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Where to Find the Best Wisconsin Fall Colors

You can thank the native sugar maples, oaks, birch, and dogwoods for the bright yearly Autumn display, creating some of the best Wisconsin fall colors in our area. The nearby state parks, mountain biking routes, and foliage down by the Wisconsin River are absolutely stunning with the fiery changing of the leaves. This time of year is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway or restful retreat before the busy holiday season sets in. Why not slip away during the week for a quick getaway? The The Stewart Inn, the premier luxury Wausau Bed and Breakfast, is one of the best places to stay for a quiet, intimate vacation—and it’s lovely this time of year. Our five unique guest suites are artfully appointed with high-end amenities, fine linens, comfortable beds, and the latest technological conveniences. Bonus, a gourmet breakfast is included with your stay!Experience the beauty of the Wisconsin fall colors, and book your weekend getaway to Wausau today!Wisconsin Fall Colors

The Best Spots to View the Wisconsin Fall Colors

While strolling the charming streets of the historic district in downtown Wausau will delight your senses with striking Wisconsin fall colors, there are a few must-see natural spots for the best autumnal scenes. During the weekdays, our small town is quiet and the perfect getaway to relax. And thankfully, our favorite places for fall foliage are about 20 minutes from our Wausau Bed and Breakfast.
  • Soar above the trees at Granite Peak: Before the snow comes, the chair lift at Granite Peak Ski Area runs for scenic lift rides, showcasing the stunning Wisconsin fall colors from on high. Cozy up with your partner and take in these panoramic vistas awash in golds, reds, and oranges are indeed a memorable sight.
  • A quiet stroll at Wisconsin Riverfront: Head down to the riverfront in downtown Wausau and see the beautiful Wisconsin fall colors reflected in the water. There may be a crispness in the air, but don’t let that stop you from setting up a picnic (we can pack up a cheese and charcuterie spread for you) or grabbing a craft cocktail at Wausau on the Water.
  • Mountain biking in Wausau: Marathon County is becoming a world-class mountain biking destination. From the fantastic trails and diverse terrain to choose from, biking with the Wisconsin fall colors as your backdrop is an unforgettable experience. Check out the options at the nearby Nine Mile Recreation Area, Ringle Trails, Big Eau Pleine Park, and Sylvan Hill Bike Park.
  • Head out on a scenic drive: One of our favorite ways to take in the splendor of fall is by driving, and there’s no shortage of Wisconsin scenic drives near Wausau. Head out on Highway 107, between Merrill and Tomahawk. The trip is approximately 30 miles long and meanders alongside the Wisconsin River.
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A Fall Color Extravaganza at Rib Mountain State Park:

The Wisconsin Fall Color Report Report predicts that the peak foliage this year in Wausau is the third week of October—one of the best places to immerse yourself in these bright hues is Rib Mountain State Park. Known for having one of the oldest geological formations on earth, called the billion-year-old hill, which offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and the Wisconsin River. More than 13 miles of hiking trails traverse unique rock formations and pass by historical landmarks, including a 60-foot observation tower, dynamite storage facility, and an old homestead foundation.Wisconsin Fall Colors

A Cozy Space for your Romantic Getaway this Fall

The Stewart Inn, designed by architect George Maher, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, offers an unparalleled lodging experience. You’ll feel welcome and comfortable to make our space your home away from home. Each morning, you’ll be greeted by the fantastic aromas from our kitchen as we prepare the best coffee in all of Wausau and a delicious and multi-course breakfast. The evenings are best spent by the fire in our shared living room with a glass of wine, snacks, and lively conversation. We can’t wait to host you at our Wausau Bed and Breakfast! Book today..

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