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Last Chance to View Fall Colors in Rochester MN

November 5th, 2013 · No Comments

At Maier Tree & Lawn we love trees! We love the environmental impact that trees have on the Earth’s atmosphere; we love the shade they produce on a hot summer day; we love the endless number of tree varieties; we love hearing the leaves rustle on a breezy day; we love trees!

But, one of the things we love most is seeing the beautiful colors that trees turn to signal the change in seasons from summer to fall to winter. While most of the state of Minnesota is already past the prime fall foliage viewing period, Southeastern Minnesota still has some opportunities to take in nature’s beauty. This weekend will likely be the last opportunity Minnesotans have to take in the changing fall leaves along the scenic hills and valleys of the Mississippi River Valley.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fall Colors Map, Southeastern Minnesota still has fall colors to be found. From Stewartville and Rochester over to the Mississippi river near Wabasha, Red Wing and Hastings, and up to Minneapolis, there are many ways and places to take in a final glimpse of fall’s splendor.

This weekend, consider taking a drive with the family to get away from the day to day bustle. According to the MN DNR, some of the prime viewing spots are:

  • Whitewater State Park
  • Rice Lake State Park
  • Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
  • John A. Latsch State Park along Highway 61 near the Mississippi River
  • Fort Snelling State Park
  • Afton State Park

Check the Fall Colors Map for more options and information.

In Olmsted County, the Root River Park offers 90 acres of scenic views and hiking trails along its namesake, the Root River. Just a 10-15 minute drive from most places in Rochester, it’s the perfect spot for fall afternoon family picnic or just to go sit and relax.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, be sure to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the fall season: the crisp, cool air, the beautifully colored leaves, and the dazzling sunsets.

Maier Tree & Lawn is a professional Forestry and Arboriculture company that serves Rochester, MN and all of the surrounding communities. We are the only accredited tree care company in the Rochester area. All of our technicians are Certified Arborists and tree lovers. Maier Tree & Lawn offers tree pruning, plant health care, tree removal, stump removal, comprehensive lawn care services and consulting services for a variety of clients including… businesses, homeowners, municipalities, institutions, developers, and more. Call Maier Tree & Lawn today!

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