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Where to go Sigh- Monson Lake State Park offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life and other busy parks. This quiet park hosts one trail but it seems to change each day with new fall colors. What you’ll see Sunbathing snakes are enjoying the latest early fall heat wave. These quiet creatures want nothing but to share the sunny trail with you. More tips Traveling to Monson Lake you’ll pass several wetland management areas. Take your time to see what migratory waterfowl are using these prairie potholes…
Where to go Follow the yellow brick road! The road up to Mt. Tom is scattered with red and yellow leaves. Sibley State Park is a choose your own adventure when it comes to trails, each one is beautiful with fall leaf colors. What you’ll see The tree tops shine like summer sun with bright yellow leaves. More tips Small wetlands throughout the park are hotspots for migrating birds. Hundreds of black birds created a choir of calls as they visited Sibley State Park on their journey south. Click Here…
Where to go Ssshhhh…..the only sound at Monson Lake is the rustle of leaves and occasional squawking geese to announce the arrival of fall. This little park has one trail loop that starts at the parking lot. It’ll travel through flood plain forests and along the lake shore. What you’ll see A mostly oak forest is starting to change just the slightest touch of yellows. You can feel the change! More tips The floodplain forest floor is scattered with the eye catching bright red seeds of Jack in the Pulpit.
CONFETTI! With strong winds yesterday a few colorful leaves were blown off the trees that are starting to turn towards fall. The top of Mount Tom will give you peaceful view of the tree tops. Sibley State Park is mostly oak forest but pockets of aspen and birch are starting to turn yellow and red. However, a yellow tint is starting to envelope the forest canopy. Soaring vultures can be seen riding the wind from the high hill of Mount Tom.
Autumn is a great time to be on the trails in the Willmar Lakes Area! Not only will you be able to see the beautiful fall colors take over the landscape, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the many migrating species of birds. So grab those hiking shoes, roller blades or bicycles and plan to spend a couple hours on the many beautiful trails in our area!
The trails around Robbins Island are perfect for families and those wanting a variety of scenery. The Eagle Lake trail also provides for a great view and a relaxing bike ride. And the Glacial Lakes State Trail can accommodate those looking for a long, enjoyable ride or a short, flat ride for the kids. Biking is a great family activity and we have trails that fit everyone’s ability! Try one today!
Although it’s been hot lately, the trails in the Willmar Lakes Area are still a great way to get outside and enjoy some beautiful views. Especially the trails around Robbins Island Regional Park and along the Glacial Lakes State Trail. There are plenty of shady areas to keep you cool, but always remember to bring along some cold water!
Have you had a chance to get out onto one of our trails yet? The trails around Robbins Island are perfect for families and those wanting a variety of scenery. The Eagle Lake trail also provides for a great view and a relaxing bike ride around Eagle Lake. Don’t forget the gorgeous ride around Green Lake as well! And the Glacial Lakes State Trail can accommodate those looking for a long, enjoyable ride or a short, flat ride for the kids. Biking is a great family activity and we have…
It’s a great time to get out on our trails and enjoy hiking, biking, in-line skating, mountain biking or horseback riding. As everything starts to turn green and the flowers start to show their colors, the view on the trails becomes spectacular! Also, spring is a great time to go fishing, so bring along your fishing gear on your next trek on the trails!
Enjoy the many sights and sounds along the trails in the Willmar Lakes Area! Spring has arrived and with it comes the many song birds and animals in search of food. Grab one of your favorite outdoor scavenger hunts or outdoor bingo cards and enjoy a day on the trails with your family competing to see who can find the most items.
Unfortunately the Glacial Lakes State Trail is closed to snowmobiling due to lack of snow. Some snow remains at Sibley State Park, but with this upcoming weekend’s forecast, I’m sure it will deteriorate quickly.
The Glacial Lakes State Trail has a 0-2 inch surface, with fair conditions reported for snowmobiling. Roughly 6 inches of snow covers the ground along the trail.