Autumn is beginning her parade of splendor, spreading her skirts over the hills of Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids. Brilliant red sumac marches up the hillsides, multi-colored maple tips peek through the green; and the yellows of the early turning ash, birch and poplars punctuate the whole.
The Friends of Maplewood invite you to Join the march under this canopy of color on the weekends of 30 Sept/1 Oct and 7/8 Oct. Have lunch at the Friends’ 40ft Food Wagon donated by Elmer’s BBQ. Enjoy Elmer’s smoked turkey legs and authentic Texas BBQ, brats plus an assortment of sweets. All proceeds will go toward a picnic shelter as a memorial to Josh Hanson, the son of Ranger Bob Hanson, manager of Maplewood, who was killed last week in Iraq. Book a weekend at the Loghouse & Homestead on Spirit Lake (only 10.5 miles awy) and receive a day pass to the Park and a $10 certificate toward lunch at the Friends’ Food Wagon. www.loghousebb.com >