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Maplewood Leaf Days

Maplewood State Park plays host to Leaf Days, where people can come celebrate fall and its beautiful colors.

As autumn paints Maplewood State Park with brightly hued leaves, visitors are invited to come breathe in the crisp air and appreciate the scenery at this year's Leaf Days.

September 26 and 27, Maplewood will host its yearly celebration of fall and the stunning effect it has on the park.

"We offer wagon rides that are a half hour long to look at the leaves," said John Nordstrom, who works at Maplewood.

Amongst other events going on during Leaf Days, Holloway Hill, one of Maplewood's continually popular attractions, is certain to be especially striking.

Of hiking the hill, Nordstrom said, "It's something that a lot of people do because of the beautiful colors and all you can see up there."

Since the event doubles as a fundraiser for the park, there will be a food booth selling meals and beverages for those who want to spend time picnicking amongst the season's décor.

Leaf Days has typically been held the final two weekends in September and the first weekend of October, due to the gorgeous colors and picturesque outdoor scenes created by the change from summer to winter.

"We'll probably do October if the weather's nice," Nordstrom said. "It depends on how the leaves are doing." He added that the decision had yet to be made as to whether Leaf Days will also be held September 19 and 20.

However many weekends it lasts, make sure to get to Maplewood before the leaves are gone.

For more information about Leaf Days and finalized dates, call Maplewood State Park at 218-334-6567.