30 Great Midwest Spots to See Fall Color
Minnesota: Root River Valley
A rare mix of activities comes together in the Root River Valley in the southeast corner of Minnesota (120 miles south of the Twin Cities). Along the 30-mile stretch between Lanesboro and Houston, the river, the paved Root River State Trail and the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway (State-16) run parallel, offering different ways to explore storybook towns and the scenic stretches in between. Hardwood trees cloak the limestone bluffs, transforming the valley into a quilt of colors.