When people think of fall colors, their minds often drift to the New England states. However, Minnesota has visual displays that are just as spectacular. One of the closest state parks to Jackson is Kilen Woods, where you can see a variety of fall foliage in the coming months. You can go on a five-mile hike through hilly terrain to get the best views of changing leaves in an oak savanna.
About an hour away is Lake Shetek State Park, where you can take the Loon Island Trail to observe 250-year-old oak trees shedding their leaves in an array of hues. About an hour and 20 minutes away is Myre-Big Island State Park, which has myriad rolling, wooded trails for you to peruse.
Wherever you decide to go, aim to travel around mid-October, as this is when leaves reach their peak colors in this area. To avoid paying far too much for accommodation, make sure to book your hotels early. This will ensure you get the perfect location and all the amenities you crave for a price you can afford.
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