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The Best Scenic Drives to Take in 2019

scenic drives to take in the fall of 2019 near Duluth MnWe’re a little bit sad to see the most recent summer come to a close in Duluth, but we’re also undeniably excited for the colorful fall to come. Hints of autumn’s fiery annual show are already showing themselves in Duluth, and the fall season will soon be well underway. If you haven’t yet made your plans to visit our boutique Duluth hotel, now is the perfect opportunity.  The weather is still mild and enjoyable so you can partake in the diverse range of outdoor adventures Duluth is known for, all while taking in some of the best fall colors in Minnesota for the fall of 2019.  If you already have plans, then let us help you make the most of it. How about enjoying one of these scenic drives in the Duluth area this fall?  There are few places as breathtaking beautiful than Duluth in the fall.  Come explore it with us, and book your room at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast today.

The Best Scenic Drives to Take This Fall

Besides getting outside and taking a hike in the brisk fall weather, one of our favorite things to do each fall is to take one (or more) of the scenic drives in the Duluth area. In early September, we start to see hints of fall color emerge around Lake Superior, with fall colors peaking in late September through early October.  The earliest fall colors are on the roads and trails further inland from Lake Superior, while the later season colors will shine on the lake itself. Maples are the first to peak, followed by poplar, birch, aspen, and tamarack trees.  Whether you’re looking for a short excursion in the afternoon or an entire day-long trip, there are plenty of choices when it comes to scouting out the best scenic drives in the area.

Skyline Parkway

You don’t have to travel far to get to one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Duluth area, the Skyline Parkway.  The Skyline Parkway overlooks Lake Superior, with an elevation of 500 feet, and snakes its way along the ridgeline that was once the edge of Glacial Lake Duluth. Needless to say, the dramatic vistas overlooking Lake Superior in the fall are breathtaking, and very much worth your time.

North Shore Scenic Byway/Highway 61

Scenic Drives to Take in Duluth in the fall of 2019There is little question that the North Shore Scenic Byway, otherwise known as Highway 61, is one of the most popular scenic drives to take in Minnesota each fall. Every mile along this beautiful drive is enjoyable, and brightly hued fall leaves just add to the beauty.  The route starts in Canal Park and continues along the highway, passing some of Minnesota’s most beautiful attractions along the way, including: Stony Point, the waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls State ParkSplit Rock LighthousePalisade HeadTettegouche state parkSugarloaf CoveTemperance River State Park, and Lutsen Mountain, where you can take a gorgeous tram ride up to the peaks, enjoying the colorful view below.

Lake Superior Circle Tour

If you really want to extend your trip this fall, we can’t recommend the Lake Superior Circle Tour enough.  Once you’ve had your fill of Duluth, move on and discover the remainder of this stunning 1300-mile loop. As you make your way around the world’s largest freshwater lake, you’ll enjoy the soaring cliffs, sandy beaches, dazzling waterfalls, and colorful northern forests.

Just about everywhere you turn, there’s a possibility for scenic drives.  If you’re up for more adventure, try some of these scenic routes, and make sure to let us know your favorites so we can add them to our list!

Get Cozy at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast

If you’re simply looking for a cozy place to curl up this fall, you’ve found it.  The A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast prides itself on setting the stage for your perfect getaway, whatever that may include. We have seven elegant and well-decorated guest rooms with modern amenities, and offer the comfort and privacy of home. Each morning, your day will start off with a gourmet breakfast that can be modified to fit most dietary needs. From there, the rest of your day is up to you. Come enjoy the magic of fall in Duluth with us this year.  Book your room at our luxury Duluth Mn Bed and Breakfast today!


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