Here in Southwest Michigan, we are fully ensconced in autumn. The air is crisp, the leaves are showing their vibrant fall hues, the deer are on the move, and the summer bounty has been harvested. It is a stunningly beautiful time of year.
We encourage you to take advantage of these waning days of fall, while the colors are gorgeous and the weather hasn't gotten too cold. If you haven't been to Robinson Woods lately, now is a great time to take a lesiurely hike that meanders through the virgin and second-growth forest. Beech, oak, tulip poplar and sassafras trees in their full autumnal glory await you, as do several colorful kinds of mushrooms sprouting on the forest floor.
And, be sure to check out our new trail markers along the way, featuring QR codes that link you to our new trail guide! If you have a smartphone, you can download a free QR code reader app and scan the codes on the markers to see each entry on your device. If you don't have a smartphone, you can download a hard copy of the trail guide here to bring along. We will soon have laminated copies for your use at the trailhead as well.