This fall, jump in the car for a road trip to find adventure as well as relaxation up north in Minnesota’s nature. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is close enough to be convenient and far enough away to provide a real escape.
Fall Bucket List #1: Hike in the Chippewa National Forest
You will find over 1 million public accessible forest land to hike. The Chippewa National Forest Hiking Trails like Suomi Hills, Simpson Creek, and Lost Forty will provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with nature. All trails are family friendly, well maintained, and provide ample parking. You will view stunning hardwood fall colors, northern Minnesota wildlife like chipmunks, squirrels, deer, eagles, hawks, and many northern Minnesota songbirds.
Fall Bucket List #2: Bike Tioga Recreation Area
Bike over 25 miles of world-class adventure at the newly built single track mountain bike trail called Tioga. There is a trail for every level where you will experience cross-country, downhill flow, and expert trails. This reclaimed mine area has been transformed into a multi-recreation area where you can bike, paddle, fish, snowshoe and more.
Fall Bucket List #3: Paddle the Mississippi
Grand Rapids is a Great River Road town. There is something very calming about paddling the Mississippi in the fall. The hardwood trees glisten on the water, watch the migration overhead, breathe in the crisp air. Paddle Hoppers is located on the Mississippi River and provides rentals and paddle services. Learn more about Paddling the Mississippi.
Fall Bucket List #4: Four Wheeling
If you are looking for more than relaxation, then we suggest ATV/OHV Trails, especially 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 with stunning fall colors that lead to area restaurants to eat and drink. If you don’t own an ATV, no worries, give R&R Rental a call to rent one of their side-by-sides.
Fall Bucket List #5: Up North Escape Room
Grand Rapids Escape Rooms provides a creative and fun way to build teamwork skills and learn local history, making it perfect for all types of players. As you and your team try to escape, you’ll learn to work together to reach a common goal in a challenging environment. Whether you come with family, friends or co-workers, our escape rooms provide great benefits for all.
Fall Bucket List #6: Up North Craft Beer Tour
Come celebrate the northern lifestyle with premium beer, locally sourced food, and great community. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is home to two craft breweries: Rapids Brewing Company and Klockow Brewing Company. It’s also home to a Minnesota Wine Bar that serves Minnesota wines and craft beer called Unwined Up North.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota is the perfect fall road trip to check off a few Minnesota bucket list adventures. Plan Your Trip at VisitGrandRapids.com.