Open Mobile Search
Open Mobile Menu


Head North For A Great Minnesota Fall Trip


Fall is a beautiful time to head north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota for a Fall Weekend Getaway. Grand Rapids is a convenient drive destination that provides a far enough away location to provide a real escape. This up north charming community has mixed forests that produce stunning fall colors. We have created for you a sample weekend fall getaway itinerary to give you some ideas of things to do and see.

Check out this sample Grand Rapids Fall Weekend Itinerary:

Rapids Brewing Company

Day 1 – Friday

Edge of Wilderness Scenic Byway Fall Leaves Tour

Day 2 – Saturday

  • Rise & Shine– We suggest Brewed Awakenings or NoPo Coffee for a great cup of coffee and a fresh baked muffin to start your day!
  • History Tour – Discover a historic environmental learning center called the Forest History Center where costumed interpreters reenact what time would have been like in a 1900’s logging camp.
  • Learn & Enjoy Art – Tour the FREE Itasca County Historical Museum to learn about all of the fascinating culture and heritage of the Grand Rapids MN area. Take a self-guided tour of the Grand Rapids public art. MacRostie Art Center has a FREE art gallery where you can view monthly exhibits and purchase Minnesota art.
  • Fall Scenic Drive – finish the day by taking a scenic drive up the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway. Enjoy stunning fall colors of the hardwood and pine trees in the Chippewa National Forest, and stop at the shops and restaurants along the way.

Enjoy one of our Fall Leaves Tour routes to enjoy stunning fall foliage.

Day 3 – Sunday

  • Sleep In – Sunday’s are fun days, and one’s where you can allow yourself to not be woke up by an alarm clock.
  • Enjoy Brunch – In Grand Rapids, MN there are several restaurants that host terrific Sunday Brunch. We suggest: 17th Street Grill at Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Tiovos.
  • Get Outdoors – one last time before you hit the road to travel home. There are many studies that show spending time outdoors is good for your body and mind. Take a look at our Fall Leaves Tour Map. The fall foliage is so stunning and it is only around for a short period of time. Worth one more look!

Travel safe back home, and we encourage you to share all of your picture memories with us on your social media pages by including #HeadNorth in your post. 

Share via
Copy link