Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over in the Lake Mille Lacs area! Lake Mille Lacs offers a variety of thing to do in the fall, so if you didn’t get a chance to take your summer vacation, make your plans for a fall getaway today!hunting If you’re an avid hunter, the Lake Mille Lacs area will provide you with great land to hunt white tailed deer, ruffled grouse, black bear and various duck species. The best places for hunting in the area are the Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area and the Aitkin Wildlife Management Area, which are home to 50 mammals and over 200 bird species. The hunting season in Minnesota starts in September and lasts all the way until the end of December, so you have plenty of chances to spend the weekend hunting in the great outdoors of Mille Lacs. Fall is also a great time to check out the many hiking and biking trails in the Lake Mille Lacs area. The newest trail in the area is the Mille Lacs Soo Line Trail which is 11 miles of side by side paved and gravel trail that is perfect for hiking, biking, rollerblading or just taking a leisurely stroll. This trail connects Mille Lacs Kathio and Father Hennepin State Parks. Other favorite trails in the area are the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails 22 miles west of Garrison and the Milaca Mountain Bike Trail which is a half an hour south of Mille Lacs. The Lake Mille Lacs area also offers beautiful fall colors each year. The peak season for viewing fall colors at Lake Mille Lacs are from late September to early October. While the whole area offers amazing fall views, the views at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park are a must see if you are visiting the area during the fall season. The park features a 100 foot observation tower where you can get the perfect view for that postcard worthy picture. Everyone knows that fishing is one of the best things to do on Lake Mille Lacs! While the summer months are a great time to head out on the lake for a day of fishing, the fall is also the perfect time to catch your trophy walleye. The cooler temperatures in the fall make for great fishing conditions on the lake. The cool fall nights are the perfect time to check out one of the restaurants in the Lake Mille Lacs area. The area offers something for everyone, with family restaurants, steak houses, small town cafes and even buffets. After a great meal, you can finish off the night by trying your luck at Grand Casino. As you can see, the Lake Mille Lacs area is a great family vacation destination once fall rolls around. Book your stay and experience fall in Mille Lacs for yourself!