Hiking on Trail

Hundreds of miles of trails to explore fall leaves.

Here are some Minnesota fall vacation packing tips that can help make planning your trip a snap. Fall in Grand Rapids, Minnesota is beautiful! The cooler temperatures and smaller crowds makes the fall a wonderful time of year to travel to northern Minnesota. Grand Rapids Minnesota has beautiful fall leaves tours on two major scenic byways, state and national forests an abundance of outdoor recreation, shopping, dining, art/culture, and education/history. Check out Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Tip 1: Pack Layers Fall brings cooler temperatures, but Minnesota is known for a wide varying temperatures during this time of year. The morning and nights will be cool in the low 60’s to mid 50’s, but during the day it is not out of the ordinary to find up to high 70’s.

Tip 2: Pack Rain Gear Minnesota fall weather can be unpredictable. It could be raining in the morning and beautiful and sunny in the afternoon, or vise versa. By packing your rain gear you will be prepared to not let the rain ruin your fall adventures.

Fall FishingTip 3: Pack Outdoor Gear Depending on your fall adventures preferences you might want to pack some hiking gear, hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes with good soles, a pair of binoculars, a walking stick, and don’t forget your camera or phone with good camera. The beauty of nature will be all around you, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to capture your memories on film. There are a lot of outdoor recreation adventures awaiting you in Minnesota. Additional outdoor gear to consider if you are wanting to take advantage of our thousands of lakes and rivers: water recreation items (kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe, or boat), fishing gear (fishing rod & reel, tackle and net), and swim gear. Because of our beautifully clean and clear lakes and rivers you are able to take advantage of water recreation into the fall. The water temperatures will drop due to the cooler nights, but it is still wonderful to swim, fish, kayak or canoe in. Don’t worry if you don’t own all of the outdoor gear Grand Rapids, Minnesota has many outdoor rental businesses, bait shops, outdoor gear stores, and Minnesota Fishing Guides.

Tip 4: Pack Some Snacks If you are looking for a day hike, a scenic byway drive, or just taking in the outdoors from one of our great area attractions or possibly shopping you will want to pack a little cooler with ice packs that includes a few bottles of water and some healthy snacks are a smart choice to keep your energy up. Nuts, granola bars, energy bars and fresh cut fruit and veggies are a good option. Grand Rapids has many grocery stores that have special organic sections, gas stations, and local cafes that offer fresh options for on the go convenience. Check out the shopping, services and dining sections of Visit Grand Rapids website.

The Myles Reif Center offers over 40 performances annually

The Myles Reif Center offers over 40 performances annually

Tip 5: Pack For A Variety of Things To Do  Pack a variety of clothing options so you can take in all the things to do. There are many live music options, art/culture, educational/historic attractions, live performances (both indoor and out), premiere annual events, a wide variety of shopping and exquisite dining options. You will want to check out the Grand Rapids, Minnesota Event Calendar before you arrive to your northern Minnesota destination. You may need a dressier outfit to attend a performance at the Reif Center or take in live music. There are many exquisite dining options to choose from for a unique dining experience in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

We hope you found these Minnesota fall vacation packing tips were helpful to you. If you are looking for a Minnesota Fall Vacation location that has something for everyone, consider Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Grand Rapids offers a laid back location where you can sit back and enjoy the fall beauty or you can be active in the northern Minnesota nature. The choice is yours. We encourage you to check out the Grand Rapids, Minnesota website to check out all of the Things To Do and Things To See in the fall time of the year. We have travel planners to help you Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm at 1-800-355-9740.