With the hot summer winding down (sort of), that means a couple things; snow is coming soon and fall colours are coming sooner! Yes, with the end of summer comes the beauty of fall. Green leaves start to age and turn into vibrant red and yellow dying leaves, until they inevitably die and fall from the tree, only to grow back again in the spring. The temporary end of life ironically brings the most beautiful time of year to southern Manitoba. Continue reading to learn about where you can see gorgeous fall foliage in the Portage la Prairie area.
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Best parks near Portage la Prairie, MB
Local parks are generally the best places for viewing and appreciating the fall colours. Not only can you sit and relax while you enjoy the scenery, but you can also throw a ball, bring your pets (depending on the park, that is), or play with your kids. What better way to spend a cool Saturday than by enjoying quality family time at the park?
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Even as a smaller town, Portage la Prairie is home to a large selection of beautiful local parks. Island Park and Crescent Lake is a gorgeous setting any time of year, but especially so in the months of September, October, and November. The trees combined with the crystal-clear water make for a spectacular site to kick back and relax on a bench or a blanket.
Other wonderful parks in the area include Republic of Manitobah Park, Portage Spillway Provincial Park, and Prosvita Park. Each of these areas has its own unique features, but they all share one thing: beautiful foliage. So plan a day in the park! The fall colours won’t last forever, and the frigid winter is right around the corner. Get out to your local parks while you can!
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