Newsletter from the President
October brings the changing of the seasons to peak with Fall color. It appears it's going to be a start, stop, start again type progression to peak Fall colors in Michigan. In early September the rapid start of changing leaf color made me think the peak would be a week earlier than normal. The record heat did seem to stop the leaf color change. Now we have some chilly mornings and much warmer air in the first few days of October but a cool down is guaranteed. Fall harvest festivals are well underway and a stop at your local cider mill should be on the agenda for a nice ride in the country.
It is also a busy time of year for the outdoor enthusiast. Everything from the snowmobile and cross country ski clubs brushing and grooming trails, to corn mazes, apple orchards, and last weeks of camping. Fishing is Northeastern Michigan is ramping up with steelhead and brown trout approaching the river mouths. Walleye and pike on the inland lakes start moving to deeper water as they begin their feeding frenzy to get ready for Winter. October also marks the beginning of Fall archery season for deer. As the hunters begin to penetrate the wooded areas, drivers should use caution when driving during dusk and dawn hours as the deer become more active and the mating season nears.
Mother Nature also gives us the unique opportunity to watch the Fall color change as we venture out to the walking trails for an afternoon hike, geo caching or bird watching. Fall golf is always rewarding with the peaceful breeze and beautiful backdrops that our local courses offer. Riding the trail system on your favorite side by side, ATV, or motorcycle becomes a great adventure while going over hills and through valleys to your preferred destinations.
So take the time, make the trip, and enjoy all we have to offer. West Branch is the idea place to create new memories with friends and family.
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