Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "3 Midwest state parks make for colorful autumn escape" from the Chicago Tribune
Summer's heat soon will switch to crisp autumn days, when Midwest leaf-peepers go on alert, watching for the first change to fall colors. Why not witness the unfolding display in the region's state parks where tax dollars support the visitor's experience?
Three fine parks come to mind, each with unusual features tucked among the trees. You might happen upon a lighthouse, a pioneer village or a golf course. Take in a play from a professional theater troupe, learn some Indian lore or hop on a trolley for a tour. One park has a memorial to an astronaut, complete with a space capsule.
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