Take a Color Spin on the Way to Halloween Activities This Weekend | heraldry

ANGOLA – With temperatures between 50 and 50 degrees forecast for this weekend and plenty of opportunities to go out with all the Halloween and fall themed festivities planned for County Steuben, now is the time ideal for going on a colorful tour.

An online fall foliage prediction map indicates that fall colors are best from mid-October to late October, peaking on Monday, November 1. Tree branches will soon be bare as the predictive map further shows that most of northern Indiana may have passed the peak by next week.

With the hilly terrain and the ever-abundant curvature of the roads, it’s not hard to spot the vibrant greens, reds, yellows, and oranges that make Indiana’s fall foliage so stunning.

For those looking for total fall immersion, the 1,260 acres of Pokagon State Park are a great place to start. Crunching through the fallen leaves along 11 miles of hiking trails, one will see deciduous forests, swamps and hills.

The Department of Natural Resources says, “The trails range from easy to rough. Trail 3 is a moderate 3.5 mile hike that takes you through Potawatomi Nature Reserve and up to Hell’s Point, the highest point in the park. Here you will climb 84 wooden steps to the belvedere which will offer you a breathtaking view of the park. The adjacent Trine State Recreation Area is home to the beautiful 23-acre Gentian Lake. A short trail runs along the shores of the lake, taking you into a unique fen marsh environment. Fishing is permitted from the pier or boats can be hired from the visitor center.

Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, located at 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, is another Steuben County treasure and a prime fall spot. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sunday, tours will take visitors through the bison herd, over 400 acres of land surrounded by many fall-colored treetops.

Whether you drive, bike, run or walk, Steuben County offers over 300 square miles of fall color, so grab a map from the Steuben County Tourism Board, 430 N. Wayne St., Angola, and plan your weekend.

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