Fall Activities to Explore in Minnesota

The weather has cooled down in Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean Minnesotans should stay indoors exclusively in the fall. Amy Barrett from Explore Minnesota joined me on WJON. She highlights some fall activities for Minnesotans.

Corn Mazes include Stoney Brook Farm in Foley, which vies for the Guinness Book of World Records with 110 acres and 32 miles of trails. Sever’s Corn Maze at Shakopee features several attractions included with admission: corn maze, zip lines, petting zoo, kiddie train, obstacle course and more. The maze itself features fun facts about farming and harvesting on signs along the way. The Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze in Brooklyn Park has the Minnesota United logo and a giant soccer ball cut into the cornfield and there are 15 team trivia questions hidden in the maze.

And that’s not all. Search for “corn maze” on exploreminnesota.com and find more corn mazes throughout the state.

Minnesota has many apple orchards that include places to pick your own apples, buy fresh apple pies and other baked goods, and even sample apple cider. To help you find one near you, check out our article on Where to Pick, Eat, and Drink Minnesota Apples at exploreminnesota.com

SeptOberfest is a festival unique to Wabasha – It includes pumpkin displays around town and a great opportunity to visit the renovated National Eagle Center. The event includes live music at Heritage Park at noon, Witches Dance at 1 p.m. on October 22.

Additional outdoor activities include hiking and biking. Check out the Fall Color Finder on the DNR website to find the best places to see fall colors o We have a hiking guide with kids on exploreminnesota.com Minnesota has a large network of paved trails that are great for biking, many of which are old railroad tracks that have been paved over, so they’re relatively flat, not too difficult for biking with kids. Trail options include Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Redhead Mountain Bike Park § See our guide to where to mountain bike in Minnesota at exploreminnesota.com

If you’d like to listen to my conversation with Amy Barrett, it’s available below.

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