Autumn in Lake of the Woods 🍁
As autumn approaches, you may be planning a road trip. Taking scenic tours is a favorite way for many to see the beautiful colors of fall. But wait. Before you pack up and jump into the car, why not see the sights in an alternative fashion? Boating can offer access to scenery not viewed by the masses. Fall foliage reflecting off of the water is truly a sight to behold. Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River paint a perfect backdrop for a fall color display. As of today, we are starting to see some leaves changing and we are at about 10 to 25 percent peak in the area.
Enjoy a beautiful 12-mile boat ride from the resorts near the mouth of the river at Wheeler’s Point to the City of Baudette and the new public docks at Willie Walleye Park. Check out Peace Park in Baudette, located right next to the U.S./Canadian border crossing. The park offers a fabulous view of the international bridge and Canada right from the convenience of your boat. Eight miles east of Baudette, check out the picturesque autumn foliage behind the gushing white waters of Clementson Rapids.
Lake of the Woods
Boasting some of the best walleye fishing in world, its also home to one of the most beautiful state parks. Zippel Bay State Park has 2 miles of white sandy beach along Lake of the Woods to take in the beautiful fall colors.
And if land is your choice of transportation, here are a few other spot in Lake of the Woods to check out.
Maps are available on the DNR website as well in person at the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau in Baudette, MN.
*Below is an active map, updated by the Minnesota DNR, of “percent of peak” fall color conditions throughout the Northwest and the state.*
Typical peak color dates vary year to year, along with the vibrancy of the colors. In northern Minnesota peak fall colors can vary depending on how close to the lake you are viewing, trees closer to the lake typically peak later then trees and inland.