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Published September 20 2012

Some organized ways to view fall colors

This weekend and next weekend offer a number of opportunities to get out and enjoy the fall foliage.

Some organized excursions are outlined below:

From 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday there will be a fall color/Fire Tower hike at Itasca State Park near Park Rapids, Minn.

Participants will meet outside the Forest Inn, across from Douglas Lodge.

Entrance to the park is 21 miles north of Park Rapids on U.S. Highway 71.

On Sept. 29, Itasca State Park will hold its 25th Annual Ozawindib Walk, with registration starting at 1 p.m. and the walk starting at 1:30 p.m.

Participants will meet at the Forest Inn.

From Sept. 29-30 and again from Oct. 6-7, the Friends of Maplewood State Park will be giving wagon rides to view the fall colors.

In addition, starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 29, there will be a guided family hike to Hallaway Hill in Maplewood State Park, seven miles east of Pelican Rapids, Minn., on Highway 108.

For more information, call Itasca State Park at (218) 699-7251, or Maplewood State Park at (218) 863-8383.

From 2-5 p.m. on Sept. 29, there will be a family trail ride at Red Willow Bible Camp near Binford, N.D.

Participants are encouraged to bring their horses and saddle up for an afternoon of exploring the springs and hills near Red Willow Lake. The ride will conclude with a cowboy supper and campfire.

The cost is $10 per person or $40 per family.

Preregistration is required. To register, call (701) 676-2681.

For more information, visit: www.redwillowbiblecamp.org.