Fall colors

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Major League Baseball's World Series is referred to as the Fall Classic, and it would be wonderful to see the Cardinals back in the series. But there's something else this time of year that is classic -- classically beautiful.

Leaves are turning brilliant colors, and combined with gorgeous sunshine and pleasant temperatures now is the time to enjoy some time outside.

Southeast Missourian reporter Keith Lewis wrote a story for the Sept. 27 edition of the paper. The story, which also can be found online at semissourian.com, highlighted several places in the area worth visiting. You can read more about each, but here's a listing:

* White Oak Trace, near the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center at 2289 County Park Drive.

* Castor River Shut-Ins, east of Fredericktown, Mo., on County Road 208.

* Mill Stream Gardens Conservation Area, west of Fredericktown on Highway 72.

* Trail of Tears State Park, located at 429 Moccasin Springs Road in Jackson.

* Knob Lick Towersite, 10 miles south of Farmington on Highway 67; west on Canterberry County Road for a quarter of a mile; northwest on Knob Lick Tower Road.

* Shawnee National Forest.

Southeast Missourian webmaster James Baughn also has listed several place in Cape Girardeau worth visiting. Read his Pavement Ends blog at semissourian.com/blogs and enjoy the photos.

Yes, October is a big sports month. While many will spend time watching games, take time to enjoy creation and the captivating views.

Consider submitting photos at semissourian.com. Your pictures may appear in our Sunday Good Times section.

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