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Take a walk through fall
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Take a leisurely walk on the Bigbee River Trail this coming Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. and delight in the colors of fall. Enjoy the hike alongside Dr. Wally Bigbee, right, and McMinnville Parks and Recreation program coordinator Kyle Clyde. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

In Middle Tennessee, the leaves begin to change around mid-October and that’s the perfect time to get your fall foliage fix.

To help fill that need, McMinnville Parks and Recreation and Dr. Wally Bigbee have organized a Fall Color Walk this coming Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. at Ramsey Park, located at 125 Bernard Drive.

“By the time of the walk, hopefully we’ll have more color along the trail,” said Bigbee, an outdoor enthusiast. “Right now, there’s a little color.”

For just a couple of weeks each year, trees light up with autumn colors when the leaves change and colors reach their peak. The annual spectacle draws visitors onto trails and into parks. 

“We wanted to provide residents with a fall color walk in McMinnville,” said Kyle Clyde, the city’s program coordinator in Parks and Recreation. 

Bigbee River Trail runs alongside Barren Fork River, which will add a calming sound of the river babbling or rippling to the visual enjoyment of the foliage. 

The stroll is from Ramsey Park to Rocket Park and back, which is slightly more than two miles. Participants can turn around at any time. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash.