Exploring Fall Colors in Minnesota

This time of year is the perfect opportunity to explore some scenic byways and admire the brilliance of the fall colors. Consider the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway in Minnesota along the north shore of Lake Superior.

Just 5 hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul, this 57 mile stretch of road is known for its breathtaking scenery. You can start your adventure from the town of Grand Marais, then follow County Highway 12. You’ll head close to the Canadian border as you soak in the colors from the pines mixed with the birches, alders and aspens. There are a number of beautiful lakes scattered along the route.

While enjoying the fall colors you might also catch a glimpse of some of the local wildlife, particularly the moose which are active this time of year. If you’re lucky enough to stay in the area for awhile, you might also be able to catch the Northern Lights as the days begin to shorten.

Using your RV as your home base, you’ll find that there is much to see and do. Visit any of the various outfitters along the route, ready to help you try your hand at hiking, canoeing or fishing.

When you’ve reached the end of the road you’ll reach the wisely named ‘Trail’s End Campground’. It does have some RV friendly sites but they can be limited, so be sure to call in advance.

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