Fall in Three Rivers
Fall is a time when everything feels crisp and fresh. When you can hear the leaves crunch under your feet and see rainbows of colors reflected in quiet lakes. Celebrate the season with Three Rivers. Below, find updates on fall colors in the parks, our favorite places to see fall colors, fall programs and events, and much more.
#ThreeRiversFall Instagram Photo Contest
SHOW US YOUR FALL COLORS! Use #ThreeRiversFall for a chance to be featured here on our website and on our Instagram feed each Friday through October 18.
The rules are simple: Tag your fall color images with #ThreeRiversFall from now until 9 AM Friday, October 18. Please only tag photos from parks and trails in Three Rivers Park District. Happy snapping!
Week Three Winner: @nattyrose007
Fall Color Updates
LAST UPDATED: Oct. 9, 2019
IMAGE: Elm Creek Park Reserve
What a difference a week makes! Thanks to the recent bit of sunny weather, we are very near peak fall color conditions for our maple-dominated forests (Elm Creek, Lake Rebecca, Baker, Crow-Hassan, and most of Carver park reserves). You can now find many maples in full color throughout the parks.
The oak-dominated parks (Hyland and Murphy-Hanrehan park reserves, Eagle Lake and Bryant Lake regional parks, and Silverwood Park) are a bit behind, but you can see at least a bit of color in these parks, too.
LOOK FOR COLORS AT: Elm Creek, Lake Rebecca, Baker, Crow-Hassan, and most of Carver park reserves
Our Favorite Places for Fall Colors
Do you know why leaves change color in the fall? Or what goes on inside a sugar maple? Find out what's happening in nature on the Three Rivers blog.
Fall Recipes and the Harvest
From colorful, savory squash to hardy leafy greens, fall harvest in Minnesota never disappoints. Browse fall recipe ideas from the cooks at Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement and Gale Woods Farm.
October | Multiple Locations
Try cidering with an old-fashioned press, discover the history of cidering, learn to make your own hard cider, and more!
Sept. & Oct. | Multiple Locations
Take in the fall colors at Three Rivers! View them from a kayak, a chairlift or a tram.
Oct. 19-Nov. 1 | Multiple Locations
Dress up in costume, play games, carve a pumpkin and more at one of Three Rivers' Halloween events. Find one that interests you!
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