Minneapolis September 22, 2017
The One Town Near Minneapolis-Saint Paul Everyone Must Visit This Fall
Autumn weekends are fleeting, so most Minneapolitans do what they can to soak in every minute of fall’s beauty and activities. Minneapolis and Saint Paul have plenty of fall activities to partake in, but since they’re so metropolitan, there isn’t room for the same sort of charm smaller towns have during the autumn. The town of Stillwater is the perfect destination for those who can’t get enough of autumn.
Welcome to downtown Stillwater!
Stillwater's historic Main Street is lined with charming shops inside of beautiful old buildings. It's a must see.
Looking for a place to visit on Main Street? Tremblay's Sweet Shop is the cutest place to be.
Tremblay's has every flavor of salt water taffy under the sun.
It's time to be a kid in a candy store again. Tremblay's Sweet Shop is located at 308 Main St. S., Stillwater, MN 55082.
Since neither Minneapolis or Saint Paul have an apple orchard of their own, Aamodt's Apple Farm is a must visit.
Inside the farm's apple barn you can buy pumpkins, apple brats, cider, pie, and so many other fall themed goodies.
Of course, the most important part of any apple orchard is picking apples yourself!
Aamodt's is home to the Honeycrisp Apple, also known as Minnesota's state apple developed at the University of Minnesota. There's nothing more satisfying than picking your own. Aamodt's Apple Farm, 6428 Manning Ave. N., Stillwater, MN 55082.
Have you ever wanted to carve out a giant pumpkin and row it down the river? You can at Stillwater's Harvest Festival!
Who knew that pumpkins made solid enough boats for racing... or even that pumpkins can grow that large!?
Stillwater's Harvest Festival also takes pride in smashing giant pumpkins.
A crane picks up the pumpkins and drops them from extreme heights. Everyone celebrates as they get pumpkin innards flung in their face.
Fall foliage along the St. Croix River is entirely magical.
These are the most stunning autumn colors you'll ever see.
Stillwater is also home to some incredible restaurants, such as Lolo American Kitchen And Craft Bar!
From burgers to smoked salmon with caviar, Lolo has a dish to please anyone's palate. Lolo American Kitchen and Craft Bar, 233 Main St. N., Stillwater, MN 55082.
If you thought Stillwater was beautiful during the day, you won't believe how pretty it is at night.
The Lift Bridge on the St. Croix lights up and reflects upon the river. The warm glow from Main Street and any of Stillwater's fabulous restaurants feel cozy. For the perfect autumn night, Stillwater is the place to be.
If you’re looking to get away on an autumn weekend, Stillwater can’t be more highly recommended. It’s charming streets and affinity for smashing pumpkins makes it a beautiful, unique place to visit. What towns do you love to visit in autumn? Let us know in the comments below.
If you’re looking for more fall activities, read
9 Harvest Festivals Around Minneapolis-Saint Paul That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome.