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Autumn shows off nature's finest colors throughout Kandiyohi County

The arrival of the fall season brings rich reds, yellows and oranges to the Kandiyohi County landscape.

Morning light shines on changing leaves Tuesday along State Highway 9 near New London. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

Autumn has officially arrived in west central Minnesota. The landscape that was once filled with flowers and vibrant hues of green is now full of deep reds, oranges and yellows.

Spending time outside has become especially important for many during the pandemic. This change of season calls for a jacket, some hot cider and enjoying the beautiful outdoors before winter arrives.

According to the Fall Color Finder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Sibley State Park located near New London is fast approaching peak colors. In addition to Sibley, there are many trails, parks and lakes throughout the area — such as the Glacial Lakes State Trail and Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center — to enjoy the changing colors.

So, before it's too late, get outside and enjoy nature's finest hour throughout the county.


Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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