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20 Quintessential Fall Activities in Minnesota

Every autumn, Aitkin County’s lush forestry transforms from a dazzling emerald shade to vibrant hues of marigold, amber, and kelly green, with crimson-clad trees sprinkled into the fold. There are dozens of unique ways to commemorate autumn’s official arrival. To ensure that your upcoming stay is nothing short of colorful and splendidly comfortable, we’ve compiled 20 quintessential fall activities in Minnesota.

Romantic Northern Minnesota Wedding Venues: Big Sandy Lodge

A couple of years ago, we wrote about a Big Sandy Lodge & Resort specialty: fall weddings. We briefly discussed ceremony possibilities, autumn-focused receptions, and on-site lodging. This time around, we’re going to dive a little deeper into what makes our particularly picturesque slice of the Midwest one of the premier Northern Minnesota wedding venues. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of the property, 10 on-site photo ideas, a look at the four seasons, and a handful of ways to start your long-overdue honeymoon!

Finding the Most Vibrant Northern Minnesota Fall Colors

The backwoods near Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, located in McGregor, MN, feature particularly stunning Northern Minnesota fall colors. You’ll observe a heartwarming meld of crimson, amber, marigold, and kelly green as you venture along backcountry roads, peaceful hiking trails, and serene lakes. Before departure, make sure to consult the always up-to-date Minnesota fall color map, which is collated by the Department of Natural Resources.