A Vermonter’s fall guide to scenic foliage and things to do in Minnesota

A Minnesota fall foliage guide and top things to do this autumn: from the North Shore of Lake Superior to the scenic byways of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers to stunning views at state parks to apple picking and corn mazes, Minnesota is a perfect destination for leaf peepers chasing fall colors this autumn. Updated 10.16.21

List of the best Minnesota state parks with reviews

A travel blogger and day hiker visited all 66 Minnesota state parks and shares reviews, FAQs, and top things to do. Take the Minnesota State Challenge and explore the Land of 10,000 Lakes, acres of forests, miles of hiking trails, stunning waterfalls, campgrounds, and more. Originally posted June 11, 2020. Updated June 10, 2023.

Eclectic Asheville, N.C. offers more than the Biltmore Estate

Rich in culture, history and natural beauty set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC offers the beautiful Biltmore Estate and much more. Experience farm-to-table restaurants, locally made crafts in boutiques, craft breweries, live music, hiking, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, and adventures for the entire family.

Day trip from Vegas, Phoenix or Sedona: Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon travel guide and FAQs. One of our favorite family vacations: Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. Every turn is breathtaking and mesmerizing – it’s as if you’re on a different planet. And it’s only a day trip away from Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sedona, Zion or Bryce Canyon.

Originally published: March 6, 2019. Updated: Jan. 22, 2022.