We started our mid-October camping tradition back when my kids were in elementary school. In Minnesota the Minnesota Teachers Association has meetings in October and the kids get a Thursday and Friday off, which makes for an awesome fall camping trip! This year, only 2 of my kids and 3 of my grandkids were able to make it, plus one unofficially adopted son. This site is at Totogatic County Park near Minong, Wisconsin.
The mornings were beautiful! This was the view that I walked out of the camper door to see when I took Max (our beagle) for his morning constitutional. The steam from the lake and the still water with the reflection of the colored leaves was so gorgeous. I would have just sat and enjoyed it but it was a bit too frosty for sitting. It got down in the 20’s each night but we stayed nice and warm in the camper. It was in the high 40’s during the day so we bundled up for our rides.
We took a trip to Hayward to the Fishing Museum. Wow, do they have stuff! I’m not a fisherman but it was fun to see all the lures, trophy fish mounts, and old motors. My dad and grandpa were fishermen and all the antiques brought back memories. The kids enjoyed all the bigger than life fish statutes.
Wyatt got eaten by one of the playground fishes with a bit of help (for the fish) from uncle Ethan.
We spent lots of time on the trails. It’s so nice that 4 wheelers can drive on the roads here to connect the trails. I’m glad that I wasn’t leading though, we would have been totally lost and never made it back to the campground.
On Saturday, our destination was a fun bar and grill called The Still. Their Halloween decorations made it extra fun and the food was great.