Fall it’s the time of year that inspires us to get in the car and go for a drive to see the colours. Speaking of colours, not sure why, but they seem to have started later this year. Usually by Thanksgiving they are at their prime, but reports indicate 30 – 50% change in the South Georgian Bay area currently.
Escape The City
Only a 90-minute drive from Toronto, it’s worth the drive to the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, come relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery and quaint shops along the way. Whether you’re planning on doing a day-trip, or staying for a weekend, there’s lots to see and do.
This Is Apple Country
We’re in the heart of apple country, and they are ready for the picking. If you’re not into picking your own, no worries, there are numerous farms and markets where you can buy them. If you’re not sure where to go, check out The Apple Pie Trail. This website has a wealth of information that includes lodging; trail stops in various towns where you can buy apple baked goods, cideries, orchards, fresh produce, and experiences. There’s some great history, as well as current trends in this locally produced documentary Apple Harvest Reel History.
Must See Places
The Fish Ladder located in the heart of Thornbury is a must see, if you’re in the area. From late August to late October, you can see adult spawning Chinook Salmon as they migrate their way up stream and make their way up the Fishway to find a suitable location to lay their eggs. It truly is an amazing thing to watch. You’ll find yourself cheering on a fish, as it struggles to climb the ladder.
If you’re into hiking, the Niagara Escarpment is right in our backyard ready to explore. There are numerous trails that appeal to all skill levels. Nothing is more breathtaking than looking at the fall colours from high above a lookout point. Another terrific viewing spot is the suspension bridge at Scenic Caves.
Visit a pumpkin patch, local craft brewery, one of the many fabulous independent restaurants and cafes, art galleries and more. South Georgian Bay has it all, and fall is a terrific time to take it in. If you’d like to experience some of these sights, but don’t want to navigate the back roads, perhaps a Create Your Own Experience is of interest.
Enjoy the season!