The winds of change that are happening in the Grand Rapids, MN area are upon us. As we move into the official fall season here in Minnesota’s nature, we want to celebrate what mother nature has blest us with. Here in Grand Rapids we have a lot of natural amenities that surround us every day. These golden opportunities are here to experience.
The beautiful fall foliage that surrounds our communities is something we tend to take for granted. Grand Rapids is unique in that whatever roadway, trail or path that you take you will find brilliant fall foliage color. According to the Minnesota Department of Resources the Grand Rapids, MN area is between 25%-50% peak. Visit Grand Rapids has created fall color maps for people to download that gives multiple drive tour options to experience the beauty that mother nature has blessed us with. Don’t wait too long because the frost has an impact on fall foliage color. There is rapid color change daily. Peak season for the Grand Rapids, MN area is mid-September to early October. The DNR Fall Color Report gives weekly color updates for the entire state. Visit Grand Rapids has created fall color drive maps that people can print to help guide them to experience the brilliance of fall color in the Grand Rapids, MN area.
Other recreational opportunities that are available in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area is hunting and fishing. There are over a million acres of hunting land available in Itasca County. This area presents some of the best hunting in the state. Good habitat, well-managed and abundant public land, and an accommodating hospitality community combine for a desirable location for the serious outdoorsman and outdoorswoman. Visit Grand Rapids provides a complete list of season opener dates for hunting and fishing on their calendar of events page. Home to more than 1,000 lakes, the Grand Rapids area is a fishing mecca for anglers in search of crappie, northerns, walleye, panfish, bass and perch. The fishing season begins just after the early spring warm-up and fishing opener in May, through summer and on to autumn when fish go on a feeding binge in preparation for freeze-up. Check out Visit Grand Rapids for the weekly fishing report with hot spots and tips from area fishing professionals. Right now the water temperatures are dropping into mid to lower 60’s. Presentation has seemed to switch, and fish are roaming, so watch the electronics closely and stay on top of the action.
A visit to the Grand Rapids, MN area is beautiful any time of year, but in the fall it is simply majestic.