Fall in Minnesota is special. The leaves on the aspen, ash, silver maples, birch, and other trees change and line the lake shores with spectacular foliage, creating awe-inspiring scenes of natural beauty.
The weather typically offers clear skies, sunshine, and mild temperatures, making it a great time to visit the family lake resorts in Minnesota.
Pelican Lake is one of Minnesota’s premier fishing lakes for bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, crappie, and more. In addition to great fishing, here are a few things you might want to plan to do while you’re in the area:
The beautiful, untouched Vermillion Falls are a don’t-miss, photo-worthy stop. Take the kids, dog, and picnic food on a short hike from the parking area on a well-maintained trail and enjoy nature at its best. You’ll create memories for the entire family.
Shute Wildlife Sanctuary
The American Bear Association, a non-profit organization, manages this sanctuary where bears come and go at will through the pine forest, meadows, and cool swamps. The association’s goal is to make Vince Shute’s last wish a reality and facilitate better understanding of black bears through education, observation, and experience.
Orr Bog Walk
This half-mile floating boardwalk passes through a variety of wetlands where visitors can see wildflowers, plants, birds, otters, muskrats, eagles, osprey, pelicans, and other wildlife. It’s an easy, interesting trek.
Kabetogama State Forest
Kabetogama State Forest offers camping and numerous nature trails for hiking. The forest is the gateway into Voyageurs National Park, a water-based park of interconnected waterways including Crane, Rainy, Kabatogama, and Namakan Lakes.
Fall is the perfect time for a weekend getaway to one of the family-fun resorts in Minnesota where you can bike, hike, golf, play tennis, boat, and visit local attractions. With so much to see and enjoy in the fall, shouldn’t you plan a visit to a Minnesota family lake resort? You’ll be glad you did.