Note 50 years at Maplewood State Park Leaf Days Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6

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Maplewood State Park is celebrating its 50th birthday, and it is one of the best places in Minnesota to enjoy the fall colors. For two weekends, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6, the Friends of Maplewood will be giving wagon rides to view the fall colors.
Visitors can also enjoy beautiful scenery from their vehicles, or hike on some of the 25 miles of hiking trails, and enjoy a picnic in the park. A hike to the top of Hallaway Hill will provide a beautiful vista of Lake Lida and the fall colors. 
All four days a 4.5 mile hike led by North Country Trail members will leave the picnic shelter at 10:30. Extra events are available each day including; How to use a GPS; Drawing Landscapes; Nature Photography; Carving demonstrations; Pioneer crafts; Children’s class on animals that live in trees; Native American artifacts, and more.
A special Maplewood Birthday Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter. There will be cake, and people will share stories of the early days of the park and of living in Maplewood Township before it became a state park.
All the activities start at the shelter and there will be food for sale. Come join friends for a day in the park and remember to bring a camera.
The park entrance is located 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on Hwy 108. Info: John Nordstrom, 334-6567 or Maplewood State Park, 218-863-8383.
Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:30