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Fall colors update | Join us for the autumn show

The first day of autumn may have only been a couple of days ago, but already we are seeing the vibrant fall colors showing themselves throughout

Honeymoon Trail near Lutsen Resort

Honeymoon Trail near Lutsen

the North Shore. The colors down by the lake are still working their way from green to a soft yellow, but head inland just a couple of miles and you will be greeted by bright oranges and fire engine reds!

 

The poplars and tamaracks are bursting with light yellows, while the maples are transitioning from orange to red. According to our Activity Guides, they are putting fall colors at about 30-40% peak and are estimating that we will be at peak within a couple of weeks.

If you haven’t made plans to venture up to join the show, now is the time! The weather is gorgeous (a couple days of rain are in the forecast) and the rest of the week into early next week is forecasted to be in the high 50s/low 60s. The dip in temperature from the past few days of 75-80 degrees is sure to push the colors closer to peak.

Weather week of September 25

Week of Sep 25 weather in Lutsen, MN

 

There are plenty of trails and roads nearby the resort where you can either take a hike or drive the backroads to view the colors. The gondola at Lutsen Mountains is also a must-do! Taking you high above the tree line, the views from the gondola and on top of Moose Mountain are spectacular.

 

White Sky Rock near Lutsen Resort

White Sky Rock Overlook

 

Fall Colors Lodging Special 

If you’re looking for a lodging, check out our Fall Colors Package which runs now through October 18th. The package includes two nights of lodging, breakfast each day and one dinner entrée in our Lakeside Dining Room – starting at $174/night.

 

Fall’s color tour is on its way

We rolled into September with very mild temps, but yet a sense of change in the air. The amount of green down by the lake is misleading to the time of year we are in, but the fall colors are slowly appearing. The same goes for a few miles up inland. Last weekend, we took a hike up past the Temperance and though along the drive we were greeted with vibrant oranges and reds, just a few miles up on the trail itself, was covered with bright green and not a shade of fall to be found.

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It seems as though there is a band or color that runs parallel to the shore, just a few miles inland. Any further on either side is predominately green. But with the temps starting to dip into the 50s and low 60s, we’re expecting colors to start becoming more vibrant and widespread over the next week.

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White Sky trail, heading to Caribou Lake lookout

 

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Lookout at Caribou Lake

 

Check back for updates as we go through the week!