Thursday, 22 October 2015

Outdoor Activities You’ll Fall Hard For

Yes, it may have snowed in Toronto last week but don’t fall for it;
autumn is still alive and well! There’s lots of leafy fun to be had in the time between refreshing DQ Blizzards and actual blizzards, so let’s go ahead and debunk the myth that Canada only has 2 seasons!

Right now you’re sipping on your pumpkin spice latté while Instagraming your apple-picking photo with the Jays game on in the background. You think you’ve hit your fall quota and now you’re ready for winter? FALSE! Let’s take advantage of being one of the few countries that gets such eclectic weather:

-The leaves have a very colourful personality this time of year and they’re dying to be in your photoshoot. Whether it’s a short hike in your neighbourhood, a camping/fishing trip in a secluded area, or a treetop trekking excursion in Ontario or Québec (most parks only open ‘til Nov. 1), there are oodles of opportunities all over the country to get a killer view of that breathtaking foliage. (Check here for ideas to get  you started!)

-Many consider fall to be the best season for jogging because of the lack of snow and humidity, and the scenery of the foliage on forest trails. Fall is a great time of year to start running, as we often use this time to turn over a new leaf in our lives (pun intended!).

-While you’re at the farm apple and pumpkin-picking, challenge yourself in a corn maze, or take a trip down fieldtrip-memory lane by going for a hayride! Farms offer more organized fall activities than you’d think. (Volcano? In Waterloo?)

-Appeal to your creative side with some fall-themed crafts. Go on a scavenger hunt for leaves, pine needles, pinecones, acorns, etc., and give Van Gogh a run for his money!

-The Northern Lights can be best viewed in Northern Canada from late fall to spring. Don’t forget your parka!!!

-From the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to the Cavalcade of Lights, there  are many fall and winter themed events in Toronto. Dog shows, marching bands and fireworks, oh my!

Winter may be an eager beaver this year but it is not its time to shine yet!  Enjoy, and happy fall!

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