Where to go: A drive through the park is always a good way to see fall colors at Kathio. Favorite hiking trails include the self-guiding Touch the Earth Nature Trail and the Kathio Landmark Trail. A climb to the top of the 100-foot observation tower offers a spectacular view.
What you'll see: Rain and windy conditions have taken many of the leaves, but some color remails. Red and sugar maples are past peak and many of the oaks have turned brown. Many of the aspens are still showing yellow color, and the tamaracks are really showing their golden needles.
Also of interest: Tamaracks should continue to show color in the Kathio wetlands for another week.Last updated: October 16, 2014
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15066 Kathio State Park Road
Go to mile post marker #221 on US Hwy 169, about 8 miles north of Onamia. Watch for the Kathio Arrowhead sign and take County Road 26 for about a mile, to the park entrance.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
If no one is available, please leave a message and we will return your call.