Autumn is a much-adored season for many reasons…cool nights around a campfire, pumpkin patches, cozy sweatshirts, and of course, the beautiful vibrant colors of foliage during a Minnesota fall. Couple all that with some fun activities in the heart of lakes country and you have the recipe of a perfect autumn getaway. So grab your pumpkin latte, hit the road, and experience the autumn season in Alexandria!
You can’t let the autumn season pass you by without enjoying fall colors. Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay in the Alexandria Lakes Area, the colorful hues from the diverse tree species makes for spectacular displays to accompany your favorite activities! It’s hard miss a dazzling display of color with more than 300 lakes in the area, but some go-to places include Lake Carlos State Park and Kensington Runestone Park. Find a complete list of fall color hotspots here!
A visit to an orchard and pumpkin patch is a must! Country Blossom Farm will fill your autumn senses with all their fun fall activities. Guests enjoy their bakery, apple orchard, corn maze, pumpkin patch, woodland walk, outdoor fall activities and more. Special flashlight corn maze events are also held throughout the season.
The crisp, cool undertones of the weather accompanied by the heat of a sunny day makes autumn the perfect time for outdoor excursions. Lake Carlos State Park has over 14 miles of hiking trails that will get you deep in the woods, out to some grasslands and along the shores of Lake Carlos. Hiking enthusiasts will also enjoy Kensington Runestone Park which consists of 304 acres of wooded, gently rolling land with trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Meandering through glacial hills, lakeside views, diverse woods, and open prairie, the Central Lakes Trail provides 55 miles of paved adventure. Whether it’s biking, blading, running, or walking, this trail is a must-do in the fall. For golfing, you’ll have more than 150 holes to play at area courses on the Chain of Links Golf Trail, so you’ll be busy for quite a while.
Come this fall and see for yourself why Alexandria was voted Minnesota Monthly‘s Best MN Town! The fall colors, outdoor activities, autumn events, downtown shopping, trails, and hundreds of lakes makes for a great autumn getaway. Find more autumn activities in the Lakes Area here.