My honey had talked about Hiawatha, Kansas for years because of their maple trees in autumn. We finally made time to visit during the peak leaf season a few weeks ago. In fact as you enter, the town sign says, "Welcome to Hiawatha, the city of the beautiful maples." Did you notice how the maples above form a natural gradient palette? This little paradise, population 3,000, is filled with historic homes just beginning the renovation process. Here are some photos I hope you enjoy. The town was named after the poem by Longfellow and the name means "I am looking far away." Though the trees are barren now, I thought you might like to see what it looked like in all its glory.