Day Trips to View the Fall Colors
Fall color tours in Minnesota is a must do for this time of year. Few major cities can boast such beautiful drives, all of which are even prettier in the fall. The trees in Minnesota start to change color and show their blazing autumn beauty in October. It's the perfect time of year to hop in the car and take a day trip to one of these scenic places, all an easy drive from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Circle Lake of the Isles, Maka Ska, Harriet and Nokomis lakes, and visit Minnehaha Falls. The Lake Street and Ford Parkway bridges have great views of the Mississippi bordered by colorful, wooded hillsides. St. Paul's tree-lined Summit Avenue is bordered by stately homes. Just a couple hours north we have they amazing North Shore of Lake Superior. This has been designated as an "All American Drive," one of only 15 routes in the country so noted for their outstanding scenery.
Rainbow Routes: 10 Fall Color Drives
- North Shore of Lake Superior Iron Range Loop Mississippi Headwaters Otter Tail County St. Croix River Valley Twin Cities Touring MinniHaha Falls Minnesota River Drive Edge of Wilderness Brainerd Lakes and Mille Lacs Mississippi River Valley