We all know how cold winter can get in Wisconsin, but fall is mild and beautiful. At Createscape, our business is creating beautiful landscapes to put the “great” in the “great outdoors.” We celebrate all the incredible outdoor beauty that our state offers every season. So, let’s enjoy autumn in Wisconsin before the cold weather sets in! From appreciating the fall foliage to participating in the harvest events, there’s plenty to do here in Wisconsin this time of year.
The arrival of fall is easily seen as our forests turn from green into a kaleidoscope of yellows, oranges, and reds. Take a visit to one of our many lakes, waterfalls, and rivers to fully enjoy the views during this colorful season. A road trip to the Marinette County Waterfall Tour just north of Green Bay is one of the top attractions during September and October. The tour showcases 15 waterfalls with both short and long hikes in serene and natural settings. The self-guided waterfalls tour provides a fun, family-friendly way to get back to nature. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a leisurely lunch alongside your favorite falls!
If you are an active hiker, you may enjoy one of Wisconsin’s thousands of trails. A top choice is the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park on the shore of Lake Michigan, just south of Milwaukee. If you prefer to sit and relax, how about a train ride to see the autumn colors? Railroad lines around Wisconsin have scenic tours and themed rides that the adults and kids will never forget.
But the colors of the leaves are not the only things that draw us outdoors. Fall brings us dozens of harvest festivals across the state, with parades, music, and celebrations. With October comes fall festivals, Oktoberfest-style festivals, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and cranberry festivals. Check your local area to see what’s available nearby. We’re sure you’ll find a local fall celebration of some kind with live music, arts and crafts, lots of fun activities, and locally produced food and drink.
Many farms and orchards offer apple picking with additional fun activities. After you pick your own fresh apples right off the tree, stay to enjoy hayrides, cider tastings, corn mazes, and apple-filled treats. Have you ever toured a cranberry bog? Now is your chance! Cranberry season is in autumn Wisconsin, the country’s largest producer of these sweet, tart berries. This year’s harvest is on full display in bogs throughout Central Wisconsin’s cranberry country. Cranfest, held the last week of September in Warrens, features hundreds of vendors selling arts and crafts, antiques, farm goods, and food.
The fall is also harvest time for many other vegetables. If you have a home garden, you probably planted a variety of veggies back in the spring and summer, and they are ready for harvest! If you are looking for fresh local fall produce at your farmer’s market, here’s what you can find from Wisconsin this season: beans, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, kale, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, spinach, squash, and tomatoes.
The fall season is also the time to prepare your lawn and landscape for the winter. Createscape Landscaping Services is experienced at winterizing lawns, trees, shrubs, and even lakes and ponds. Createscape is an award-winning landscape design contractor serving the entire Southeastern Wisconsin area. Whether your landscape needs are residential or commercial, we can help bring your vision to life. Reach out to us at (262) 662-0201 or online at createscapelandscaping.com to discuss how we can help your landscape embrace autumn in Wisconsin. Let us take care of everything for you, so you can enjoy the fall and all that Wisconsin has to offer during this season.