Fall colors driving traffic

Your fall travel plans in Door County depend a lot on the colors of the leaves. While not on par with the summer months of July and August, October is one of the top room-tax revenue-producing months according to the Door County Tourism Zone. Over $659,000 in room taxes were collected in 2019, making it the fifth-highest total for the whole year. Destination Door County Interim CEO Jon Jarosh says they have already received several calls on when they expect the peak fall color season to be this year. He tells them that it depends on where you go on the peninsula.

In anticipation for the fall, Jarosh says finding a room on the weekends could be tricky and weekdays are becoming more popular than ever. According to the Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report, Door and Kewaunee counties are expected to be at their peak the second weekend of October. Some spots in northern Wisconsin are already at 30 to 60 percent peak fall colors.

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