Celebrating the long Labor Day weekend, we explored a nearby state park that we haven’t been to yet. We visited Myre-Big Island State Park in Albert Lea, which has a rather big yet shallow lake.
After getting several trail recommendations from the park ranger, we chose to do the 4.7-mile Pelican and Esker Trails for 2.5 hours. Although the day was sunny, it was pretty chilly when we started our hike with the temperature at high 50s. We regretted not bringing our light jackets, but thankfully, the temperature warmed up to 70s at the end of our hike. At this time of year, there were lots of wildflowers (mostly goldenrods) in the state park. It was truly a sight to behold. After the hike, we surveyed the campground areas before having a late lunch in Albert Lea.