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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
218-834-5557
mile 54.6
Open Friday - Sunday May 26-June 25; Wednesday-Sunday June 26 - September 4; and weekends September 8 - October 21

 

42 Outer Drive | Silver Bay
218-220-5330
mile 90.2 + 1.8 miles

 

467 Ski Hill Road | Lutsen
218-406-1320
mile 109.7 + 0.1 miles

 

11 1st Ave W | Grand Marais
612-747-7803
mile 109.8

 

Artist Point | Grand Marais
218-387-8717
gunflint mile 43.7 + 0.6 miles from Gunflint Trail

 

144 S Gunflint Lake Rd | Grand Marais
218-388-2296
mile 128.8 + 7.4 miles

 

82 Irish Creek Road | Hovland
218-370-0283
family in horse drawn sleigh at gunflint lodge
State Park Events
spiral waterslide and pool at americinn silver bay on the north shore
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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