Fall colors in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Fall is in the air again this week, so it seems like a good time to take a virtual visit to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in north central Minnesota.

The park was filled with color when we visited during the peak of leaf season last fall.

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park has a diverse mix of trees (maple, oak, birch, pine, tamarack, and more), ensuring a broad range of fall color over a long season.

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

hiking trail Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

trees Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

pine trees Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

birch Fall in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

An observation tower in the park provides a perfect perch for viewing the park’s spectacular colors.

Fall at the tower in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall at the tower in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

lookout tower at Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall at the tower in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Fall at the tower in Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Although the park doesn’t include any shoreline on Mille Lacs itself, there are a couple of smaller lakes within the park, as well as access to the Rum River. And you can see Mille Lacs from the lookout tower!

lookout tower at Kathio Mille Lacs State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is located near the southwest end of Lake Mille Lacs in north central Minnesota. The park has 37 miles of hiking trails and 27 miles of horse trails; during the winter there are about 20 miles of trail each for skiing and snowmobiling.

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