Our Fall Favorites

September 18, 2017

Bluefin Bay Fall Colors Report: 20% turned to fall color.

Fall Color ToursOn Sept. 18, we have a mix of areas that are still green or are just starting to turn to fall colors, and some further inland locations that have stands of beautiful orange and red maples. The mix of green and vibrant colors will stretch this year’s fall color season out by giving viewers a great variety of color change within a several-mile radius.

Here are some of our favorite leaf watching locations and excursions:

  • Honeymoon Trail: This mostly gravel 27-mile route is one of our favorite fall drives. You’ll head right up the Sawbill Trail from Tofte and eventually loop around and come back to Hwy 61 via the Caribou Trail. This stunning drive through the local sugar bush calls for a stop at a local maple syrup producer: Caribou Cream, Wild Country Maple Products or, Sawtooth Mountain Maple Syrup.
  • Carlton Peak: This 3-mile round-trip hike is gradual at first, then steep, the Carlton Peak trail leads to some of the best views in Tofte! Join us in this guided resort activity as we ascent nearly 700ft to Tofte Overlook and then Carlton Peak.
  • Oberg Mountain:  Oh, the colors you’ll see! A guest and staff favorite. Join this guided 2.2-mile hike to experience overlooks and great views of Lake Superior, Oberg Lake, and Moose Mountain.
  • Heartbreak Hill: See the fall colors on two-wheels! We’ll drop you and your bike off on a forest road located up the Sawbill Trail. From there you’ll have a 12-mile scenic ride that loops you right back to the resort. Bonus – complimentary bike rentals for guests of Bluefin Bay.
  • Pincushion Mountain: The adventure seekers can head to Grand Marais to hike or single-track mountain bike at Pincushion Mountain. The stunning overlook parking area is located just a couple miles up the Gunflint Trail. From there you’ll travel through colorful fall inland forests plus enjoy incredible views of the Grand Marais harbor.
  • The Drive to Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. There is even something special about just getting here for your vacation. Whether you’re traveling here on Highway 61 from Duluth or Thunder Bay, one of the best fall color drives is the one that leads you here!

During your stay with us stop by the front desk for maps and directions for any of the above adventures plus check out our other fun fall resort events and activities.