Finding Fall Foliage
When the crisp fall air returns and autumn arrives, you're ready to hunt for those beautiful fall colors. There's no shortage in Marshall, Minnesota! Our lush forests turn vibrant red, gold, and orange, and it's a sight to behold as you enjoy the great outdoors. Here are our top 4 places to find foliage during fall in Marshall!
Southwest Minnesota State University Campus
Southwest Minnesota State University is known for its sprawling campus dotted with huge trees. Come autumn, the leaves turn a brilliant array of colors. Take in a Mustangs game and you will see the stadium flanked in fall colors. Tailgating is a huge tradition here, so be sure to bring your snacks and cider to warm up your gameday spirit!
ADM/SMSU Environmental Learning Area
SMSU's Science Department manages the ADM/SMSU Environmental Learning Area. Located at the northwest corner of the SMSU campus, this 40-acre nature preserve features Marshall's incredible range of biomes and wildlife. Stroll the groomed trails and take in the lush fall foliage. If you're lucky, you may spot a family of deer or a red-tailed hawk! You can also visit the observation platform and spy on migrating Canadian geese.
Camden Regional Bike Trail
Looking for a brisk workout as you soak up those cozy fall colors? Pedal the Camden Regional Bike Trail. This lengthy trail wraps around Marshall, but as it follows the Redwood River at Victory Park, you get to see both incredible fall foliage and riverside views. From there, you can continue on to Camden State Park or grab a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants in Marshall, MN.
Camden State Park
Camden State Park is beautiful year-round, but especially during autumn! If you're hoping to witness the full range of Marshall's natural habitats and glorious fall foliage, put this park on your list. Camden State Park is a popular birdwatching spot, so you can scope out the fall foliage as you search for robins, bluebirds, finches, and the elusive peregrine falcon!
The park is also a great place to enjoy a picnic and a game of horseshoes. Swing by the park office to get bird checklists, Kids Discovery Kits, and GPS units for geocaching fun!
Up for a challenge? Hike the Dakota Valley Trail to the lookout point. You'll be rewarded with a stunning view of the red, gold, and orange treetops.
Fall Excursions in Marshall, MN
Coming from out of town? We'd love to meet you! Immerse yourself in autumn's vibrant beauty by staying at one of the hotels in Marshall, MN.
Whether you're here for a daycation, a weekend getaway, or longer, you'll never forget your fall adventure in Marshall! Make sure to tag us in your photos @VisitMarshallMN.