Travel & Leisure Magazine Names Stillwater 3rd Best Town in US for Fall Colors

Travel & Leisure Magazine has named Stillwater one of “America’s Best Towns for Fall Colors.”

Stillwater landed in 3rd place as one of the top 20 American towns named on the list.

Here’s how Travel and Leisure described a fall trip to town:

“When the leaves start showing their colors in Stillwater—on the western banks of the St. Croix River dividing Minnesota and Wisconsin—visitors converge on the town’s many Victorian bed-and-breakfast inns. One of the best ways to take in nature’s show is by river cruise on a replica of an 1890s paddleboat. Autumn here kicks off with the annual grape stomp competition, with prizes given for best style, and culminates in the long-running fine-art and music festival.”

Here’s how the list came to be:

“The top-scoring towns represent the full color spectrum, from the blazing scarlet, orange, and deep purples of New England’s hardwoods to the golden carpet of aspens covering the Rocky Mountains.”

In addition to the fall colors, Stillwater plays host to Oktoberfest from Sept. 12-14 and 19-21, the “Fall Colors Fine Art & Music Festival” October 4-5, and Harvest Fest on October 11-12.

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