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Fall Adventures Up North in Minnesota

Grand Rapids is an Up North destination in Minnesota where you can find a lot of fall adventures. An easy drive via Hwy 2 from east and west and Hwy 169 via south and north. Grand Rapids is close enough to be convenient and far enough away to provide a real escape. Head north this fall to find adventure as well as relaxation.

Lodging With A View

Grand Rapids has over a million public acres to access for outdoor recreation. These forests surrounding Grand Rapids are mixed with deciduous and coniferous trees. This makes our area beautiful in the fall with mixed fall color foliage. From the red maples to the golden tamaracks the colors are stunning hues of reds, orange, yellow and brown. Our lodging properties are all situated within minutes of Minnesota’s forest areas. The Grand Rapids Minnesota Resorts,  Grand Rapids Bed & Breakfast, and Grand Rapids Lakehome Rentals are tucked among wooded and forest and lake areas. The Grand Rapids Hotel/Motels and Grand Rapids Vacation Rentals are all conveniently located within the city limits and walking distance of places to eat, drink and enjoy nightlife. All of these properties are well kept and landscaped with Minnesota native plants. If you are looking for a place to park your camper, we also have Grand Rapids Area Campgrounds that are all located among hardwoods and pine trees.

Couples Getaways

The fall is a perfect time of year to head north to Grand Rapids to enjoy a couples getaway. The pace of life is slower. The crowds are less and the traffic is less. There is more availability at lodging properties, and the lodging rates are less in the fall than peak summer. But the best part of doing a fall getaway up north are the moments spent between two people in love. Many Grand Rapids Lodging Properties have fireplaces to get warm and cozy and enjoy a glass of wine by. Grand Rapids has many salon and spa facilities that offer couples packages to pamper yourself. The Reif Center is a great place to be entertained. Enjoy live music throughout the week at many of our restaurants and bar establishments. Grand Rapids has lots of places to eat and drink. Try our new breweries, Minnesota wine bar, tap house and many restaurants that serve Northwoods flare cuisine. Or just enjoy each other’s company by taking a drive up the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway. The tall hardwoods and pines trees are a stunning backdrop of the byway and scenic lakes overlooks.

Outdoor Adventures

Grand Rapids has over 2,000 miles of trails, 1,000 area lakes and over 1 million public accessible forest land to enjoy outdoor adventures on. Hiking trails that we suggest are located in the Chippewa National Forest: Suomi Hills, Simpson Creek, and Lost Forty. ATV/OHV trails that we suggest are the Balsam to Bigfork Trail and the Blandin UPM Trail that will take you to Hill City. Both of these trails are hardwood and pine wooded trails that lead to area restaurants to eat and drink. Fall fishing is great up north. With over 1,000 area lakes you are sure to find a fish species you want to catch. The Mesabi Trail and the Tioga Recreation Area are great place to ride bike. Grand Rapids is a gateway to the Mesabi Trail which is over 100 miles of paved trail to bicycle through mixed forests, bog areas and reclaimed mine pit areas. The Tioga Recreation Area, located in Cohasset Minnesota on the west side of Lake Pokegama, will have close to 30 miles of world class mountain bike trails completed and ready to ride this fall. The trails will be marked, but there might not be a completed map ready yet. An official grand-opening is being planning for Spring 2020.