She Loves: Fall in the Northwoods
It’s no secret that we love up north any time of year. Summer and winter offer endless excitement and recreation and spring gives us a breath of fresh air after the long cold months. Fall, however, might be our favorite. After many years of exploring different corners of the Midwest in every season, here are the 3 Cs of why fall takes the cake as the absolute best of the northern Midwest:
1. The colors
Is there anything better than the fall colors at the peak of the season? Much like the night sky, the fall colors look just a little bigger, brighter, and more humbling in the heart of the Northwoods. Accompanied by a chill in the air, that wonderfully woodsy, camp-firey, classically fall scent, and the ability to wander through the woods without sweating through your shirt, taking in the impressive colors brings a serenity we have yet to find elsewhere. As an added bonus, the colors up north seem to pop just a touch earlier than the rest of the state. So, if you’re impatient like us, head north starting in early September for the first peeks of color.
2. The calm
Fall in the Northwoods is the perfect reprieve after a busy summer. With all the water recreation and beautiful weather, summer up north can be a little chaotic. As part of a family that owns a hospitality business up north, Charlotte can attest that June through August is basically survival mode. Of course, that busyness is great for small Northwoods economy, but the slow down that comes with September is a breath of fresh air. It’s a time to get back to basics and remember why we love it there. Part of the reason we’re drawn to this type of environment is because of the quiet and serenity it provides. The peace can be difficult to find amongst the crowds and traffic of the summer, but fall gives us the connection we crave.
3. The coziness
You can’t even say the word “cozy” without us conjuring images of fluffy sweaters, camp fires, good books, buffalo plaid, and hot cocoa. For us, fall is the thread that joins all of these elements together. Add in boat rides under warm blankets, leisurely strolls through the woods and enjoying an evening under the stars without the bugs, and we couldn’t ask for anything better.
Summer is a magical time of year, and we’ve had a great one filled with adventures. We’re sad to see it go, but knowing we have a relaxing fall to look forward to makes it just a bit easier to move on. Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to learn what doNorth is working on coming this fall!
Yours in Adventure,