There’s no better place to experience fall than the Twin Ports area. In my mind, there’s a countless list of fall activities to set the tone for the season. If you’re ready to start getting into the fall mood but don’t know where to start this bucket list is for you.

Pattison State Park

Big Manitou Falls is 165 ft. drop along the Black River. | File photo from 2022

Explore the vibrant fall foliage on the trails of Pattison State Park, home to Wisconsin’s highest waterfall, Big Manitou Falls. This 20-minute drive from campus is the perfect opportunity to clear your head and get a good hike in!

Pumpkin Patch Visits
Head to Simek’s Farm, to pick pumpkins and enjoy the fun fall activities! When there’s a crisp snap in the air, nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch. If you’re not able to make the haul, no worries! Just stop by the local supermarket and pick out a pumpkin to carve! While you’re at it, grab a jug of apple cider!

Fall Baked Goods
Baking and fall go hand in hand. With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up fall in dessert form.

Billings Park
What better way to get into the fall spirit than having a nice picnic at Billings Park! Pack up some sandwiches, chips, a thermos with Apple Cider, and finish it off with those pumpkin bars!

Fall Baked Goods
Get ready for spooky season and watch your favorite scary movie or series and take in the fall vibes from shows like Gilmore Girls and Hocus Pocus.

Haunted Ship | File photo from 2021

Haunted House
Get into the Halloween spirit by visiting The Haunt at Wentworth Gardens or Duluth’s Haunted Ship ($10 with a student ID).

Enjoy the Lakes and Rivers
Enjoy some quiet time on Lake Superior on the Vista Star or take advantage of the excellent fall fishing opportunities on the nearby Brule River.

Foliage Drive
Explore the stunning fall colors along the North Shore Scenic Drive, particularly along Highway 61, which offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior. Check out Skyline Drive for an epic view of Duluth.

Fall Photography
Capture the beauty of the season by taking photographs of the changing leaves, wildlife, and scenic landscapes throughout Superior.

Campfires and S’mores
Spend a cozy evening around a campfire at a camping site. Don’t forget to make some classic s’mores.

From Enger Tower you can see the entirety of Duluth-Superior. | Photo by Jeffrey McClure

Enger Tower
Hike up Enger Park to visit the Enger Tower, which offers panoramic views of both Duluth and Superior as well as the fall foliage.

Farmers Market
Support our local farmers and check out the Farmers Market! Enjoy the fresh produce and tasty snacks every Wednesday 10:45 am-2 pm located on the 1200 block of Banks Ave.

Check out the music, fest games, and craft beer at Earth Rider Brewery from Oct. 13-14th.

Embarking on this Fall Bucket list offers a diverse array of outdoor adventures and community events that capture the essence of autumn in the Northland.

With breathtaking foliage, cozy bonfire moments, and lively city celebrations, Superior’s fall offerings are a testament to its unique charm and the beauty of the changing seasons. So, grab your flannel and pumpkin spice latte and make unforgettable memories in Superior this fall.