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It’s hard to believe, but we made our way through another month and another season.

Fall in Central Wisconsin

Photo Credit to Walter Brimmer

We may only be a week in, but the crispness in the air tells us that autumn is definitely here.

This weekend, our Council of Governors will be having their second annual meeting and the 1st Vice Governors will be attending a training session, but what are you doing? If you love the changing fall colors, you may want to get out and explore!

According to Travel Wisconsin’s Fall Color Report, Portage County is only 35 percent into peak color; however, Northern counties such as Sawyer, Price and Oneida are already reaching their peak. If you’ve been longing for a road trip, this may be the opportunity.

Lions Pride researched Travel Wisconsin, and found they put together a guide for 11 scenic drives to take advantage of when the leaves are turning. One drive is actually not far for many of us; did you know that three of the state’s highest points are right here in Central Wisconsin? Ride along the Hilltop Tour to take in the color from a different angle. Climb up the 60-foot observation tower in Rib Mountain; hike up Timm’s Hill (the highest point in the state) and overlook the colorful hillside at The Highground near Neillsville.

If you don’t consider yourself to be a follower, you can always come up with a fall foliage trip of your own. With all of the scenic highways and rustic roads in Wisconsin, finding an appealing path shouldn’t be a big challenge.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in our state. Be sure to take a step back and take it all in when it’s here. And don’t worry about our Lions Leadership Team – they won’t be working all weekend so there will still be plenty of time for them to relish the fall colors, too.

From all of us here at Lions Pride, enjoy your fall weekend!