If battling the crowds and standing in line is not your idea of a good time, we encourage you to visit the conservancy and #OptOutside this Friday. This is a great time of year to visit the conservancy. Ice is beginning to form on the lake. The wildlife is active and making their own winter preparations. The colors of autumn have mostly faded away, but the golds that remain provide their own beauty. We hope to see you on the trails this weekend!