Enjoy The Beautiful Colors The Midwest Has To Offer With These Exciting Fall Vacation Ideas.

These fall vacation ideas are guaranteed to provide a picture perfect trip for you and your family.

The Midwest scenery is amazing and this is a great time of year to plan a vacation. These fall vacation ideas will help you plan your unforgettable family vacation.

Living in the Midwest during autumn is always a mood lifter to me and my family. There are so many activities that we take part in throughout these months before winter sets in.

Here is a list of some great fall activities to plan your vacation around:

  • Go to an apple orchard.
  • Experience some family fun in a corn maze.
  • Take a fall scenic drive to experience all of the beautiful colors.
  • Go to a pumpkin patch with the kids.
  • Enjoy a football game with your favorite team
  • Enjoy a chilly night with a bonfire by having a wiener and marshmallow roast.
  • Take a hot air balloon ride to enjoy the fall colors.
  • Visit local wineries and breweries for a great time and scenery.
This relaxing and fun fall vacation ideas will promise to be a fun experience for the family!

Here are some fun-filled fall vacation ideas to enjoy in each State:

Quincy, Illinois- This river town will guarantee to impress you and your family with the laid back Midwestern feel! Quincy offers many great activities at times throughout the fall months such as: historical home tours, car shows, band parades, museum and an art gallery along with just beautiful scenery!

Southern Indiana- This beautiful area will take your breath away with everything there is to see. Hoosier National Forest is located in the middle of the southern part of the state. Enjoy the forest area and all of the activities located in this beautiful area. Also, this area surrounded by small towns that will not have a lack of activities to do with the numerous fall festivals.

Iowa-Enjoy one of the many beautiful wine trails throughout the state. The fall in Iowa will provide you with amazing scenery and taking time to explore one of these wine trails will not disappoint!

  • Amana Colonies Wine Trail
  • Heart of Iowa Wine Trail
  • Iowa Wine Trail
  • Scenic Rivers Wine Trail
  • Western Iowa Wine Trail


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Traverse City, Michigan- Some of the outstanding adventures in this amazing city are the great beaches, art galleries, the museums, antique carousal, drive-in theater, the lighthouse, wineries and spas. Make sure your vacation includes these two places:

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Traverse Tall Ship Company
Duluth, Minnesota- This city has everything that you would imagine in a fall vacation. Duluth offers the city life but the excitement does not stop there! Located on Lake Superior, Duluth offers so many water activities but what I think may just be the most breathtaking of all the activities are the scenic drives in this area! Here are the two you must explore in the fall:
  • Skyline Parkway Scenic Drive
  • North Shore Scenic Drive

St. Charles, Missouri-This community is located on the Missouri River and will provide some great scenery and activities for your fall vacation. You can hop on the Katy Trail to go biking or just take a walk. Some other great activities to enjoy are the several fall festivals going on at different times, great shopping, dining and the beautiful wineries.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio- This national park will not disappoint in the fall months. Cleveland, Ohio is only located 11 miles from this beautiful park. Cuyahoga Valley’s main attractions may be the 70 different waterfalls along with the park overlooking the river gorge below. Take time to enjoy the Canal Way Byway while traveling in this national park among the other outstanding activities.

Door County, Wisconsin- I have never heard anyone say a negative thing about visiting this area in the fall. Door County is a breathtaking trip to experience. Door County has any water activity that you would want to enjoy along with lighthouse tours, shopping, outstanding restaurants, wineries and festivals throughout the fall months.

The fall air in the Midwest is crisp and fresh. Taking the time to enjoy some of the outdoor activities before the cold comes with one of these activities, will help you settle in for the winter.

Stay at one of the great resorts or hotels that offer some of these exciting fall activities to help you plan your time on your fall vacation.

My family and I make sure that we enjoy every minute we can during the picture perfect fall days in the Midwest.

Don’t miss out on this beautiful time of year and use these fall vacation ideas to plan your trip!

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