Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- Those looking for a scenic drive to take during peak fall color should consider visiting a Minnesota state forest, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
“State forests are an excellent place to see fall color,” said Jennifer Teegarden, forestry outreach specialist for the DNR. “Hilly or rugged areas dominated by deciduous trees tend to have the best mix of color. And the dark green needles of conifers accent the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees in mixed forests.”
Here are a few state forests and routes to consider:
- Big Fork and Bowstring state forests along state Highway 38 between Grand Rapids and Effie.
- Rum River State Forest along Rum River State Forest Road off of Highway 20.
- Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest has two good options:
- Along Zumbro Bottoms Road off state Highway 60 southwest of Wabasha.
- Along state Highway 16 between Interstate 90 and state Highway 26.