Weather cooling down but remaining dry. Driest it has been all summer/fall. Cold mornings this week leaving a coating of frost Wednesday and Friday mornings. Friday morning coldest it has been this season at 30 degrees. Leaves coming down big time early October after the peak of fall color the end of September. The woods look more like the end of October as we definitely seem to be ahead of schedule, similar to this Spring when leaves came out early. We have been mowing on the ski trails and clearing deadfall and also making great progress on the new singletrack by twin lakes ski trails. The trail is now complete and open for riding. The ski trails are looking great and ready for snow! We have been blowing leaves off the ski trails, preparing them for the early snows and also off the bike course. The bike course is in great shape now the leaves have been cleared and course is dry and fast. Should be a great weekend of Fall riding.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running throughout the fall until the snow flies. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails. The mtb course starts near the Great Northern Cabin and is marked for beginners to advanced riders. Follow the white signs with black arrows. The singletrack sections are labeled easier or more difficult/advanced. The advanced loop is around 7.4 miles, taking 40 min to 1.5 hrs to complete. We also have a new mountain bike trail near twin lakes. Follow the twin lakes ski trail and look for the mountain bike trail signs. The trail is about 3 miles and takes 20-30 minutes to complete. Please park in the parking lot by the first freight house as you enter the Maplelag property. The other mowed ski trails are open for riding as well. Enjoy!