I'm afraid that the BEST show of Fall colors in Minot may be past already, or at least near it's end by now, but I'm sure can still find some remnants if you "get on it" right away. The shot below was taken at the Game and Fish pond a couple of weeks ago in the middle of The ND State Fairgrounds. It's a small spot but if you get out of your car and walk around you will be sure to enjoy it.
This next shot was taken a month ago in the center of Oak Park. The bridge in the center of the picture is the bridge that leads to the Girl Scout Camp in the very center of Oak Park.
Through out Minot ND are several "dead loops" which were once part of The Mouse River. They were part of a huge flood control project in the 70's where the Corp of Engineers "straightened" out the river so it would flow through the town instead of flooding it (That didn't help in 2011 when we lost half the town to a monster flood.)
My best advice for getting out to enjoy the fall foliage in Minot is to hit the parks. Woodland Trail is located on the Western edge of the City and is only accessible by foot (there is a parking lot at the entrance). The river runs by it and there is a dead loop through out the park so you are bound to see a scene worthy of clicking your camera more than once.
Several of the parks are worthy of a photo walk even in the dead of winter with lots of snow. I'll post some of those soon... all to soon to be sure.
A special thanks to Kathy Streib for encouraging me to write this by offering a October Challenge- Help Us FALL In Love With Your Area!. Check out the other posts joining in the challenge HERE.