BIG WOODS FALL SPLENDOR
It won’t be long now. The City park known as the Wayzata Big Woods will soon be alive with red and gold maples – always a spectacular autumn scene welcoming people as they approach the eastern entrance to our City. It is one of the best times of year to take a walk through the woods.
Newcomers to town sometimes do not realize that the Big Woods is a public park, open to all. The private recovery organization known as The Retreat owns the “donut hole” of land that is surrounded by the City-owned woods, but there are public parking spaces for Big Woods visitors and a path that meanders through the park and up the knoll on the south side. All are welcome to enjoy in all seasons, but especially in the fall.
A conservation easement covers the Wayzata Big Woods to preserve for future generations this remnant of the historic hardwood forest that once covered the land that became Wayzata and 6500 square miles of Minnesota.