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Tettegouche State Park | Mille Laces Kathio State Park | Whitewater State Park


Twin Cities Metro

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Afton State Park 09/30

The Interpretive Prairie Loop trail winds through some... more details


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Fort Snelling State Park 09/30 Fall is a beautiful time to explore Fort Snelling State... more details

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Interstate State Park 10/01 Yellows, oranges, and reds are spreading across the greens... more details

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Lake Maria State Park 09/30 Nice blend of colors throughout the forest. Some maple are... more details

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Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 10/01 Park at the Straight House and walk the prairie trails... more details

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Wild River State Park 10/01 The view from the Visitor Center is stunning as you can see... more details

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William O'Brien State Park 10/01 The Prairie Overlook Trail is the place to view beautiful... more details

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Northeastern Minnesota

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Banning State Park 10/01 Colorful areas include Quarry Loop, Cartway and Trillium... more details

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Bear Head Lake State Park 10/01 Walk the Norberg Trail and be reminded of your childhood as... more details

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Cascade River State Park 10/01 Birch and aspen are near peak along the shore of Lake... more details

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Father Hennepin State Park 09/24 Drive to the beach/picnic area, Pope's Point has all the... more details

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Franz Jevne State Park 09/30 Start at the picnic area and follow the trails along the... more details

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George Crosby Manitou State Park 10/01 Hike to the Benson Lake Overlook on the Superior Hiking... more details

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Gooseberry Falls State Park 10/01 Traveling along either paved trails on the Gitchi Gami bike... more details

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Grand Portage State Park 10/01 Color change within the park is progressing nicely now. ... more details

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Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area 10/01 We have many beautiful overlooks within the park. You can... more details

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Jay Cooke State Park 10/01 We are not at peak yet, but it's getting closer. Tree... more details

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Judge C.R. Magney State Park 10/01 Views along Highway 61 are spectacular, especially from the... more details

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Lake Vermilion State Park 09/27 The drive to the Armstrong Bay day use will be worth taking... more details

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McCarthy Beach State Park 10/01 The maples are still pretty in the campground due to the... more details

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Moose Lake State Park 09/30 The color change is almost getting to peak. The trails are... more details

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Savanna Portage State Park 10/01 Loon Lake Trail Lake Shumway Trail still have nice color,... more details

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Scenic State Park 10/01 Come take a beautiful fall hike out to Chase Point and take... more details

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Schoolcraft State Park 10/01 Take a hike along the river and watch for migrating... more details

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Soudan Underground Mine State Park 09/27 The best spots to view the color changes are from the back... more details

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park 09/27 Hike the trails for some good views. Have a picnic in one... more details

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St. Croix State Park 09/25 Take a drive down the entrance road and take a right 12... more details

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Temperance River State Park 10/01 The six mile, roundtrip, hike to Carlton Peak will reward... more details

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Tettegouche State Park 10/01 A drive around Tettegouche State Park (Hwy 61 to Hwy 1 to... more details

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Northwestern Minnesota

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Big Bog State Recreation Area 09/30 Travel to the Northern Unit of the park to hike the... more details

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Buffalo River State Park 09/30 Hike the River View Trail and see the great view of the... more details

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Charles A. Lindbergh State Park 09/26 Take a trip through the campground area and on trails... more details

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Crow Wing State Park 09/26 Bike the new extension of the Paul Bunyan Trail or hike any... more details

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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area 10/01 Fall color enthusiasts will not want to miss Miners... more details

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Glacial Lakes State Park 10/01 For wide open prairie trails head down to the horse camp... more details

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Glendalough State Park 09/30 The maple trees by the lodge are in vibrant color right... more details

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Hayes Lake State Park 09/25 All areas of the park are great views! Grefthen Bay... more details

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Itasca State Park 09/30 The leaves are changing very fast! Red and bur oak are... more details

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La Salle Lake State Recreation Area 09/30 Many newly devleoped trails will lead you to discover... more details

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Lake Bemidji State Park 10/01 The park entrance road and the Rocky Point... more details

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Lake Bronson State Park 09/30 Wonderful time to take a hike! Hear the crunching of the... more details

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Lake Carlos State Park 10/01 Hidden Lake and Maple/Basswood Trail for a forested hike.... more details

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Maplewood State Park 09/30 The 4.5 mile Scenic Park Drive is a visitor favorite for... more details

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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park 10/01 A drive through the park is always a good way to see fall... more details

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Old Mill State Park 09/30 The hiking club trail is a favorite, but all the trails are... more details

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Red River State Recreation Area 09/25 Hiking along trail to walk-in tent sites and fishing... more details

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Zippel Bay State Park 09/30 While some areas of the park have peaked, others are just... more details

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Southeastern Minnesota

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Beaver Creek Valley State Park 10/01 Hike the Beaver Creek Trail. more details

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Carley State Park 10/01 A riverside trail winds around the north branch of the... more details

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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park 10/01 The Hiking Club Trail offers a variety of color... more details

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Frontenac State Park 09/30 Hike the Bluff Side Trail. more details

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Great River Bluffs State Park 10/01 Hike out to King's Bluff. more details

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John A. Latsch State Park 10/01 Watch the fall color change this year, from a beautiful... more details

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Myre-Big Island State Park 10/01 Along main road and trails bordering prairie areas. Big... more details

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Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park 09/25 The maples are in their vibrant stages this week, with lots... more details

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Rice Lake State Park 10/01 Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the tranquil setting of... more details

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Sakatah Lake State Park 09/30 Our best Fall color's right now is a long our roads in the... more details

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Whitewater State Park 10/01 Many maples are peaking now. Oaks are turning quickly. ... more details

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Southwestern Minnesota

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Big Stone Lake State Park 10/01 The Meadowbrook entrance road tunnel of yellow is fading as... more details

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Blue Mounds State Park 10/01 Hike up to Eagle Rock and look across the landscape outside... more details

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Camden State Park 10/01 Camden offers spectacular views of both prairie and... more details

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Flandrau State Park 10/01 Cottonwood River access near pool and the Bluebird Trail. ... more details

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Fort Ridgely State Park 09/30 Prairie grasses and flowers are best viewed from the... more details

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Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area 10/01 Begin at the trailhead on the south east side of the... more details

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Kilen Woods State Park 09/29 Walk the Sioux and Oak Trail along the southern fringes of... more details

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Lac Qui Parle State Park 09/30 Hike the trails to see the fall colors and migratory... more details

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Lake Shetek State Park 09/23 Take a hike around Loon Island or Smith Lake and enjoy the... more details

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Minneopa State Park 09/30 Hike down to the waterfall area or any of the wonderful... more details

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Monson Lake State Park 09/24 Monson Lake State Park is quite small, the picnic ground is... more details

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Sibley State Park 09/30 Begin your color tour of Sibley State Park at the Trail... more details

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Split Rock Creek State Park 10/01 Hike the trails and look accross the landscape to see fall... more details

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Upper Sioux Agency State Park 09/30 For sweeping prairie views, take the trail leading from the... more details