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Where to Experience Fall Colors in the Burnsville, MN Area

Fall is arriving soon and that means that it’s time to break out the pumpkin spice flavored beverages, grab a light jacket and marvel at the vibrant fall color around us. Read on to learn where to experience the vitality of fall in the Burnsville, Minnesota area during your next visit!

Parks and Recreation Areas

Photo Credit: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory


Burnsville offers several outdoor areas where you can see the magnificent fall color. Head out to the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory for striking autumn hues outside at their Japanese Gardens or the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory on the grounds for a unique way to enjoy the fall foliage.

Photo Credit: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum also offers a wide variety of ways to enjoy the changing seasons. Here, you can take a hike along the 12.5 miles of paths including a garden footpath and hiking trails surrounded by woodlands and wetlands.

Photo Credit: Mississippi National River and Recreation

Escape the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities along the Mississippi River at the Mississippi National River and Recreation area. Grab a picnic and enjoy this quiet retreat in the midst of the city while you marvel at fabulous fall flora.

Take the Adventurous Route

See fall color by bike Burnsville this season. Try out the mountain biking trails at Buck Hill or Terrace Oaks West Park to be surrounded by warm fall hues as you tackle the terrain.

Photo Credit: Minneapolis Grand Rounds Scenic Byway


You can also take a ride to see some magnificent shades of autumn on the Minneapolis Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. Open May-October, it is the perfect way to see a little bit of everything from the convenience of your car or bike. This route will take you along several Twin Cities hotspots as well as wind you along with scenic fall color viewing areas. A must for your next fall adventure!

Head to an Orchard

Of course, autumn is incomplete without a visit to an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch! Here are a few local hotspots to experience noteworthy fall activities:

At Applewood Orchard, located just south of Burnsville in Lakeville, you can participate in all the staple fall activities. Get lost in one of their corn mazes, prep for Halloween and pick a pumpkin from the patch or hand-pick a bag of apples. Learn more here.

The Apple House

Photo Credit: MN Landscape Arboretum Apple House

Located in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, you’ll find the ‘home of the Honeycrisp’ at The Apple House. Here, you can buy your apples from the birthplace of the crowd-favorite Honeycrisp apple or grab a wide variety of fall favorites including pumpkins, squash and gourds. While meandering the grounds, be sure the stop and see the wide variety of ‘fall-scapes’ surrounding the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Whether you’re wandering through a local park or picking pumpkins at the patch, you are sure to find remarkable fall color in the Burnsville, Minnesota area this autumn. Click here to explore our Deals page to save on your fall adventure to Burnsville. Don’t forget to share your autumn photos with #MyBurnsville for the chance to be featured on our channels.

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