Trail Report

Spectacular fall weather in place with beautiful colors. We are hitting the peak on many maples this week. Although many maples will reach their peak around the buildings, the woods and other tree species will provide color into early October.

Recent rainfall has really brought the forest to life with lots of wild mushrooms and fungi appearing on the forest floor adding even more vibrance to the forest.

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.

The 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!

Golden hour color on Sukkerbusk ski trail, September 23rd, 2021.
Trail head, September 23rd, 2021.
Tamarack trees in the slough surrounded by fall color, September 23rd, 2021. Along with the poplar trees standing tall, will change in October.
Mother North Star ski trail, September 23rd, 2021.
Switchyard scene September 22nd, 2021.
Golden hour near the basketball court, September 22nd, 2021.
Another incredible September evening, September 21st, 2021.
View from lodge dining room over lake, September 21st, 2021.
Switchyard scene, September 21st, 2021.
Maplelag driveway, September 21st, 2021.
Bullhead Bootleg mountain bike trail, September 21st, 2021.
Fantastic fall color around the cabooses, September 21st, 2021.
Fall color scene around the orange cabooose, September 19th, 2021.
Fall grooming on Mother North Star trail, September 19th, 2021. Thanks Swanston Equipment of Fargo for the demo over the weekend!
Switchyard color, September 19th, 2021.
Golden hour color near the Brant cabin at Maplelag, September 19th, 2021.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, September 19th, 2021.
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.