There are so many hidden gems around the Warroad area to do this fall. Let’s take a look at a few of the top things visitor like to do.
- Fish the open waters of Lake of the Woods. Book a charter trip or BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat). Fall fishing is some of the best fishing in the midwest.
- Explore Beltrami Island State Forest trails by bike, ATV, foot, even horse. There are campgrounds so you can stay and enjoy the great outdoors day and night. From there, take the trail that leads you to Hayes Lake State Park. More trails and hiking, a beach, and a picnic area await you for an afternoon lunch.
- Rent kayaks, paddle boats, or canoes from Doc’s Harbor Inn. You”ll cruise up the Warroad River and weave among the cattails and lily pads. If you find yourself along the Warroad River or the shores of Lakes of the Woods, stop for bit to see the different bird species. Warroad is home to many seasonal birds who nest in the marshes of Muskeg Bay.
- Bikes are available to rent from Doug’s Supermarket. Ride through town on the paved bike trails and take in the changing of the leaves. Or challenge yourself to the trails of Beltrami Island State Forest. There’s a new multi-purpose trail connecting the bike trails of Warroad to Bemis Hill in the forest. It’s a nice ride and a straight shot to the hill.
- Get lost at Country Corn Maze. This year’s theme is Hockey Day Minnesota. See if you can navigate your way through a field of corn and find your way out the other side. There are hayrides, bale mountains, a covered corn pit, a campfire, an ark with animals, and more.
- When it comes to fall, nothing is better than the ATV Fun Run in September. Ride your ATV through the forest with your friends! Watch as the fall colors begin to show up. There’s a different theme every year. Stop and play games at designated locations to win prizes. Finish it off with a meal and picnic at Carp’s Pit. It’s all sponsored to raise money to go back into trail maintenance in the forest.
- Experience spectacular scenery perfect for a northern Minnesota color tour. If you arrive before the leave reach full color, you may be in luck to see more than 2 million orchids or other wildflowers that bloom along a 75-mile stretch on Highway 11 from the first of May all the way to mid-Sept.
Explore our website and you’ll find lots of outdoor fall activities to keep you busy for a week or long weekend or download your FREE Warroad Visitors Guide by clicking here.
Click here for the MN DNR Color Finder Report.
With Warroad being the site for Hockey Day Minnesota 2024 it was only natural Country Corn Maze would create something to go along with the hockey theme including a hockey trivia game and farm style hockey. This fall, head north and get lost in Minnesota’s farthest north corn maze and experience a weekend away from it all in Hockeytown USA!
Country Corn Maze opens the weekend of August 25, 2023. Find the perfect pumpkin, roast marshmallows, take a hayride, even spend a day fishing on Lake of the Woods.
Country Corn Maze Offers:
• The Corn Maze! An eight acre maze that takes up to one hour to do. Maps are available.
• Mini-Maze – A five to ten-minute maze for children with a special game just for them!
• Octoball – A fun game for groups!
• Covered Corn Pit! -Your little ones, and maybe you too, will like this!
• Farm Ball – See just how good you are at throwing a ball!
• Hayrides! Rides are FREE and about 10 minutes long.
• Loafing Shed! Also known as the picnic shelter.
• Campfire! It is so relaxing sitting by a campfire.
• Concession Stand! There’s a variety of snacks, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, smores, candy and glow products available.
• The “Ark”! A place to visit farm animals that everyone loves.
• The Bale Mountain! Everyone loves to climb to the top of the mountain and see the view!
• The Tire Dragon! Children will love climbing on and through this bohemouth!
• Fort Cornstalk! A big fort with games in it!
• “Moo, Guess Who” Game!
• Treasure Dig! Like a giant sandbox with treasures to find!
• Granary Gift Shop!
• Farm Style Hockey
• And more!
Preschoolers – FREE
Ages 5+ – $10 Each
Family Rate – $40
Group rates and season passes are available!
Hayrides, mazeyard, and all other activities are included in the admission cost.
Make plans to stay the weekend. For a list of lodging in Warroad, click here.
Photo credit and information: Country Corn Maze.
The crackling of a campfire, the rustling of leaves, and the serenity of starlit nights set the stage for creating memories.
With the hustle and bustle of life, where screens dominate our attention and distractions seem endless, it’s time to reconnect. Camping offers a perfect escape from the digital world, allowing us to make memories and forge connections that last a lifetime.
Disconnect to Reconnect
The first step towards making lasting memories while camping is disconnecting from the digital world. Leave your in the car or tent and set rules that this is a digital-free weekend. This frees you to immerse yourself fully in the camping experience. Without the constant notifications and distractions, you’ll find yourself more present in the moment, allowing you to connect with your family, friends and nature.
Embrace the Simplicity
Enjoy the small things – cooking over a campfire, setting up your tent, and appreciating the natural world around you. These simple activities become the building blocks of your camping memories, reminding you of the beauty in life’s basic pleasures.
Gathering around a campfire is one of the most iconic and memorable parts of camping. The warmth of the flames, the stories shared, and the marshmallows roasted all contribute to a sense of camaraderie and connection. Whether it’s sharing childhood memories, telling ghost stories, or simply enjoying each other’s company, these moments around the campfire become treasured memories that you’ll recall with a smile for years to come.
Adventure and Exploration
Camping often leads to exploration and adventure. Whether it’s hiking through a nearby forest, biking our trails, or fishing Lake of the Woods and catching a monster fish, these activities create memories. The shared experiences of conquering challenges together with your camping companions foster a sense of unity and mutual support.
One of the most magical aspects of camping is the opportunity to witness the night sky in all its splendor. Far from the city lights, the stars twinkle brightly, and constellations come to life. Stargazing encourages quiet contemplation and introspection, providing a chance to connect with the vastness of the universe and ponder life’s mysteries. These tranquil moments become etched in your memory, offering solace whenever life gets overwhelming.