Fall Colors Beginning to Appear in Alexandria Lakes Area

September 19, 2018    //    James Feist

Lake Carlos State Park early Sept 2018 2 - James Feist

The autumn hues are starting to pop up around the Alexandria Lakes Area! While they appeared slow to start at the beginning of September, they are starting to progress more. Cool overnight temperatures along with plenty of bright and sunny days will help accelerate the pace along with helping entice vibrant colors out of the leaves. Luckily for the Alexandria Lakes Area, there are many different species of trees to display many different variations of color. To help you find the colors, we have a list of Fall Color Hotspots and some Must-Do Activities and Events!

A few maples are starting to show great colors and many of the ash trees are already displaying beautiful yellows. The area is currently between 0-10% changed. The last weekend in September, and early to mid October should be great times to catch our dazzling autumn hues, so don’t miss it! The following pictures were taken September 15th-19th:

downtown maple 2018 - Photo by James Feist
This maple near downtown is going to be breathtaking soon! – Photo by James Feist

 

Central Lakes Trail fall - Photo by James Feist
The Central Lakes Trail is showing golds and yellow among the green backdrop. What a great time to ride! – Photo by James Feist

 

CLT ground leaves Sept 2018 - Photo by James Feist
Central Lakes Trail: I just love the sound of crunchy leaves under the bike tires! – Photo by James Feist

 

Sumac Central Lakes Trail 2018 - Photo by James Feist
It’s a treat to catch fiery reds from the sumac along the Central Lakes Trail. Right now the progression of the sumac is varied….some sections are past peak while others are almost ready to completely change. – Photo by James Feist

 

wild turkeys CLT 2018 - Photo by James Feist
Central Lakes Trail: You never know who you will run into on the trail! – Photo by James Feist

 

Lake Carlos early fall trail - Photo by James Feist
Lake Carlos State Park still has a ways to go before the colors really start to pop. Lots of green, but yellows and golds are starting to show! – Photo by James Feist

 

Lake Carlos State Park early fall color 2018 - Photo by James Feist
Lake Carlos State Park: Along the Maple-Basswood Trail. – Photo by James Feist

 

Lake Carlos State Park wildflowers 2018 - Photo by James Feist
Lake Carlos State Park: Some autumn wildflowers at their peak! – Photo by James Feist

 

Keep checking back for more updates on fall colors! Have Fun, Stay Connected and Keep Exploring.

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James Feist