Fresh. Festive. Fun. My favorite season of all! Fall is a time where we get out our cozy sweaters, fleece and plaid jackets. We embrace the freshness of the air. It's different now. Fall signals change... and bigger changes to come. 

We're no stranger to the effects of weather and after the beautiful summer we've had, the signs of nature's changing color palette bring fresh attention to the seasons. The weather drives a lot of what we do here- industry, activities, even how we eat and drink.

Families begin to plan their weekends of apple picking, tractor rides and corn maze adventures. Bakers thrive in their kitchens baking up feel-good pies, crisps, jams and jellies. Canners have harvested their crops and meticulously chopped, seasoned and pressurized their homegrown goods. Fall is it's own kind of celebration. We celebrate the changing seasons and colors on the trees. We celebrate by warm fires and starlit night skies. We celebrate the land and the food and game of the season.

In this, our first issue of Lake Time Magazine, we celebrate all that fall has to offer. Join us on our Great North tour of some of northern Minnesota's great towns- read about local stores, restaurants, activities and must-see destinations! Take in the brews of northern MN's homegrown breweries and taprooms. Fall in love with the seasons and plan your weekends with our fall-themed features. For the kiddos, read up on some of the most popular children's books that are written and/or illustrated by Minnesotans! Read about music, culture, venues and events. Soak up all that makes northern Minnesota so great! 

Keep yours on hand all season long and watch for Lake Time Magazine to be out and about in your community- at events and on newsstands. All of us at Lake Time Magazine look forward to being a part of the vibrant communities and ever-changing seasons of our favorite place to be!