Fall Color Driving Tour

Take a drive through this little slice of heaven we like to call home and discover how our lush Northwoods turns from a vibrant sea of green to a breathtaking canopy of color. No need to plan, we’ve got you covered with these driving tours of the area.

Fuel Up Your Belly and Your Car

Start with a great breakfast and a cup of joe at Leif’s Café, the Friendship House Family Restaurant, or Eagle River Roasters.

Then, stop by the pumps at Kwik Trip or Trig’s Shell Station and Carwash. Maybe grab some snacks inside so you don’t get too hungry on the road.

Hit the Road for a Full-Day Tour

Follow these directions, or view them here to get the best views of fall color in the area. And keep your eye out for some bald eagles and other exciting wildlife while you’ve got your eyes on the skies.

  • Take Hwy 45 N to Conover, turn left onto Cty K West.
  • Follow to Cty M near Boulder Junction.
  • Turn right onto Cty M and follow Cty M into and out of Boulder Junction to Cty B.
  • Turn left onto Cty B and follow until it becomes Hwy 64 in Michigan at the state boarder.
  • Continue north on Hwy 64 to the shores of Lake Superior. Here’s your chance to take in the sites at the Porcupine Mountains State Park.
  • Continue on Hwy 64 to Ontonagon where you will turn right and head south on Hwy 45. Follow Hwy 45 to Hwy M 28 and turn left.
  • STOP and take in the beautiful Agate Falls. Continue on M28 East to Mile W, turn right and follow to Calderwood Rd then turn right.
  • Turn right onto Bond Falls Rd and take it to the spectacular Bond Falls, get out and walk alongside the waterfall from top to bottom.
  • Continue west on Bond Falls Rd. to Hwy 45 where you will turn left to go south back to Eagle River.

Colorful Day Trips

If you’re looking to stay near Eagle River, you’re in luck, because we still have colorful fall views and tons of fall festivities without the long drive.

Climb an Observation Tower

Head to Copper Peak in Ironwood, MI for some sky-high views. See the colors from above and take in the scenic beauty and fresh fall air while you’re up there.

Take a Scenic Drive

Head out on our long and windy scenic highways. For some heavily forested views take Hwy 45 N to Conover and turn left onto Cty K West or Hwy 70 east and turn left onto Kentuck Rd.

Stock Up on Sweets

What good is fall color without the flavors? Get some sweets like caramel apples and bog frogs from the Country Store.

Get Scenic Off the Road

Take a tour on the water to see some spectacular views from the Chain of 28 Lakes with Pirate’s Hideaway or Bill Hassey’s Boat Tours. Just don’t forget to bring an extra layer of clothing for those brisk fall days.  Or get in the thick of the color with an ATV/UTV ride.

Immerse Yourself in Color

Visit our area parks for an eyeful of fall color. We recommend stopping by Eagle Lake County Park, Dyer Park (T-docks) and hitting up all of our hiking and biking trails. If you’re really pressed for time, we say to start with the Three Eagle Trail to make the most of your short trip.

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