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Duluth, MN

Population: 86,178
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Living in the largest metropolitan city on Lake Superior, residents of Duluth, MN spend most of their time by the water. However, the fall color cannot be missed in this Midwestern town. There are several hiking trails in Duluth, many of which lead to fantastic views of the lake. The North Shore Scenic Drive, which connects Duluth with Grand Portage, leads to cliffs and beaches bordered by the Sawtooth Mountains and thousands of acres of aspen, birch and pine trees. Strolling among the trees is nice, but the Timber Twister Alpine Coaster at Spirit Mountain can take you into the leaves and up in the air. Much like a roller coaster, tree-loving daredevils sit in their own cars on this elevated 3,200-foot track. Riders control their own speed, so there are no worries about missing any great views.

Don’t Miss: Timber Twister Alpine Coaster

Trees: Pine, aspen and birch

Great Drives: North Shore Scenic Drive, Skyline Drive Parkway (beginning at US Hwy. 2 and I-35).

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