(Undated)--Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have launched their annual Fall Color Report.  Every Thursday, staff at Minnesota's 75 state parks submit fall color progress reports so you can plan your trips to the most scenic settings.

Explore Minnesota says the wave of peak fall colors typically starts in the northern part of the state in mid-September and makes its way south to the Iowa border by mid-October.

Officials says that sunny days and chilly nights create the best conditions for brilliant colors.