Fall Vacation Get-A-Ways in Borderland
Spectacular Fall Foliage
Autumn is a truly majestic time to visit the Voyageurs National Park area. Fall colors can be spectacular and scenic drives and opportunities for fall photos abound. Nature orchestrates its own music and paints fluorescent oranges, yellows and reds of aspen, birch and maples all against a backdrop of green pines.
Voyageurs National Park is a bird watcher’s paradise Over 300 species of birds migrate through our area every year during autumn and spring. For bird watching enjoyment or serious nature photography, the variety of birds combined with the fall colors, the serenity of the park and the abundant wildlife make the area a wonderful place for a perfect fall getaway.
Hunting opportunities abound outside of the national park along hundreds of miles of trails within Koochiching County. Popular game hunts include ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, and waterfowl as well as bear and white tail deer hunting.
Trail Riding Hiking, Biking, or ATV
Hikers and bikers will enjoy the paved trail from International Falls to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center which runs about 11 miles total and takes you through the village of Ranier, through a residential area along the south shore of Rainy Lake and then through woodlands where you can enjoy fall colors and finally to the Visitor Center. Hikers will also find a self-guided nature trail at the Visitor Center as well as many other opportunities to hike. A short trail at the Tilson Bay access will take you to overlooks on the south shore of Rainy Lake, and a nearby hiking/snowmobile trail offers opportunities to hunt for ruffed grouse.
Vast amounts of public land and easily accessible ATV trails in Koochiching County provide the outdoor enthusiast with the utmost in four wheeling enjoyment, whether mudding is your passion or you are simply enjoying the northern Minnesota wilderness.