“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus
The Autumn Season is arriving in Minnesota, and it’s one of the best times of the year to get out and explore the Alexandria Lakes Area! Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay, the colorful hues from the diverse tree species makes for spectacular displays to accompany your favorite activities! Here is a list of the best places to catch fall colors in the Alexandria Lakes Area. Make sure to check our website throughout the season for updates on the progression of colors. Have fun, stay connected and keep Exploring!
1. Lake Carlos State Park
Lake Carlos State Park has over 14 miles of hiking trails that will get you deep in the woods, out to some grasslands and along the shores of Lake Carlos. One of the best trails in the park to see great fall colors is the Maple-Basswood Interpretive Trail (pictured above) where you will find brilliant colors on the maples, basswoods and aspens.