By: Jennifer Bateman | Monday, September 30, 2013
View from the top of Aiton Heights Fire Tower in Itasca State Park
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Itasca State Park is the fourth most visited attraction in the state of Minnesota. Since we are pretty busy in the summer, we don't get to this lovely state park more than about once a year, even though we live so close.
Bob and I and the boys made our annual visit yesterday. We decided to go biking on the many bike trails that Itasca State Park offers, going on our own little fall color tour.
Our day was warm and sunny. We had a great time enjoying the scenery. I always forget how big and abundant the trees are, and how fresh and clean it always smells. Since it's a natural park, there are all kinds of interesting things to look at -- twisted trees from storms, rotting logs, mushrooms, burned trees, wetlands, etc, etc. And I think one of the best things about visiting Itasca State Park in September is the fact that there are NO flies and NO mosquitos!
You can see from the pictures (taken 9/29/13) that we still have not reached peak fall color in northern Minnesota. There is still an awful lot of green on the leaf trees! I expect that the weekend of October 4-6 is going to offer spectacular fall color, especially in Itasca State Park. The view from Aiton Heights Fire Tower is going to be a must see!
Please consider a visit this coming weekend. We are located just ten minutes from Itasca State Park, and our lakeside cabins are for rent until October 15th.
Until next time ~ Jennifer
Two Inlets Resort, a family resort located north of Park Rapids MN, is a great place to stay in a lakeside cabin to enjoy lake life, and visit Itasca State Park.