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Walker Mn

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Walker Mn

I am heading up to Walker, MN this Sunday . Is itasca state park the best place to catch the fall colors or is there another park that is closer? Also, does anyone know of any festivals or entertainment in the area? I know it's kinda of a stretch on a Sunday/Monday. Any suggestions would be welcomed I'm staying at Chase on The Lake.

Minneapolis...
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If you like to gamble the Northern Lights Casino is nice and is near the south end of Walker. Also Itasca State Park is great and there are lots of things to see if you drive or bike around the lake (including checking out the headwaters of the Mississippi River). If you drive around the lake, the road on the west side is a small one way road called the Wilderness Drive which is a good place for looking at fall colors and wildlife.

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This past week, there was a photo on TV of Itasca State Park and the color was spectacular.

You also could drive East on highway 200. In the past, we have found the color to be great.

Not sure about festivals but there is a winery and Leech Lake Brewery that is fun to visit.

Minnesota
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Itasca is a great park, but it is about an hours drive from Walker. If you are coming from Minneapolis, I have a couple of recommendations.

1) stop in at Mille Lac Kathio state park. You could do a hike there and see the colors.

2) drive around Gull Lake just outside Brainerd to see the colors. Stop in Nisswa for lunch or shopping.

3) You can do a hike right outside Chase on the Lake. We've been there in the winter and have snowmobiled on the trails. I'm guessing at this time of the year they would be beautiful.

Whatever you do have a wonderful time. Chase on the Lake is a great place. Make sure to eat dinner in the restaurant for a beautiful view of Leech Lake.

Walker, Minnesota
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Rain & wind of the past couple days finished the peak fall colors. You may find spots of color but, for the most part, the leaves are coming down fast in the Walker region.

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