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The historic town of Wabasha, located on the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota, is the perfect getaway destination for those wanting to see some of the most spectacular Minnesota fall colors. Wabasha is just over an hour’s drive south of Minneapolis and offers an incredible range of things to do for even the most discerning of travelers. Whether you’re looking to get out on the Mississippi River for a little adventure, go birdwatching at the National Eagle Center, hike or drive through the annual display of Minnesota fall colors, shop at charming boutiques, or taste your way through the many great restaurants and breweries in the area, we know you’ll fall in love with Wabasha from the moment you arrive at our Inn. Book a room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

Vibrant Minnesota Fall Colors

Everyone loves getting outside during fall to soak up the crisp, cool days, breath the fresh air, and take in autumns fiery red, orange, and yellow hues. Wabasha, located along the Great River Road in Minnesota, is a great place to view the very best of these fall colors. Moreover, this charming, historic little town really knows how to celebrate, and throws an annual fall celebration that is not to be missed.  Here are some of our favorite ways to see these breathtaking Minnesota Fall Colors in Wabasha:

  • Drive along the Great River Road, starting from Wabasha and ending in Winona. In early fall, you’ll enjoy the yellows and lime-green hues of the changing maples, ash and walnut trees.  Later in the fall, the vibrant red of the oaks and the yellows of the birch trees will dominate the landscapes. The drive will take a little over an hour, and there are plenty of great stops to make along the way if you want to spend more time on the road.
  • Go biking in Wabasha. There are 9 different trails in the area, all of which travel through the most scenic parts of southeastern Minnesota.
  • Visit the National Eagle Center where you can take one of their interpretive boat cruises on Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River. Not only will you learn about these incredible birds and their habitat, but you’ll take in some of the best views of the fall colors around.
  • Get up close and personal with the Mississippi River, and take a guided kayak tour with Broken Paddle Guiding.
  • Enjoy the fall bird migration along the Mississippi River. Lake Pepin is considered an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society.

2019 Septoberfest is the Perfect Celebration of Fall

See Minnesota Fall Colors at the Septoberfest Celebration in WabashaWabasha’s Septoberfest is an unforgettable and fun tradition each fall in Minnesota, lasting for an impressive 7 weekends in September and October. 2019’s Septoberfest is slated to begin on September 6, 2019, and will go all the way through the final weekend of October, ending on October 26, 2019.

Throughout the festival, visitors to Wabasha will enjoy artistic displays of thousands of pumpkins, cornstalks, flowers, bales, and gourds, all contrasting beautifully with the Mississippi River, the vibrant trees showing off their Minnesota fall colors, and the towering bluffs of the area. It’s truly an explosion of color that you won’t soon forget. Here are a few of our favorite highlights to look forward to at this year’s Septoberfest:

Lodging at our historic Bed and Breakfast

The Turning Waters Bed and Breakfast in Wabasha, Minnesota was built in 1902.  This charmingly historic building offers 5 unique guest rooms and a variety of curated experiences, including our very own brewery, Back Alley Brewing. Our Innkeepers are very knowledgeable about the Wabasha area and are here to help you make the most of your time at our incredible Inn.  Book your room and discover the undeniable charm of Wabasha in the fall today.

 

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Step out of your comfort zone and jump into the river room and enjoy the tranquility of the master suite. It will bring you back to the time of Chief Wapasha’s people as they sat quietly, ever watching from the grassy banks of The Great River. Designed to be an all inclusive escape; this room -like the ancient river it reflects- will be your reminder that all things are connected and flow into each other. See Amenities below for room details.