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The fall colors in Minnesota's northwoods are something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. The uniform green colors of the forest are transformed into a breathtaking array of brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. This is the ideal time of year to hike, drive, bike, boat or canoe through nature's masterpiece.
One very popular destination is scenic Highway 38 which runs 47 miles from Grand Rapids to Effie. MapQuest has referred to the Highway 38 drive as "One of the Best Fall Color Drives in America." This roadway was designated a National Scenic Byway in 1998, and once you've driven it, you'll understand why. Several turnouts provide access to hiking trails, historic sites and the Chippewa Fall Color Tour. Some of the points of interest include:
- the Joyce Estates, a 1930 circa estate accessible only by foot
- the Suomi Hills Recreation Area - a wonderful hiking and biking trail
- the Laurentian Divide
With White Oak's proximity to the Chippewa National Forest, you will find unlimited opportunities to experience truly beautiful Minnesota fall colors.