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An Autumnal Wonderland

By Madeline Fuerstenberg

The Taylors Falls Queen docked in Taylors Falls || Photo by midemay, courtesy of Wiki Commons

You can’t beat a classic Midwestern autumn. The leaves transform to vibrant reds and oranges, the air is crisp with the promise of cooler days and longer nights, and already-spectacular views are only enhanced by the changing season. Take advantage of this time by wowing your group with an outdoor excursion that will leave them stunned by Minnesota’s natural fall beauty.

For groups of up to 250, enjoy a day on the St. Croix River with Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours. The tours on the Taylors Falls Princess or Taylors Falls Queen are suitable for corporate gatherings, employee appreciation celebrations, and more. On board, luxury meets the Minnesota wilderness as attendees take in scenic views, relax on deck, and enjoy catering options.

To take your next fall gathering to new heights, consider treating your attendees to a hot air balloon ride with Stillwater Balloons, based in Lakeland Shores. Up to 16 of your event-goers at a time will be able to float over the surrounding St. Croix Valley with this fun, educational, and breathtaking experience they won’t soon forget.

Back on solid ground, planners might consider a charter with the North Shore Scenic Railroad (NSSR) for their meeting or event of up to 180 people. Rides range in length from 75 minutes to more than four hours and take passengers on a 26-mile stretch of track along Lake Superior’s North Shore, from The Depot in Duluth to Two
Harbors and back.