How to Make the Most of Fall Colors in Columbia
Okay, it means a lot more raking, but we’re choosing to focus on the beautiful fall colors we’re expected to see in Columbia over the next couple weeks. We think you should too 😉.
According to fall foliage forecasts (say that three times fast), most of the state should be near peak the week of October 19 and at peak the week of October 26.
This is one of the best times of year to remember and appreciate how much beautiful space we have in our area, and Columbia Association Environmental Program Manager Danielle Tyeryar has some favorite walks to take in the crisp autumn air.
Danielle’s Favorite Fall Walks
- Lake Elkhorn (2 miles)
- Lake Kittamaqundi (1.4 miles)
- Wilde Lake (1.3 miles)
- Locust Park Pool to Jackson Pond (2.3 miles)
- Dorsey Run Watershed / Kendall Ridge loop (2.3 miles)
- River Hill loop (2.1 miles, starting at Columbia Gym)
- Kings Contrivance/Amherst House loop (1.6 miles, starting at Amherst House)
You can also make these treks a biology lesson, explaining why leaves turn color in the first place. Our resident environmental wiz Danielle suggests experiments like this one to dive into the science of leaf color change.
Danielle also put together a simple nature scavenger hunt that taps into the colors of this season. Check it out 👇👇👇
Have fun exploring!
For more tips, check out the CA Parents’ Corner blog.
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