Minnesota’s Fall Color Show

September 15th, 2015 by InnKeeper

Minnesota Fall ColorThe sights and sounds of Autumn are underway in Minnesota, and excitement is in the air as the dramatic colors of fall begin their beautiful annual display. Due to the drier summer this year, maples will likely have shorter show of color, but the golden hues of prairie lands, aspens, and birch trees will certainly not disappoint anyone.  Minnesota’s fall color typically peaks towards the end of September or early October, but mother nature’s great show can be enjoyed through the end of October.  Venture out of the city to our lakeside Bed and Breakfast, and enjoy the spectacular fall color found near beautiful Spicer, Minnesota. Book your fall getaway at our refreshing Bed and Breakfast today.  

Fall Color of 2015

Since Fall color for 2015 is just now beginning it’s show throughout Minnesota, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway.  At our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find that our 5-acre lakefront escape provides the perfect mix of nature, history, and relaxation.  To fully enjoy the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of fall, we recommend heading to Sibley State Park in nearby New London.  The oak trees here have yet to change color, but the autumn grasses, such as bluestems, are in full bloom along the Western Horse Trail.  As the fall color show gets fully underway in western Minnesota, a hike up to Mount Tom will be incredibly rewarding.  Mount Tom is one of several high points in a 50-mile radius, and as such will give you a spectacular and colorful view out over the forests, farmland, prairie knolls, and lakes that dot this area.  You’re also likely to enjoy plenty of wildlife along your journey.

Fall Color MinnesotaAnother nearby park where you’re sure to enjoy a spectacular fall color show is Monson Lake State Park. Though this park is small, it is located at a transition point between Minnesota’s prairie lands and hardwood forests.  Therefore, you’re more likely to see a beautiful combination of tree and prairie color hiking through this delightful park.  If you’d rather see this beautiful color as you drive through the scenic countryside of Minnesota, then we recommend heading out on the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway. This 220 mile route will take you through a beautiful mix of hardwood forest, prairie and lakes.  If you want to make any stops along the way, the byway is packed with a variety of attractions, including there are plenty of good places for hiking, bird watching and fishing.