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Autumn in Marshall County

Autumn in Marshall County



For many generations, we've celebrated the magic that autumn brings to fields and trees. Of course, we know it's not magic—it's the result of a heap of work in the spring. Nonetheless, this change of season has a special feel to it. It's a time for community. For sharing.

Seems that community spirit is alive and well at the Potawatomi Wildlife Park. Although fishing is not normally permitted in the park's 300-plus acres of ponds and marshlands, for one day a year families are welcome to cast their lines in the Family Fishing Derby. Prizes are awarded for the largest fish in a variety of categories.

Another way community takes center stage in the autumn is through the Annual Heartland Artists Regional Art Exhibit. Open to local artists in all media, the show is juried and awards over $3000 in prize money to winners. It's a great way to see the work of up-and-coming Marshall County artists and maybe add a few new items to your wish list.

Of course, in the autumn, nature is a pretty spectacular artist herself. And the best way to enjoy the season's colors are with a bike ride. Three different marked bike routes will take you through the towns of Culver and Plymouth and around the second largest and most beautiful lake in the state, Lake Maxinkuckee. You'll ride under canopies of changing maple trees as you pedal along the easy-to-follow routes.

The ghosts and ghouls of Halloween just seem to return every autumn, especially to the Haunted Grounds at the Conservation Club House. Every year the Park Department hosts a fun evening for children and parents that includes community-crafted Halloween vignettes, candy, games and lots of pumpkins. The night is usually a howling success and a great chance for the community to work together.

In autumn, more than any time of year, we crave a homey atmosphere. And that's just what the Bremen community delivers with Homespun Holidays. The whole town comes out in support of our local retail merchants and shops as they get a head start on their holiday shopping.