Fall into Ontario’s Highlands
The end of summer is near as we make the push to get enough wood ready for the upcoming winter, put away our summer clothes and take out our winter gear. I’ve never been able to admit having a favourite season until this year. As much as I love kayaking in the summer and ice climbing in the winter there is something about the crisp cool air that fall brings. Fall is my favourite season and I want to show you why.
Ontario Highland’s has got to be one of the prettiest places in Canada to view the colours of fall (in my opinion). Red, yellow and oranges flood the trails and back roads. The sight of the colours, the smell of the fresh fall air, and the sound of crunching leaves makes fall my favourite time for hiking.
There are many great places to take in Ontario Highland’s fall colours. Some of my favourite hiking areas during this beautiful season includes Algonquin Park, Calabogie Peaks and the Ottawa River. Ontario Parks has a great site for monitoring the fall colours so that you can see the progress of the colours peaking before making the drive. And Calabogie Peaks offers chair lift rides on weekends and holidays from September 27th to Thanksgiving weekend during the peak season. You can ride up and hike around or you can ride up and down and enjoy a beautiful view of Calabogie Lake and the surrounding area.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love the colour green and when Spring comes I will probably be writing about the colour green and the smell of fresh mud but for now I am going to go outside and enjoy my favourite season, Fall.