Experience fall foliage on our new kayak tour

Inland Kayaking on Caribou LakeIf you haven’t yet experienced North Shore fall colors from a canoe or kayak, you’re in for a real treat. This fall we’re offering a new guided activity and fun way to explore our gorgeous fall colors from the water.

The Fall Kayak Tour begins at Bluefin Bay Guest Services and then takes the scenic route (by car) through the maples of the Superior National Forest where colors include vibrant oranges, Fall Colors on the North Shorereds and yellows. Then, we continue our adventure to a remote lake within the Superior National Forest where we’ll leisurely paddle in a wilderness setting.

A a reminder, all Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts’ guided adventures are complimentary to guests. We provide all of the gear, as well as expert instruction. So, whether you’re an experienced kayaker or you’ve always wanted to learn, our guides will facilitate a fun and safe experience for all. By the way, this is a great outing for families.

Here are a few tips to make the experience fun and enjoyable:

  • Be sure to dress in layers for the unpredictable fall weather and bring your phone/camera as we’re likely to see some wildlife on this adventure!
  • Some procedures with our guided activities have changed due to Covid-19 safety protocols. First, our recreational kayaks are two-person tandem kayaks and guests participating must be paired with one other person from their family group. Unfortunately, as a safety precaution, we can’t pair anyone with someone outside their friend/family group.
  • We’re asking guests to drive separately to the trailhead again so we don’t mix family/friend groups in our resort shuttles. If requested, we will have shuttle space for  one family group of up to four people. Masks are always required when riding the shuttle.

We do encourage advance sign-up for our resort guided activities — including the Fall Kayak Tour — as we have limited space in most of our activities. Learn more and sign up here.

We’re excited to bring you fall color by car and kayak, and hope to see you this Fall!

P.S. If you haven’t made your reservation for fall travel yet, hop on it. We are booking fast! Traveling this fall does require pre-planning. Learn more here.

To see the full schedule of Fall resort activities, click here and type in your travel dates.

 

NEW Fall Activity – Fall Color Tour!

Fall Color ToursSeptember is here and it’s officially time to get excited about the upcoming fall color show along the North Shore! At the same time, we want to enjoy the late summer as long as possible.  We will NOT be breaking out the pumpkin spice quite yet. But, we do want to announce a new complimentary activity starting on September 21st:

Fall Color Tour – Leaves & Maple Syrup!

All things Fall! Hop into one of our vans as we take you on a backroads driving tour of the Lutsen-Tofte area blanketed in fall colors.

This fun tour starts with a drive up the beautiful Temperance River road. First, a stop at the upper falls to enjoy a short walk to the perfect photo op –  a river view with a beautiful colored hill in the backdrop. Then, it’s back to the van to head to the Six Hundred Road and eventually a stop at “Heartbreak Hill”. Another photo op of the canopy of leaves along this picturesque road. Our trip continues down the Six Hundred Road leading us to the famous Honeymoon Trail via the Sawbill Trail.  Enjoy a scenic stopping point at White Pine Lake with a fishing dock perfect for viewing the colors around this serene remote lake. Our next stop will be Wild Country Maple Syrup!  While here, we’ll tour the facility to see where they tap the trees, learn how the system works to transfer sap to the boiling room, and visit where they bottle the final product. In addition, enjoy a self-service store with a variety of products to sample and purchase!

On our final stretch, we’ll head down the Caribou Trail back to highway 61. A quick stop at the Poplar River Falls (another short walk) will give us one last waterfall and scenic view of the leaves.

This new activity will be available 4 days a week starting September 21st through October 12th. This will be a popular activity – you may sign up online ahead of time.