The fall season brings a lot to look forward to at the North Shore. Beautiful colors, great activities and things to explore make this a favorite time of year for many of our guests. We have assembled a list of reasons to book a trip to Odyssey Resorts this fall and share in the fun.

Fall Colors

The most popular attraction for many travelers is the color of the season. Bring your camera and capture the breathtaking scenery. The area has many trails and paths to explore. If you prefer a drive to take in the sights, we recommend Highway 1 to Ely from Silver Bay and Highway 23 Askov to Duluth that goes through Jay Cooke State Park.

Fall Shopping

Get excited for sweater weather by shopping for some new fall attire. A collection of original shops and outlets are located throughout the North Shore that are beaming with local charm. Stock up on some flannel or a pair of boots and you’ll be well dressed for a hike through nature or a night spent by a bonfire.

Warm Beverages

The North Shore is home to a vast array of unique cafes and shops pouring warm, tasty beverages. Nothing compares to sipping a warm apple cider, hot chocolate or refreshing cup of tea after a day spent taking in the sights and sounds of fall.


Spending a cool night by a roaring bonfire is an all-time favorite activity for many of our guests, and a staple of the fall on the North Shore. The family of Odyssey Resorts has many options for our guests to relax and rest beside the fire.

Gales of November Murder Mystery Weekend at Caribou Highlands Lodge

There’s a mystery afoot this fall Nov. 8-10 at Caribou Highlands. The Mystery Dinner Party and escape room experience was created by Solve Entertainment exclusively for our guests. Explore the weekend’s schedule of events and reserve your spot today.


The North Shore is the perfect setting for bird watching as they begin their migration south. Explore the natural landscape with binoculars and a camera and be prepared to capture some wonderful, one-of-a-kind sights.

Baked Goods

The North Shore is home to many restaurants, cafes, and shops that serve delicious baked goods— the perfect treat after a day of fall fun. A few of our favorites include: World’s Best Donuts in Grand Marais, Positively 3rd Street Bakery in Duluth and Lockport Marketplace in Lutsen.

North Shore Beer Trail

There are many breweries to visit on the North Shore pouring craft and seasonal beverages. Make sure to save time while you are out enjoying the autumn season to stop by some of the area’s newest additions and classic venues. A few guest favorites include: Bent Paddle Brewing Co. in Duluth, Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors, and Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais.

Mystery and History

Fall invites mystery and revisiting the past. The North Shore’s historic landscape is perfect for curious travelers searching for intrigue. Historical sites and storied traditions abound, there’s a lot to discover and explore. Investigate the rich history of Minnesota’s most renowned region.

Lighthouses Guide You to Fall Sights

Fall is the perfect time to visit famous lighthouses that dot the North Shore landscape. These iconic beacons are famous landmarks and make fun activities for the family. Guest favorites include: Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota Point Lighthouse in Duluth, and Grand Marais Lighthouse in Grand Marais.

There are many reasons to love fall at the North Shore. Book a trip to Odyssey Resorts this season to find your favorite and enjoy wonderful autumn travel.

Photography of Oberg Mt. and Pallisade Head provided by Keefography.

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