As September moves on, Mother Nature begins to paint us wondrous pictures. We started with Spring’s vibrant green sprouts and moved on to Summer’s brilliant colours. Now, she mischievously shows fields of green cornstalks topped with golden silk tassels, purple and blue wildflowers lining the country roads and autumn leaves turning a delightful red and gold for all to admire.
Nestled here in the Northumberland Hills, we enjoy our evergreens year round but in autumn, they provide just the right contrast on our eye pleasing hillsides. Fall has begun. Everywhere there are convoys of tourists searching out that special beauty, travelling in motor homes, busses and cars, stopping at roadside farmers markets as well as visiting the mirad of Fall Fairs. Cycling groups pedal the Waterfront Trail, follow the Apple Route, www.appleroute.com, or head north into the hills. Check out these websites www.bikeontours.on.ca www.hedney.com/freewheelers, and www.cobourgcyclingclub.com. Don’t forget about our hostel accommodations for eight!
Here along the North Shore we will soon witness the gathering of the Monarch Butterflies, www.monarch-butterfly.com, waiting for just the right wind conditions to take off, across the lake, toward Mexico. As you might expect, thousands of migratory birds will also be stopping off. For more information contact, www.northumberlandtourism.com, and www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca, or www.parks.on.ca. You will find a wealth of pleasures visiting with us. Looking forward to seeing you!