If you are looking for a unique vacation getaway this fall then look no further than Minnesota’s Edge of the Wilderness Area. This secluded vacation area is located in the Chippewa National Forest along the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway that winds 47 miles along the shores of pristine lakes, from Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Effie, Minnesota.
The Edge of the Wilderness Area stirs the soul with its hundreds of clear lakes, vast shorelines, and hills blanketed in hardwood forests and northern pines. The autumn landscapes offer breathtaking views set ablaze with the brilliant red of sugar maples, the glowing gold of aspen and birch, and the deep bronze of oak. Surrounded by the Chippewa National Forest, there are still more trees than people here; providing vacationers and residents alike with classic northwoods seclusion.
The Edge offers some of Minnesota’s most popular fall activities like fishing, hiking, canoeing, boating, birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding and wildlife viewing.Wildlife thrives here, so don’t be surprised to encounter deer, wolves, moose, fox, black bears, lynx,
bobcats, beaver and raccoons.Bald eagles and ospreys can almost always be seen flying overheadand a wide variety of waterfowl including loons, geese and ducks canbe found on the many lakes and rivers.
Hearing the mournful call of theloon is one of the most memorable parts of many visitors’ vacations.
Take the Fall Color Tour along State Highway 38 between Grand Rapids and Effie that winds 47 miles through breathtaking fall colors and around crystal clear blue lakes. This roadway was designated a National Scenic Byway in 1998, and once you’ve driven it, you’ll understand why. Several turnouts provide access to hiking Hot Deals on Northern MN Lodgingtrails, historic sites and the Chippewa Fall Color Tour. Some of the points of interest include the Joyce Estates, a 1930 circa estate accessible only by foot; the Suomi Hills Recreation Area - a wonderful hiking and biking trail and the Laurentian Divide.
"One of the Best Fall Color Drives in America” -- That’s what the folks at Mapquest, the Internet’s most popular source for maps and driving directions, called the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway!
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