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Viewing Fall Colors Near Woodbury

Did you have a chance to check-out some of the gorgeous fall colors yet this year?

We pulled together a list of some places where you can get some pretty fantastic views…and that’s at the state parks – great places to view fall colors near Woodbury.

Afton State Park
This park is located at 6959 Peller Avenue South in Hastings. You will be able to view colorful, tall grass prairie areas on your drive into the park. Once inside you won’t want to miss the north end overlook views of more speckles of color near the St. Croix River Valley. The park has many species of trees and grasses for you to enjoy such as maple, ash, oak, boxelder, cottonwood, sumac, big bluestem, and Indian. The colors range from yellow to bright red to golden brown.

Fort Snelling State Park
This park is located at 101 Snelling Lake Road in St Paul. Whether you choose to fish, hike, or just take a drive, this park has beautiful views for anyone who chooses to venture this way. You will have great views of the Bluff colors at the fishing pier located on the north end of Snelling Lake. The best views are in early morning and early evening. You can also enjoy great yellow and gold views of green ash and silver maples. On the lake edges and along the roads, look for splashes of reds from the sumac.

William O’Brien State Park
This park is located at 16821 O’Brien Trail North in Marine on St. Croix. Bring your camera so you can capture all the beautiful colors. You can park at the Visitor Center and go southwest to take the Prairie Overlook Trail. The maples and oaks are gorgeous shades of red and yellow. Along the river, the shrubs and trees are soft tans and auburns. You will find speckles of color throughout the prairie and Valley landscape as well as along the roadside leading to the river.

Don’t wait too long before you go on your adventure to view the fall colors. After all, we know they don’t last long. And don’t forget that the best place to see fall colors could possibly be in your own neighborhood. Life keeps us so busy most days that we forget to look around us. Take a walk around your neighborhood. You might even be surprised to find that some of prettiest colors may even be in your own backyard.

Enjoy these locations to view fall colors near Woodbury.

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