In Minnesota, we hit September and nature begins it’s beautiful descent into fall: the leaves change, the temperature drops to the comfortable 60 degree range and the fields become active with farmers harvesting crops. I, for one, am grateful for the change of seasons. What a pleasant reminder of the passing of time, to reflect on the most recent season and to look forward to the new activities nature provides us in the upcoming season.

While some might think the cooling temps means shutting in with movies and popcorn, here at GetKnit we embrace the season change, heading out to explore the many trails and state parks that prominently feature the fall colors. Minnesotans trek up highway 61 this time of year to soak in the changing of colors on the North Shore, with the woodlands featuring florescent oranges, bright yellows and ruby reds along the edge of Lake Superior. If you want to experience some unique thrills, stop in at Lutsen to fly down the alpine slide or cruise merrily up and down the mountains in the gondola.

In addition, there are numerous places to stop in for glorious homemade meals to fill your belly for your next off-the-beaten-path adventure. A personal favorite, My Sister’s Place, in Grand Marais satisfied my appetite not once, but three times my last trip up! Serving up your classic fish dinners or their own version of the Juicy Lucy, this family owned restaurant is pleasing to any visitor.

There are a million ways to engage with the offerings of fall beauty and cool weather in Minnesota, and GetKnit loves to inspire your experiences! Join us on a brewery tour that soaks up the carbonated drinks amongst the Duluth scenery or make your own fall adventure and tell us about it!

Note: Photo Courtesy of Warren Alleven