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Bright red and orange sugar maple leaves backlit against blue sky

Fall color peaks around mid-October for most of the state. Sugar maple contributes greatly to the show.

jack-o-lantern mushroom

Jack-o-lantern mushrooms form orange clusters at the bases of trees. They are poisonous. Eating the jack-o’-lantern will make you very sick for a few days.

Rainbow trout side view photo with black background

Hatchery brood stock of rainbow trout has been selected to spawn mostly in October and November.

Photo of a beaver on land, chewing on a log

Beaver are active during the day as they gather food and prepare their lodges for winter. This is a good time to see if you can see them swimming around.

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