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golden fall colors with lake superior

Guided Fall Color Adventure

Looking for a little more than directions for your fall fun? Hire a guide for an autumn hike or canoe to explore the colors without loads of planning. Add attractions like a ziplines and mini-golf to play through your day. Stop by any of the eight MN State Parks – and check out upcoming park events below!

Peak maple fall colors happen first, generally between September 23 and October 9, followed in late September with the second season of golden color lasting until about the third week of October. Get the current fall color report

Itinerary Tips

Use Restaurants Near Me and the Shops Near Me to add stops.
Use the Mile-by-Mile guide to customize your day.
Check out all the Events, too!
Get a general North Shore map to orient yourself. Trail maps are included in each description below.

mile 25.5


1204 7th Ave | Two Harbors
mile 54.6
Axe Throwing Opens mid August! Ages 12 and up.


42 Outer Drive | Silver Bay
mile 90.2 + 1.8 miles


467 Ski Hill Road | Lutsen
mile 109.7 + 0.1 miles


11 1st Ave W | Grand Marais
mile 109.8


Artist Point | Grand Marais
gunflint mile 43.7 + 0.6 miles from Gunflint Trail


144 S Gunflint Lake Rd | Grand Marais
mile 128.8 + 7.4 miles


82 Irish Creek Road | Hovland
wintry waves rolling in at bluefun bay on lake superior
State Park Events
wintry waves rolling in at bluefun bay on lake superior
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sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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