With beautiful golds, rustic reds and burgundy, orange and shades of brown, discover the best places to view autumn color in South East Wisconsin.
Where to View the Best Autumn Color in South East Wisconsin
Starting at about mid August and running to the end of October, or so, is the season of autumn color. It’s a magical show that causes one to gasp in utter beauty at the rich jeweled tones of nature.
I’m one of those people who love to sit and stare at my wood’s changing color. At first, there’s the ash’s vibrant yellow, found in the top most branches, and then the luscious colors start cascading down until the entire area is filled with a rainbow of hues that seem to want to out do the other.
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Along with the color is the changing of sunrise and sunset. In the early morning hours, I find there’s sometimes a light fog that sweeps across our lawn like a spectre, hovers a bit, and then clears away with the sun’s light.
What’s left is dew-dropped lawn that feels cold to the touch. No longer can I walk in the grass as I did during the long summer months. Now I have to don shoes to keep my feet warm and dry.
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Luckily, the drops aren’t frost, for that in itself is another sign that winter isn’t far off. So I must count my blessings for today.
One of my favorite viewing spots for autumn color is Holy Hill, located in Hubertus, Wisconsin. Not only is it a holy shrine for traveling pilgrims, it also offers one of the area’s best landings for viewing 360 degrees of the Kettle Moraine and Lake Country area.
Visit: Holy Hill
You can easily see why I love to shoot photos here. It’s a bird’s eye view of the changing of seasons.
There in the hush of the moment, I can hear the rustling from the trees below. I might even see a flock or two of geese flying over.
But what I love to do is mentally soak in is the calico horizon and the way the colors pop, one more beautiful than the next. That way, when winter comes, I’ll remember the warmth these colors bring and look forward the vibrant green to greet me in spring.
That’s the way, here in Wisconsin–ever changing–ever colorful–never boring. And, it’s just a short ride to viewing some of the most spectacular colors the Midwest has to offer. ~DLM
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