Beautiful September weather in place. Recent rainfall has really brought the forest to life and signs of fall are appearing more and more each day. More trees are starting to change color providing beautiful autumn scenes. Lot of wild mushrooms and fungi appearing on the forest floor adding even more vibrance to the forest floor.
We are focused on having the ski trails in tip top shape going into the winter. We will be on the trails daily, weather permitting, with final mowing and clearing leaves etc. throughout the fall right up until the frost sets in and snow flies.
mountain bike trails are open for riding. We will continue maintaining the trails, and will be open, weather permitting, until November 1st. The Maplelag trails are closed to horse travel and motorized vehicles.
Maplelag is enrolled in the fee based MN DNR Woodland Stewardship Program as part of conservation efforts and forest management.
Please consider donating to our Maplelag Conservation Legacy program to help offset these increased costs. Thank you!
Maple trees around Red Caboose slowly adding color each day, September 18th, 2021.
Fall scene over Kohlepp slough, September 18th, 2021.
Fall color on the Maplelag driveway, September 17th, 2021.
Start of Sukkerbusk ski trail, September 17th, 2021.
One of the best times of the year to be on the trails! September 17th, 2021.
Early fall color surrounding the red caboose, September 14th, 2021. The maple trees are doing great around Maplelag and a spectacular fall color season is on tap!
Maplelag driveway, September 14th, 2021.
More mushrooms appearing almost daily adding to the vibrance of the forest, September 14th, 2021.
Mountain bike trail surrounded by early fall color, September 14th, 2021.
Fall color along Kohlepp slough near Mother North Star trail, September 10th, 2021.
First maple leaves changing color, September 10th, 2021.
Touch of fall color at intersection of JibFly and Sukkerbusk ski trails, September 9th, 2021.
Early fall grooming on Twin Lakes ski trail, September 9th, 2021.
Just a few signs of fall color around the cabooses so far, September 9th, 2021.
Early touches of fall color along the Maplelag driveway, September 7th, 2021.
More interesting mushrooms popping out yesterday thanks to recent rainfall, September 3rd, 2021.
Beautiful afternoon walking on the JibFly ski trail, August 29th, 2021.
Recent rain bringing late season blooms to life, August 29th, 2021.
More mushrooms popping up on the forest floor thanks to recent rain, August 27th, 2021.
A few leaves changing color, August 25th, 2021. Typical this time of year and overall the trees are looking great despite the drier conditions. We anticipate another beautiful fall with our peak usually occurring the third week of September.
Ski trail segment on the Laddies Loppet mountain bike course, August 25th, 2021.
Recent rain making for great riding conditions and dirt work as we complete final tuning on the mountain bike course for Laddies Loppet mountain bike weekend, August 25th, 2021.
Champlain Park CC team at Maplelag this week for running camp, August 24th, 2021.
Warming up for the run! August 23rd, 2021.
Woodpecker action on dead maple, August 23rd, 2021.
Recent rain bringing the colorful moss, lichens and mushrooms to life, August 23rd, 2021.
Spider web along the bike singletrack, August 12th, 2021.
Another summer grooming on Suicide Hill, August 12th, 2021.