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Here in Minnesota, we thoroughly enjoy our summers. We love eating everything in sight at the State Fair, spending hot days at the lake, and sipping cold brew whenever we need to refresh or recharge. When September rolls around, though, we’re ready to trade in our iced coffee and swimsuits for warm mugs and sweaters. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Minnesota as our sweet Summer fades into Fall.

Fall Colors

There are very few things as satisfying as the crunch of the year’s first fallen leaves under your feet. For many Minnesotans, it’s a sign to head North. Around mid-September, state parks and scenic routes along Lake Superior offer spectacular views of red, orange, and yellow foliage. Some of our favorite spots to admire Fall colors are Highway 61, Jay Cooke State Park, and the Iron Range loops.


Camping

Unless you’re an avid cross country skier, or a very intrepid outdoorsman, the Fall months present a final opportunity to really enjoy nature before the world freezes over through April. We love waking up surrounded by poplars and aspens, with a fresh mug of Woods & Water warming our hands.


Apple Picking

We don’t mean to boast, but Minnesota’s the birthplace of the Honeycrisp—really the Gold Cup of apples, if you ask us. Picking them up at our local grocery store is alright, but picking them for ourselves—slowly roaming Afton’s rows of lovely reds and pinks—that’s what Fall’s all about.


Oktoberfest in New Ulm

Voted one of the best Oktoberfests in the U.S., the city of New Ulm’s annual celebration features live, German-style polka music, lots of Schell’s beers, and even a grape-stomping competition. The brews are for you, but you can still bring the whole family for games and horse-drawn trolley rides.


Cameron’s Seasonal Flavors

Keep your eyes peeled while you’re strolling down the coffee aisle over the next couple of weeks—we’re rolling out our three delicious seasonal flavors: Pumpkin Spice, Crème Brûlée Latte, and Peppermint. Each one pairs perfectly with your favorite wool sweater and socks.