Monday, October 26

Golden Encore on the Pond

Every year I marvel at the Golden Encore—that spectacular turning of the tamaracks from green to gold after the maple reds have faded—and this year is no different.

Jim and I took a stroll over to the pond late yesterday afternoon and were wowed by the glow of the trees and marsh grasses under the late-day sun. It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of October already, but this is perhaps my favourite time for hiking. The air is cool enough to keep you moving briskly but warm enough to leave the heavy boots at home. The landscape, as you can see, is still a stunning backdrop to the trails but the crowds have emptied out of the parks and towns. I don't know about you, but I'll take as many more days like this as we can get.

If you've never seen the Golden Encore for yourself, you still have time to get outside and enjoy it before all those lovely yellow needles drop. And if not, I hope you enjoy the photos we snapped at the pond yesterday.


Plan a peaceful late-autumn getaway for some trail hiking, gentle walks in the woods, or just getting cozy by the fire as the sun goes down. Call, email or book online