Ways to View Fall Colors in Northwest WI

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By: Chelsea Wisner

As the warm summer breeze becomes crisp and the leaves start to change, Wisconsin begins its journey into fall. Fall in Wisconsin means Friday night football games, corn mazes, and the smell of fresh made pumpkin pie. When you’re not inside cheering for the Packers, the outdoors offer a multitude of ways to enjoy the season.

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the scenic waterways, look no further than the Namekagon River. By kayak or canoe, you’re welcome to a leisurely and breathtaking trip down the river where you’ll find stunning views of the foliage. In fact, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway! Enjoying the fall weather and views lakeside can kill two birds with one stone (Really, two fish with one hook); while you’re out fishing, the lakes in the area offer incredible views as well. So fire up the pontoon and get lakeside to enjoy the best of what fall in Wisconsin has to offer.

If you’re looking to stay on land and seek out the changing leaves, the hiking and ATV trails don’t get any better than Northwestern Wisconsin. With pet-friendly and stroller-friendly trails, this is something that the whole family can take part in! Lakeside trails will still get you the epic pictures you’re hoping for, but the hiking trails can take you deeper into the forests and further into the fall feeling. The ATV trails in Wisconsin are sought out by four-wheelers all over the country and fall is the perfect time to explore them. While flying through the woods, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunset-colored leaves all around you.  

Whether it’s by boat, foot, or ATV, there’s no better way to explore fall than in Wisconsin. So, enjoy a slice of that pumpkin pie and get outside to see what Wisconsin has to offer for your autumn adventure.  

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