This Weekend Oct 27-29

This Weekend Oct 27-29

Another weekend is upon us! We’re past peak fall color, but there is still some color out there. Boat rentals are done for the year. Camping is limited to the Quartzite campground, and local retailers are preparing for Christmas. All good signs that November is almost upon us!  Time to watch “The Great Pumpkin“!

Fall Night Scavenger Hunt & Campfire
Sat. Oct 28, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

On Saturday night at Devil’s Lake State Park you can join the park naturalist for the Fall Night Scavenger Hunt and Campfire.  It’s a great opportunity to get outside with the kids. A fall night is a great time to have some fun around the campfire! There will be a nighttime glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt, a chance to make a campfire treat, and fun activities like glow-in-the-dark ring toss, and marshmallow launching contests. And, of course, a roaring fire to warm up by.

The weather forecast is a bit sketchy. There is rain and rain/snow mix predicted for Saturday. If we do get rain/snow, the campfire will be canceled. You can call the Nature Center, that day, to see if the event is still happening.

Art Discovery Day
Sat. Oct 28, 10am to 4pm

Every fall, we end our visitation season with our annual Leopold Center Art Discovery Day event at the Leopold Center. Art Day is fun for the whole family! It features presentations, demonstrations, and time for individual interaction with each artist. Each year we select a group of inspiring regional artists and artisans that find inspiration in the land ethic and the natural world for their work. This is a great event to discover new art and maybe even start your holiday shopping a little early. Join us, learn more.

Tractors Trunks & Treats
Sat. Oct 28, 11am to 4pm

This local Halloween event is held at the Sauk County Fairground. Admission is $1 or 1 non-perishable food or pet food item.  Some activities may have additional fees. Activities, games, and food from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. “Trick-or-Treating” ~ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm – More info

The Forest Floor is Coated In Color

The Forest Floor is Coated In Color

Last Word…

Cool, cloudy days can make a lot of people stay indoors. I get that. For some, it can get pretty darn depressing. I’ll tell you what though, I find that a walk in the woods can help. While many of the trees are bare or close, there are some bright yellow poplars and deep red oaks out on the trails that do their best to overcome the clouds. In fact, maybe the best idea is to just look down! There seems to be a good mix of yellows, greens, and pinks rising from a carpet of orange on the forest floor right now. It’s pretty sweet, really.

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