Autumn Paradise in Minnesota
Minnesota's autumn paradise is a delight for Minnesota visitors and residents. Take a fall color tour as the season moves north to south for breathtaking views of autumn scenery.
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There is no doubt that autumn is the best time for beautiful weather in Minnesota. Our autumn temperatures often last into late November and, at times, even into December. You can expect temperatures in the high 70s in September dipping to the 30s by the end of November.
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Best times for Minnesota leaf-looking: Late September to early October is the time to travel across the state to enjoy autumn scenery in all regions of the state.
As you feast on the fall colors, you will find late-season discounts, fewer tourists and no mosquitos.
You will need to book early if you want to reserve a hotel for autumn leaf looking in Duluth or other North Shore "hot spots" like Grand Marais and Two Harbors.
Central Minnesota offers stunning autumn color with fall leaves contrasted against the area tall pines. Get a hotel in Park Rapids, Cass Lake or Detroit Lakes and road trip from there.
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As the fall color show moves south, so do the visitors to Minnesota's autumn scenery extravaganza. You will find fall festivals and celebrations in almost every community.
Minnesota State Parks are a good option for lodging in autumn. You can camp or sign up for a camper cabin.
Autumn Reading and Fall Fun
- A board book, a coloring book and more.
The Minnesota Fall Color Report helps you follow the progression of the color viewing season with the fall color guide provided by the Department of Natural Resources. You will find fall leaf color reports for all areas of the state.
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Get Out on the River to
Enjoy Minnesota's Autumn Paradise
Mississippi River Boat Cruises offer stunning views of the river set in a frame of autumn color. Starting points for riverboat tours include both Saint Paul and Minneapolis as well as other towns along the river.
Taylors Falls Minnesota vacations in autumn can include scenic boat tours on the St. Croix river with breathtaking views of fall leaf color. These leaf looking tours leave from the dock near Interstate State Park.
Other great fall color tours ideas include the Lake City area with time spent hiking in Frontenac State Park and a visit to one of the area's famous apple orchards.
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This "tongue-in-cheek" fall leaf coloring video was created to entice visitors to autumn Ely Minnesota vacations
Minnesota Vacation Rentals are perfect lodging options in all of the areas of the state where you want to be in our autumn paradise.
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