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Why fall is special in Wisconsin

Wisconsin B&Bs - Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year in Wisconsin.  As the daylight hours diminish and the temperatures fall, Mother Nature prepares her trees for winter. The green chlorophyll pigment that dominates the leaves of deciduous trees fades away as the miracle of photosynethsis slows and stops. The carotenoid pigments (yellow, orange and brown) are revealed, along with the anthocyanins, which produce the blazing reds.

Wisconsin is blessed with a mixture of birch, poplar, maple, elm, hickory, white oak, red oak and many other trees. Some of the trees -- like sumac and walnut -- start turning colors at the end of August, while the rest display their colors starting in mid-September to mid-October. Every year is a little different because of the impact of weather, with sunny days and cool nights providing optimal color conditions.

This is the perfect time of year to enjoy nature and drink in the splendor of Mother Nature's color palette. Whether you're biking, motorcycling, walking, talking a boat cruise, canoeing or simply enjoying the sight from your car, the breathtaking views are free of charge!

It's also a busy season for Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Organization members, so it's always best to plan your reservations in advance. But it never hurts to call to see if there are any last-minute cancellations.

You can also plan your trip with the Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report, a fantastic tool to monitor the changing colors across the state. 

Enjoy the change of season and visit one of our member inns