Get on the River for the Best Views of MN Fall Foliage

take in the mn fall foliage

Change is in the air in Minnesota. The first week of September felt a little more like summer than fall, but make no mistake, autumn is upon us and the kaleidoscope of colors that comes with it is imminent. There is no better spot to take in MN fall foliage than from the Mississippi River, and a sightseeing cruise with Padelford Riverboats is just the ticket!

One of the reasons people love living in Minnesota is because of the distinct four seasons, and while you can find people who can’t stand winter and those put off by the excessive heat of summer, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love a Minnesota fall. The crisp air, the warm blankets at football games, the sweaters being pulled on during chilly days, and all the greens summer turning to red, maroon, gold, and copper make fall in Minnesota pretty irresistible.

It’s important to get outside and enjoy the weather during the fall, as the cold grip of winter looms in the distance. If you are looking for a unique adventure that can be enjoyed by everyone, Padelford Riverboats Sightseeing River Cruises are a must.

MN Fall Foliage from an Iconic Viewpoint

You won’t find a better place to take in the grandeur of MN fall foliage than from the iconic Mississippi River. Padelford Riverboats Fall Sightseeing Cruise offers 90 minutes of autumnal bliss, taking in the very best of MN fall foliage. The cruise departs from Harriet Island in St. Paul and landmark sites include the St. Paul High Bridge, Pig’s Eye Cave, the Minnesota River mouth, and Pike Island.

In the fall however, those sites, while always cool to see, might not be quite as spectacular as the fall colors. The blue skies and shimmering water add a sparkle to the color bursts on both sides of the river as the greens of summer give way to the glorious colors of autumn.

The Fall Sightseeing Cruise runs on Fridays at 2:30 pm, and at noon and 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September. In October the cruise runs at 2:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Each cruise has a fully stocked bar with snacks available.

The Fall Sightseeing Cruise is an afternoon you won’t soon forget, with amazing sights and gorgeous fall colors as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate fall, you can’t do better than a cruise on the historic Mississippi River – it’s an adventure that is sure to be enjoyed by all ages, from school kids all the way up to grandparents.
Don’t miss out this fall – get out on the river and enjoy the spectacular MN fall foliage with Padelford Riverboats!