Khun Fall

In fall, the campus bursts with a mosaic of oranges, reds and yellows. Ceresco Prairie, 130  acres of native prairie, oak savanna and wetland habitat, and the 30 acres of South Woods include 3.5 miles of public trails and nearly two miles of mountain bike trails. On campus, there are bonfires at the pit near the Ceresco Prairie, and fireworks are set off at the end of Homecoming day. Nearby farms offer fun harvest venues such as corn mazes, and at Wyers Woods there are spooky happenings afoot close to Halloween.

Trails for hiking, biking

  • Ceresco Prairie Conservancy (Ripon College)
  • Northwestern Trail 3.5 miles (Ripon)
  • South Woods (Ripon)
  • Mitchell Glen (Green Lake)
  • Mascoutin Valley Trail (Ripon/Berlin)
  • Riggs County Park (Ripon)
  • Kiwanis Trail (Ripon)
  • Daycholah Lookout (Green Lake)
  • Dawson Prairie (Green Lake)
  • Hammer’s Trail (Green Lake)
  • Winnebago Trail Reserve (Green Lake)
  • Snake Creek Wetlands Trail (Green Lake)
  • Zobel Park (Green Lake)
  • Loop the Lake (Green Lake)

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards, corn mazes and haunted houses 

  • Beechwood Corn Maze (Ripon)
  • Wyer’s Woods Spook Tour (Ripon)
  • Prellwitz Produce (Ripon)
  • The Little Farmer Orchard and Farm Market (Fond du Lac)
  • Meuer Farm (Fond du Lac)
  • Becker’s Apple Orchard (Green Lake)