This weekend is supposed to be a nice fall weekend. Colors are not prime, but there are some very pretty views.
Many of the colors are muted, and some trees are bare, due to the lack of rain in August. Some of the hardier trees and shrubs are responding to the rain and cold temps and are beginning to turn to produce some very nice color.
If you are going to spend the weekend in search of colors, there are lots of options.
Indiana Dunes State Park (link) is reporting peak colors this weekend, so north bound is your best bet. State Rd. 43/ US 421 north to US 30 west and IN49 north has patches of scenic views. At just over 2 hours, this is an easy day trip.
Take your bike and check out some of the bike trails in LaPorte, Lake and Porter Counties (link).
Tippecanoe River St. Park is on the upper Tippe and features heavily wooded acreage. It's about an hour and a half from Lafayette (link).
Closer to home, Carroll County has mapped out scenic trails suitable for bike or car (link). The blue route goes along the Wabash River. It offers a choice between continuing in to Logansport past France Park (link) or turning back into Carroll County before reaching Logansport. Continuing in to Logansport offers some views of rock outcroppings and the Wabash River.
The yellow and red routes are around the Wildcat Creek Valley.
The hiking/cycling trails at Delphi have some great views of the Wabash, the Wabash Erie Canal and Deer Creek and the beautiful fall colors. This weekend Delphi will also have its Harvest Festival. See separate article (link).
Around town, the Wabash River Valley roads, Wildcat Creek Valley roads and Happy Hollow are not peak color yet, but do have some nice views.
Parke County is winding down the Covered Bridge Festival (link) and colors are reported to be about the same as Tippecanoe County.
The Brown County Leaf Cam is showing a lot of green with a bit of color here and there (link) so you might want to plan a Brown County (link) run for later in the month.
Planning on taking a lot of pictures of the fall colors? Check out Camera Outfitters (link) in Market Square. Former Berry’s Camera employees are carrying on the Berry’s tradition in this new shop.