The BEST Place to See Fall Colors in Minot

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

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.

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WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (16)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Bob - I would imagine that the leaves would be mostly gone now in ND.  I have to say that the last two pictures look like paintings.

Oct 27, 2021 11:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

You do a wonderful job with your camera.  I felt like I was there.  The corps of engineers poured concrete over the LA river in the 1900's.  This cause underground rivers and contributed to the drought.  Now they are digging out the concrete so that the water does have a place to flow and create water.  A

Oct 27, 2021 12:26 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ron and Alexandra Seigel one thing I've learned about the Corp is that they are very secretive and seemingly unaccountable for their actions. I've got more to say but I'm not going to here and now. 🙄

Oct 27, 2021 12:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Grant Schneider . Neither of those pictures are docktered in any way. I love digital photography because you can take 50 pictures of one thing and not have to pay for film that show your mistakes. 😄

Oct 27, 2021 12:57 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It might be tight to see the fall colors yet this year but at the very least some nice spots  for a quiet walk.

Oct 27, 2021 01:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bob- There's so much to see when you get out and hit your local parks!!!  And, thank you for participating. 

Oct 27, 2021 06:33 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ed Silva every once in a while we go straight from summer to winter. The worst I remember was September of 2006 we had a huge blizzard that damaged the trees because they had all their green leaves on yet. Of course that took down power lines all over the State as well. That snow stayed on the ground until the next spring.

Oct 27, 2021 06:59 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hey Kathy Streib thanks for reminding me to comment on your post. I wrote it for that purpose and then forgot 😂.

Oct 27, 2021 07:06 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks similar to the color changes I see in my area since it doesn't really get very cold.  If I head up north a little bit though, I see vibrant colors as I would see in other cold-weather states.

Oct 28, 2021 05:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yellow is by far the dominante color for our changing leaves in Minot Brian England but more and more people are planting maple trees so we are starting to see more red then in the past. We have a grape vine in our yard that also turns a nice shade of red.

Oct 28, 2021 05:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... very pretty pictures. Fall colors are coming to Charlotte very, very, very slowly this year. :(

Oct 28, 2021 07:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you for appreciating my pics Nina Hollander, Broker . Fortunately we have had a long Fall season this year. Winter comes to fast and stays to long here in North Dakota.

Oct 28, 2021 07:15 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Our leaves here in Sacramento began to change color this week.  We seem to lag behind Minot and some other parts of the country.

Oct 30, 2021 02:19 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

East coast foliage is a couple of week behind on the normal peak week due to our mild weather.

Oct 30, 2021 07:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

At this point there are very few leaves left in the Minot area Myrl Jeffcoat and I believe that tonight we will in the mid 20's so that ought to do it. 

Oct 31, 2021 03:45 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I like mild weather Buzz Mackintosh . We are just starting to get into frost weather so I better find that windshield scraper tonight 😉.

Oct 31, 2021 03:46 PM