Autumn is coming to the northern part of the state, and slowly creeping southward. The state Department of Tourism says foliage in some northern counties is at 50 percent to 75 percent peak color levels. The areas include Ashland, Florence, Forest, Price, Sawyer, Taylor and Vilas counties.
The tourism agency says the colors are especially attractive in the Brule River State Forest in Douglas County and Copper Falls State park in Ashland County. That's where officials are reporting brilliant red and gold colors from maple and birch.Throughout northern and central Wisconsin, foliage is at 26 percent to 50 percent peak colors. In most southern counties the colors are just beginning to change.