As summer wanes and slowly becomes fall, there is noticeable difference on the lake. Activity levels have diminished, early mornings have a crispness in the air, warming as the day progresses. The trees on the opposite shore begin to exhibit their colourful retreat to winter. This is a time to truly experience cottage country’s outdoors with a hike in the forest, breathing in the fresh air and watching the local wildlife, just as the forest does, preparing for winter. The late September/early October colours are spectacular, creating indelible memories. Local fall fairs, studio tours, a round of golf on a course surrounded by granite hazards. The list goes on… So much to experience, so little time.
Fall is made for the outdoors in Ontario’s cottage country. With average temperatures in September 18.8, October 12.2 and November 4.6 (record highs in the mid to high 20’s.