Take a Drive! Enjoy the Fall Colors and the Beauty of Nature

It’s that time of the year many call their favorite.  “Sweater weather” as some call it also is the time when the forests, bogs, fields and shorelines come to life with the changing colors of fall.  Right now is a great time to view fall colors around Lake of the Woods.  To help plan your adventure, the MN DNR tracks fall colors around the state with a helpful fall colors map.

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Scenic fall drives.  Just about anywhere is this wilderness rich area is a hit.  Here are just a few ideas in the area to get you started.  Maps are available on the DNR website as well in person at the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau in Baudette, MN.

Zippel Bay State Park.

-Franz Jevne State Park.

Beltrami Island State Forest.

Lake of the Woods State Forest.

Pine Island State Forest.

-Northwest Angle State Forest.

This is a great time of the year not only for fall colors, but also for fishing and hunting.  Lake of the Woods offers world class fishing for walleyes, pike, muskies, bass, crappies, perch and sturgeon this time of the year.  Resorts offer discounted packages ranging everywhere from just lodging to complete packages taking care of meals and fishing charters and/ or guides as well.

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The area boasts hundreds of thousands of acres of public hunting land.  Three species of grouse, deer, bear and waterfowl abound on and around the lake and Rainy River.

Whether it’s a quick getaway with someone special, “ladies only” trip, guys getaway or something special for your family, now is a great time to enjoy one of Minnesota’s true natural wonders, the fall colors.

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