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Soon Fall Colors will begin to show in the Upper Midwest. One of the more popular color drives is along the Upper Mississippi River Road from Northern Minnesota & Wisconsin down to the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. In mid to late September some outstanding scenic views, great fall color, well- developed hiking and nature trails, and some decent restaurants and pubs can be found at St. Croix Interstate Park and Taylor Falls.
From late September to mid-October a good stretch of the River Road to catch is from Winona to Red Wing, Minnesota on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides. Good fall color, elevated scenic vistas of the river, and fall festivals.
Mid-October and later we like the area around Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin and McGregor, Iowa. Great overlooks of the river valley from the towering bluffs of either Pikes Peak or Wyalusing State Parks. Nearby Effigy Mounds National Park offers both outstanding bluff-top views of the river valley and several nice hiking trails through colorful mature hardwood forests. Also during this same time period, the stretch from Fulton, Illinois to Savannah to Galena can be particularly colorful.
Some other travel posts on scenic fall color drives
We did a 9 day fall color tour of the Upper Peninsula one year and another fall did a fall color visit to Wisconsin’s Door County. We’ve outlined on our companion website (SuperiorTrails.com) a number of attractive scenic fall color drives along the Lake Superior Circle Route that might interest you.
Here are some other of our more popular Scenic Pathways travel articles you might enjoy:
- Fort Pickens – Gulf Islands National Park & Campground
- Visiting Pensacola, Things to See and Do
- Natchez Trace Scenic Drive
- St. Croix Interstate Park & Campground along the St. Croix National Scenic River
- Agate and Rock Picking on Lake Superior Beaches
- Hot Springs National Park & Campground
- Upper Mississippi River Road
- Dubuque’s Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
- Our National Parks Directory
Links to profiles, pictures, and information on some interesting parks within the National Parks system that you may not have heard of.
- RV Travel Links and Resources
If you are a camper or RV traveler, here’s some of our favorite and useful links to guides to campgrounds and parks, other blogs with useful scenic travel info, and other stuff of interest to the motor home and rv campers.
- Pods Trailers, Tear-Drops & Ultra-Lite Campers
See photos, our reports, and links to some of the new models of travel trailers and RVs.
Last winter we continued our exploration of the Florida Gulf Coast Scenic Drive from Pensacola Beach to historic Apalachicola, Florida. If you are in the Florida panhandle this fall, plan to catch the Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola.
You can use the Search box to find information of interest or drill down through Categories of interest in the Menu at the top of the page. For example if you are interested in looking at what we have relating to Minnesota Travel along the Lake Superior Route, go to Scenic Drives > Lake Superior Circle Tour > and click on the subcategory Minnesota Travel.