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WCCO Viewers' Choice For MN's Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor's Falls

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) -- In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state's very best.

Once in Taylors Falls, there's also a vantage point that you won't find just anywhere in Minnesota.

"You know, I think the biggest thing about Taylors Falls is the river and the natural beauty everywhere around," Amy Frishmon said.

So what better way to see the colors than traveling the St. Croix by boat? Frishmon's family has been taking tour groups down the St. Croix since 1906.

"You get the opportunity to see things close up, you get to see Minnesota and Wisconsin at the same time and really enjoy the natural beauty of the area from the best view," she said.

The view includes maple, oak, ash, willow, elm and dogwood, all of which are getting a late start this year.

"As you can see, there's still quite a bit of green left, but the leaves are really starting to turn now," she said. "We expect in the next week to 10 days that it's just going to be magnificent."

So there's plenty of time for you to get out and take it all in.

"If you look all around, you have the rocks, the cliffs, the trees. I mean, there's no place in the world like Taylors Falls," she said.

However, the boat tours have been suspended for now because of the government shutdown.

The National Park Service considers the St. Croix a National Scenic Waterway.

Seeing Halloween is just four weeks from tonight, Brickman now wants to find Minnesota's best pumpkin patch.

You can either email Matt or tweet him.

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