As nature gets ready for its next season, foliage along the Mouse River in Minot is turning to the colors of fall. Some trees have lost most of their leaves but many leaves remain on others.
The Mouse River, also known by its French derivation Souris River, rises in the Yellow Grass Marshes north of Weyburn in Saskatchewan. It winds its way downward through North Dakota and the City of Minot, then to the east before it goes back north into Manitoba.
Fall foliage observers can get a good view of the Mouse's fall foliage along the Mouse River walking on the paths in various areas and also driving.
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The Mouse River is calm on this Sunday afternoon Oct. 3. This photo is looking west toward the Broadway viaduct.
The river travels through two main parks in the city, Oak and Roosevelt. There are a number of bridges crossing the river in various areas of the city where observes can get a good overview of the colors of fall.
Other great places for fall foliage include the International Peace Garden on the North Dakota/Manitoba border, Lake Metigoshe north of Bottineau, Devils Lake, Cross Ranch State Park located 12 miles southeast of Hensler, Washburn and Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit south of Watford City and South Unit at Medora.
For more about places in North Dakota's fall foliage, visit the North Dakota Tourism Web site at (www.tourism.com) and click on Fall Foliage. But you'll have to visit the areas soon because the Tourism department reports many of the leaves are falling fast.