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Best Spots to Stop and Snap in Fall

For the amateur and professional alike, here are our picks for the best places to take photos in Minneapolis Northwest this fall.

Coon Rapids Dam is an impressive sight all on its own. Whether you are taking shots of the Dam itself or exploring the miles of trails, you’re going to find some beautiful spots. 

Mississippi River in the Fall


The Maple Grove Arboretum is a beautiful 15-acre park along Elm Creek. Follow the trail, learn about your surroundings, and stare in awe at what you’ll find with your photographer’s eye. 

Water falls cascading over rocks


Elm Creek Park Reserve is an awesome place for photos for lots of reasons, one being that it has one of the best dog parks in the country (according to USA Today). There are a lot of places to go exploring off-leash, so grab your camera and tell your best friend to get ready for his close- up. 

dogs sitting with tongues out


Eastman Nature Center has lots to see and explore. Get closer to the wildlife than you thought possible and you never know what you might capture. 

swans searching for food