Island View Resort is the perfect base camp for your Minnesota North Shore fall colors vacation. The North Shore of Lake Superior is a popular destination in summer for those fleeing the hot, muggy weather inland. It is even more popular in autumn and because of its northerly location, one of the first places in Minnesota where fall colors emerge. Here, the fiery scarlets and oranges of maples meet the soft golds and yellows of aspen and birch, studded with the deep red understory of flaming sumac.
The season is short but brilliant with two waves of color. The first occurs inland, away from the lake, usually between mid-September and early October and is a good time to hit the hiking trails or drive the back roads. The second burst of color follows Lake Superior’s shoreline, usually peaking during the first two weeks of October. This is a great time to pitch a tent at one of the state parks. You’ll dwell amidst the fall colors and have easy access to Minnesota’s own”long trail” the Superior Hiking Trail.
Gooseberry, Cascade, and Temperance falls are some of those easy access sights. Don’t think you have to be a hiker to experience this region! For those that do hike and backpack there are worlds beyond the shore inviting you to explore. And then you have almost endless waters North of Lake Superior to canoe.