greenheron-fall viewThe days are growing cooler in Grand Rapids and the sunsets are happening a little earlier in the evening. We love Fall for many reasons. At the Green Heron B&B, we believe Fall was made for curling up in one of our fireside chairs to read a book while drinking a cup of coffee (featuring some of our favorite fall flavors, like salted caramel or pumpkin). Of course, the view of the lake and fall colors is a nice addition to that relaxing scene.

Fall in Grand Rapids MN is a beautiful place to be. From fall color tours to fun family activities, we’d love to share some of the activities best enjoyed in the Fall in Grand Rapids.

You can also visit the DNR Fall Color Report to keep an eye on peak colors throughout Minnesota. You can view a map of the top Grand Rapids MN Fall Color Tour on the Visit Grand Rapids website.

The Cowhorn Crossing Farm, (14529 Danson Rd, Grand Rapids, MN)
We will be opening the Pumpkin Patch September 26- October 31. We are open 2-6 pm Monday- Friday to the public, during the day to groups of 10 or more by appointment. Weekends and MEA HOLIDAY we are open 10am- 6pm. Admission is $7/person ages 2 and up. Group rate of 10+ people that are from the same family/ organization/ school is $6/ person and they receive a free small pumpkin. We have a large variety of pumpkins and gourds. They range in price from 75 cents – $10. Call 218-259-8111 for appointments.

The Macrostie Art Center’s Fall Studio Tour
October 3-4, 2015 Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 3pm Cost FREE
Located in one of the state’s top art regions, the Grand Rapids area is home to a robust arts community. For one entire weekend, artists across the area are throwing open their studio doors, inviting the public to see work spaces, meet the artists, and shop for unique, local creations. Enjoy the fall colors and quality local art during the free, self-guided, weekend studio tour.

Minnesota Star Watch
October 16, 7pm – 9pm
Eagle Ridge Golf Course, 1 Greenway, Coleraine, MN 55722, United States (map)
Friday ~ 10/16/15 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bring your lawn chairs and come out and make the stars your friends. Catch the amazing celestial show in the skies over Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Mike Lynch, meteorologist with WCCO Radio and over 40 years teaching astronomy brings with him large reflecting telescopes, including a giant 20” reflector, one of the biggest mobile telescopes in the upper Midwest. Learn some fun facts about the night sky and then head outside to see it up close. This event is open to all – children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online at or by calling Greenway Community Ed at 245-6232.

Peasants with Torches
Thu, October 29, 6pm – 10pm
TimberLake Lodge Banquet room 144 SE 17th St, Minnesota 55744 (map)
Advance $20.00 door $25.00
Peasants with Torches is a community celebration of arts and culture that brings; visuals artist, musicians, writers and dancers together. Everyone is invited to an entertaining of community grown art and culture. The event takes place the Thursday before Halloween each year.

Spooky Timbers
Fri, October 30, 5pm – 9pm
Daily, until Oct 30, 2015
Forest History Center-Minnesota, 2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN
We love fall in the Grand Rapids area, and we hope you’ll consider a stay at our bed and breakfast while you enjoy this beautiful season!