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Fall in the Midwest brings gorgeous color, smaller crowds and great opportunities for weekend getaways. Check out some of our picks for fall travel around the Midwest.

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Experience the simple pleasures of fall with with outdoorsy activities in Stillwater, Minnesota (20 miles northeast of downtown Saint Paul). 

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Perhaps best known as home of the posh The Osthoff Resort and its Aspira spa, Elkhart Lake (an hour north of Milwaukee) packs a few active surprises, too.
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You don’t have to travel far to taste the tropics this fall. Just head for Ohio’s forested Hocking Hills and ask for a pawpaw.
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When Lake Michigan cools and the leaves begin to turn, the sand-and-sun destination of the Indiana Dunes lets its woods-hiking, bird-spying, bike-riding side take center stage.
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The Lauren Bacall of liquors, bourbon brings timeless sophistication to the modern craft-cocktail scene. Explore the drink's backstory on a 200-mile, multi distillery tasting tour, or find a...
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Wisconsin's landscape bursts into a fiery palette come fall. And the best way to enjoy it, I've discovered, is by hiking the state's 1,100-mile...

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On the shores of Wisconsin’s Green Lake, a small town by the same name offers outsized attractions worth the 90-mile drive from Milwaukee.
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Family farms and berry-theme attractions in central Wisconsin draw visitors for the autumn cranberry harvest.
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Picturesque scenery and covered bridges inspire a community of creators along Indiana’s Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail.
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In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled a trail of commerce from the Illinois River to Chicago. Today, girlfriends can follow the canal for a history-infused, shopping-filled getaway.

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