October is the peak of the autumn in Minnesota with brilliant colors and mild to cold weather. The average high temperatures are comfortable in the day in the 50°F (10°C) to 60°F (15.6°C), but the nights are chilly with average low temperatures in the 30°F (-1.1°C) to 40°F (4.4°C) range. In the northwest, the temperatures are in the 32°F (0°C) to 55°F (12.8°C) range in Alexandria, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, and Warroad. The fall foliage is at its peak as even the broadleafs and hardwoods change colors by the mid of October. The brilliant shades are panoramic in the backdrop of the beautiful hills. The scenic byways and lakes offer the best views of the dazzling scenery through driving, biking, boating, or hiking. The harvest season is on its last legs, and all living creatures are busy accumulating the produce to last for the winter. The breezy fall evenings are cold, while the nights are memorable in the periphery of a campfire. October is the last month before icy conditions invade Minnesota.