS
If you want to create your own “Fall Foliage Finder,” Minnesota has a specific website completely dedicated to following the changing of the leaves around the state!