6 Family Fall Festivities Around Walker, MN

6 Family Fall Festivities Around Walker, MN

August 23, 2022

Pumpkins and hay in fall

What better way to celebrate the fall season than by enjoying some quality time with your family and friends? Walker, MN has plenty of events going on this September and October to get you in the mood for fall.

Whether you want to go for a scenic hike, a road trip, go fall walleye and muskie fishing, or just want to enjoy some local fall foods, Walker has something for everyone to enjoy. That said, here are some family fall festivities around Walker, MN, that you and your family can do;

Go for a Road Trip

The explosion of colors during the fall is a sight that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Pack up the car and go for a drive with your family to one of the many scenic routes or parks near Leech Lake in northern Minnesota.

One of the best places to see the fall colors is the Mississippi Headwaters at Itasca State Park, and a circle tour around Leech Lake in Cass County. These locations offer more than just pretty leaves; there are also hiking trails, beaches, and historical sites to explore.

Visit a Farmers Market

One of the best things about fall is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take advantage of this by visiting one of Walker’s many farmer’s markets. You can find locally grown produce, homemade jams and jellies, fresh baked goods at the farmer’s markets, and so much more. Not to mention, it’s a great way to support the local farmers and businesses. The Walker Farmer’s Market is a good place to start, and you are sure to find the freshest produce through the end of September.

Go for a Hike

Walker, MN, is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in Minnesota. The Chippewa National Forest has over 1,200 miles of trails that wind through forests, wetlands, and lakes.

This is a great activity for the whole family as it gets everyone outside and moving. And, what better way to enjoy the fall colors than by being surrounded by them on a hike?

Have a Picnic

After a long day of exploring, what could be better than enjoying a picnic lunch? Pack up a blanket and some lunch and find a spot in one of Walker’s many parks. Whipholt Beach provides a great view for taking in the “big lake.”

Some of the best picnic spots include Leech Lake, Itasca State Park, and Chippewa National Forest. Or, if you want to avoid the crowds, find a spot along one of the many hiking trails.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patches are a great way to get into the fall spirit. And, what’s more family-friendly than picking out your own pumpkins? There are several pumpkin patches in the Walker area. After you’ve picked out your pumpkins, you can take them home and carve them into jack-o-lanterns or bake a delicious pumpkin pie.

Explore the Art Scene

Walker is home to many talented artists, and there are several art galleries in the area, plus Art by the Lake. This is a great activity when taking in beautiful scenes of Leech Lake.

Kick off September by swinging by the Save Summer Bike + Brew Fest at Portage Brewing. Then, plan to attend the Ethnic Fest September 9-10 Want more? For anyone interested in painting, the Leech Lake Art League continues every Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm, offering painting critiques to members and guests.

There you have it! There is so much you and your family can do this fall in Walker, MN. So, get out there and enjoy all that this season has to offer. For all your lodging needs, check out our incredible places to stay! We would be more than happy to accommodate you and your family this fall. Contact us today!

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