Oakdale Nature Preserve-Oakdale-Minnesota

Today’s hiking adventure began at Oakdale Nature Preserve.

The crisp fall air is beginning to settle in for the season. Time to bring out the flannels and long sleeves. We started our adventure on the paved trails. 

A lone tree began to change its colors. 

Splashes of color from the still blooming wildflowers lined the trail. A squirrel even posed for a photo. 

The boardwalk allowed us to cross Mud Lake. It provided a calm area for the ducks to relax. 

We even found a Fairy Village! 

While hiking the non paved trails, mushrooms popped out at us. 

Today’s hiking adventure was 4.8 miles.