Autumn Bliss, ya’ just can’t miss!

Regarding the colors here on the north shore in four words; “Fall is not done!”

There is still plenty to enjoy! The tree crowns are about peaked but the understory is lightening and that perfect window of viewing opportunity is here, but closing.

Visit Wild Country Maple Syrup’s onsite store here in Lutsen.

There are a few calendar items left to do before all is transitioned to a winter landscape, and more.

The latest addition is the annual Lutsen Communtiy Potluck Celebration happening October 10th between 5:30pm and 7pm at the Lutsen Townhall on the Caribou Trail. Bring a dish to share. Prizes, fun and  food!



Don’t forget to stock up on a season’s worth of Pure Maple Syrup!

If you just can’t be here this fall, enjoy a video of a short drive down our driveway!


Fall Color Tour 2017 – Inspirational ideas and resources

A lone maple tree on the driveway begs for attention and is indicative of the coming seasonal change. It’s Fall color time here in the sugarbush with lots to do and see! Pancakes and waffles never tasted so good in the fall, and it is certainly a great idea to stock up on REAL Wild Country Maple Syrup while you’re visiting the North Shore!

For the leaf peeper, the Minnesota DNR has a wonderful resource for when is a good time to see the Fall colors here in Cook County. Check here for more info! Fall Color Tour signs are placed along some of our most popular routes in the Tofte/Lutsen and the Gunflint area, Tour maps can be downloaded online or picked up at the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Stations. 

Here is a list of Fall events and fun things to do when you visit:

  • Radio Waves Music Festival September 8-10, 2017, Grand Marais, sponsored by WTIP North Shore community radio. Check here for more info!
  • Lutsen Pancake Breakfast  September 17, 2017,  8am to 11:30am at the Lutsen Town Hall sponsored by the Lutsen Fire Department. Wild Country Maple Syrup will be on your table.
  • Lutsen Fall-der-all Community Yard Sale
    September 30, 2017, 9am to 2pm in the lower parking lot of the Lutsen Clear View mall.
  • Art Along the Lake – Fall Studio Tour
    September 29th – October 8th, 2017. Occurring during the same 10 day time-frame, the new Art Along the Lake-Fall Studio Tour will feature the same Cook county studios as Crossing Borders, with the addition of many new open studios and galleries. Check here  for a map and a list of participants.
  • Lutsen Community Potluck Celebration
    October 10th, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Lutsen Townhall on the Caribou Trail. Bring a dish to share and an enjoy prizes, fun and food!
  • Moose Madness in Grand Marais
    October 20th – 22nd, 2017. Throughout Moose Madness weekend, there are activities for everyone.  Activities range from the athletic to the artistic and kids will win “moose bucks” to spend on prizes when they do scavenger hunts, races and arts activities around town. Check here for more info!

Additionally, our favorite craft beer brewers will be releasing their newest products featuring  Sawtooth Mountain Maple Syrup Company Grade A maple syrup! Visit Castle Danger Brewing in Two Harbors and Fulton Beer in Minneapolis for soon to be released craft maple brews!

There are so many other fun and inventive things you can do while you visit the Fall colors of Cook County. Be inspired here!