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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

What's your favorite spot for fall colors?

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Greg Peck
October 3, 2013
If you're like me, you appreciate the rich, scenic tapestry of fall colors. You enjoy the autumnal kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, yellows and browns that we can savor for two or three weeks after summer slips away and before another winter slams us with cold and snow and ice and wind.

Today's Gazette kicks section features a story dubbed "15 faces of fall," by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Chelsey Lewis. It suggests “different ways to savor the season's beautiful colors in Wisconsin.”

It's worth noting that Rock County's eastern neighbor, Walworth County, gets three of the entries. These are taking a Lake Geneva Canopy Tour that involves ziplining, enjoying a narrated boat tour through Lake Geneva Cruise Lines and going hang gliding out of Gutzmer's Twin Oaks Airport in Whitewater.

Other options include everything from riding the Original Wisconsin Ducks at the Dells to paddling a kayak through Horicon Marsh.

Many of the spots suggested I'm sure you've heard of if not visited: the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Baraboo Hills, Devil's Lake State Park and the winding Kickapoo River. Other activities include canoeing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and riding a vintage railroad car.

My wife and I plan to spend some time enjoying fall colors in the coming days.

What's your favorite way to enjoy fall colors in Wisconsin? What have you done that you could suggest for readers? If you've taken an autumn vacation, which is your favorite state for viewing fall colors?

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

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