Hit the road for a fall foliage scenic drive and camping trip! We’ve got some great ideas for traveling this fall in Minnesota, so grab your road atlas (or your GPS), hitch up your new or used RV, and pack your bags for a fun weekend getaway.
Minnesota’s Scenic Byways
Are you familiar with America’s Byways? This fantastic catalogue of the most beautiful scenic routes in our nation is worth checking out. Take the road less traveled – which is probably prettier, too – and avoid the more heavily traveled interstate system. If you’re looking for gorgeous day trips or want to make fresh and new discoveries, check out Minnesota’s scenic byways.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
This incredible state park is a waterfall lover’s dream and makes a perfect fall camping trip! You’ll find the following information and more on the park’s website:
Gooseberry Falls is the gateway to the North Shore. It is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, and north woods wildlife.
Listen to the thunderous roar of the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls of the Gooseberry River as it plummets through a rocky gorge. Watch for waves, ships, or the moon rise on Lake Superior from an ancient lava flow known as the Picnic Flow.
Hike or ski to see the Fifth Falls through a forest of evergreens, aspen, and birch, and enjoy camping in modern campsites, picnicking, and relaxing along the Lake Superior shoreline or the Gooseberry River.
Want to learn more about the park? Explore everything you can do here.
Camping at Gooseberry Falls State Park
There are some in-park camping options, which you can learn about here. Or, make the most of your scenic byway road trip and look for a fun campground that’s tucked out of the way. You never know what you’ll find when you are open to discovery and lots of adventure!