The fall colors around the Inn at Wawanissee Point have started changing rapidly since our first frost Sept. 23, 2012. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism estimates colors will peak in the Baraboo Bluffs around the third week of October.
That means our colorful vistas will be beautiful in a month for a weekend fall frolic through the hills Oct. 26–28, 2012. We have three guest rooms open as of today, Sept. 26, 2012.
- Oct. 26–28 is the last weekend opening at the Inn until Nov. 30, 2012!
Call us at 608-355-9899 or click on the Check Availability box at the top of this page to book guest room now!
Oct. 26–28, 2012 is the last weekend of the season to visit:
- H. H. Bennett Studio in Wisconsin Dells
- International Crane Foundation in Baraboo
- Aldo Leopold Center, nine miles north of Baraboo
- Oct. 27: Baraboo Farmers’ Market and Sauk Prairie Farmers’ Market
Last Chance For Apples?
The end of October may be one of your last chances to purchase locally grown apples and cider. The state’s apple crop is down 60 percent from 2011. That combined with the harvest beginning three weeks earlier than typical means orchards may not be open into November as usual. Ski-Hi Fruit Farm seven miles west of the Inn on Ski Hi Road (apples, cider, pies and turnovers) and Licht Orchard (apples), 11 miles west of Baraboo on County Road PF, are open but have limited supplies. The short drive through the bluffs west of Baraboo to Lichts is wonderful.
Turkey Vultures Gathering At Devil’s Lake
If you’re hoping to see the turkey vultures congregating at Devil’s Lake State Park before their migration south, check the blog at www.devilslakewisconsin.com, the Visitor’s Guide To Devil’s Lake State Park, and its Facebook page, for current updates on vulture activity.
Horse-drawn Hay Rides And Corn Maze
Ride the free Merrimac Ferry over the Wisconsin River for a pretty drive to the Treinen Farm in Lodi, Wis., which will be giving hay rides with its horse team 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The corn maze is open Friday through Sunday and stays open late on Fridays and Saturdays to offer the Maze Experience After Dark. Learn more at treinenfarm.com. It’s great fun for all ages!
Fall Color Report
Monitor the fall-color change throughout Wisconsin by viewing a map at the travelwisconsin.com Web site. Click northeast of Madison to see details for the Sauk County area.
Oct. 27: 4th Annual Art Discovery Day at the Aldo Leopold Center, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Annually the center invites local and regional artists to participate in this event to conclude its summer season. Enjoy presentations, demonstrations and interactions with artists that will inspire you to think about your connection to the natural world. Admission is free. Learn more at www.aldoleopold.org.
Oct. 27: Good Neighbor Day at the International Crane Found, Baraboo, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Baraboo Food Pantry and receive free admission. Enjoy a guided tour, hike the nature trails, browse the gift shop and see Bloom!, a prairie year photography exhibit. Learn more at www.savingcranes.org.
Oct. 27: Halloween Mystery Candlelight Hike at Mirror Lake State Park, Lake Delton, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Meet at the picnic beach area for a one-mile, candle-lit hike with clue stations to discover a mystery guest, plus stories and songs around bonfires. Food and beverages will be sold. Call 608-254-2333 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.