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Fall Colors

Washburn County bursts into brilliant color in September and October, luring visitors and residents alike onto the highways and trails. Fall ATVing, fishing, and exploring the hiking trails are excellent ways to experience the extraordinary fall colors. Along with the spell-binding scenery, you’ll also want to partake in the colorful local festivals that celebrate the harvest. While you’re here, be sure to sample our unsurpassed fall produce — the world’s finest apples, pumpkins, cranberries, wild rice and honey.

Order a Fall Travel Packet

Fall Colors are reported on a regular basis by local residents. Below are the reports for the Washburn County and surrounding areas. To view the full Fall Color Report, click here



Pumpkin Patch Fun

The Burch Barn Pumpkin Patch

The Burch Barn:
100 ft. Gunny Sack Slide, Corn Cannon, Grain Train Rides, Corn Maze, Derby Horse Races, Giant Corn Pit, Haybale Maze, Bounce Houses, pick your own pumpkin & so much more!


Taste & Treasure Washburn Co.

Sample local fare from a variety of area restaurants after a relaxing day of treasure hunting at our unique antique shops, art galleries, and other fun stops along the way! Download the brochure to see all of the cool stops you can make. Maps for your trek can be picked up at the Washburn Co. Information Center.

Fall Color Driving Routes

Pick up a Washburn County Highway Map and check out these amazing fall color routes for car, bicycle or motorcycle. The routes range from 39 to 61 miles and pass through the beautiful forests of Norhwest Wisconsin, around sparkling lakes & into the heart of some great small towns.

Hiking & Wildlife Viewing

Explore the beauty of fall up close on one of the many hiking trails in Washburn County.  Trails range in length from one mile to ten miles of loops.  

For a list and maps of all of the area hiking trails, visit the hiking page. 


Fall Attractions

Many of the area attractions stay open through at least September. Be sure to call ahead for hours.

Burch Barn Pumpkin Patch
Clover Meadow Winery
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Perlick Distillery
Potter's Shed
Smith's Apple Orchard
Spooner Veterans' Memorial
Stone Lake Historical Museum
WI Canoe Heritage Museum

Canoeing & Kayaking: The Namekagon

Paddling the Namekagon River (part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway) is an incredible way to view the fall colors. Other paddling opportunities are available on the Yellow and Totogatic Rivers as well as the area lakes.



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