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Take a break from the back-to-school routine and get away to Grand Rapids, Minnesota for a fall family resort vacation. The autumn air is crisp and clear, the fishing is great, and the bugs are almost gone. Visit one of our family-friendly resorts and let us take care of you and your family.

Resorts are open through October with many continuing through winter. From furnished kitchens to a comfy chair next to the fireplace, each resort has just what you need. Hectic schedules fade away when you arrive at a lakeside cabin. Leaves crunch underfoot as you unpack the car and move into your cozy weekend retreat. Resort owners are relaxed now that their busy season has come and gone. They’ll help you plan a morning fishing outing, an afternoon hike, and have wood already split for an evening campfire.

Fall Family Resort Activities

Grand Rapids area resorts are located on the best fishing lakes in northern Minnesota. Walleye and crappie are sure bets on Bowstring, Jessie, Moose and Bass Lake. Lakes are a bit quieter without the summer traffic, plus fish are feeding in preparation for winter; both factors lead to a great time to grab a pole and get on the water.

Hiking trails are easily accessible from your cabin. Pack a water bottle and quick snack then set off on an afternoon adventure. Use cross-country ski trails to get into the woods and enjoy a nearly bug-free hike. It’s also a great time to get the family together for a memorable photo, surrounded by the golds and reds of the season.

Enjoy the Beautiful Fall Colors in Grand Rapids

Another way to take in the fall colors is a drive up Highway 38, also known as the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway. Choose a low spot near a bog and look for tamarack, a conifer tree that loses its needles each fall. Tamarack glow like a fiery sunrise when the light shines on them against a black spruce backdrop. Stop at an overlook and gaze along the rolling hills, admiring colors from deep burgundy to bright yellow.

Evenings at the cabin are quiet. A warm campfire crackles as you savor every moment of your fall vacation. This is what a get-away is meant to be. If you would like more information on Fall family resort vacation planning, visit our Resorts page or learn about Family Friendly recreation in Grand Rapids.