14 Sep Beautiful Fall Drives of Minnesota
Since the introduction of personal transportation lovers of fall foliage have been tempted to travel and take in the pristine views that autumn has to offer. Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes, offers 21 byways to take in the beauty of autumn and does not disappoint. From the beautiful 57-mile Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway to the Minneapolis Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. Which has since been listed as the longest stretch of continuous public urban parkways in the Nation. You will find yourself taken aback by the rolling waterfalls, sprawling prairies, lake views peeking through the leaves, and the winding rivers
As you can see below, there is no shortage of ground to cover and fall colors to see.
Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway:
While driving along this route you will find yourself, in what feels like, a beautiful painting. Full of fall colors, woodsy hills, and bluffs. Along the Historic Bluff Byway, you will be treated to Amish tours, museums, and historic sites- just to name a few.
Minneapolis Grand Rounds Scenic Byway:
If you’re looking for some four-season fun, look no further. With access to the city’s numerous parks and trails, this splendid path is not just for recreation but also for daily use. The Minneapolis Grand Rounds gifts us with the beauty of Minnehaha and Theodore Wirth Parkways, amongst several others.
Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway:
Through the winding Minnesota River, the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway is a destination in itself. You can visit the Redwood Falls, small detour
required, and rent a canoe to further the experience and view the sites by water. Not as easy as a car tour, but worth it!
North Shore All-American Scenic Drive:
Dubbed as an “All American Road”, this spectacular destination includes seven state parks and the spectacular views of the North Shore Superior. Running along the boarder of Duluth and the Canadian border. Take it a step further, enjoy lake-to-table meals, golf, and hiking. Don’t forget some of Minnesota’s highest waterfalls.