|Oberg Lake and the Superior National Forest from the Oberg Mountain Trail, September 2009|
Most of the Superior Hiking Trail east of Tofte is in the Superior National Forest. Favorite fall color hikes like Oberg and Leveaux mountains are in the National Forest, and so is most of the Lutsen gondola hike.
The Superior National Forest promotes great automobile tours for fall colors, including this guide for the North Shore. They have four different drives to recommend, including the Moose Drive up toward the Cramer Road and the Maple Leaf Drive that loops behind Carlton Peak through the heartbreakingly beautiful maples of Heartbreak Ridge.
The forest also maintains a whimsical fall color conditions report . In the latest edition, they let Winnie the Pooh suggest:
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
If you can't make it up the shore and are stuck at your computer, tap into the National Forest's Flickr photostream of current fall colors.