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Rhinelander fall color guide

Dramatic colors will soon arrive in the Rhinelander Area. Maples will turn brilliant hues of orange and red; oaks turn red, brown or russet; birch leaves turn bright yellow, while poplars take on a golden yellow. We have some tips on when and where you can see the best colors.

When to see the best fall colors

When do the colors turn? Determining the best days for fall color in Rhinelander is an imprecise science and to some extent, a matter of opinion. Usually, the best fall colors can be found from late September through early October. The weeks before and after this period can be beautiful as well. Early-season days can be spectacular as trees begin to flash their fall colors. Late-season days can also be incredible, as new views open along the shores of our sparkling lakes and flocks of migratory birds fill the sky. Check our site for the latest fall color report.

Good places to take in fall scenery

Almon Park Trail

Located just five miles south of Rhinelander, this relatively level 2.25-mile trail offers some nice fall views around Buck Lake.

Holmboe Nature Preserve

Although the trail is less than a mile, its a beautiful place for a fall stroll. Its located just off the Pelican River, near the Taylor Park Health Care and Rehabilitation center off Boyce Drive.

Washburn Lake Trail

This hilly 15-mile trail system is a fantastic place for a fall hike. Its located seven miles west of Rhinelander and three miles north of Woodboro and Highway 8, just off Washburn Lake Road.

Enterprise County Trail

This scenic seven-mile trail offers great fall birding and wildlife viewing. Its located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G. The trails are also open for mountain biking.

Find more trails in the Rhinelander Area.

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