One-Tank Trip for Sept. 24-16
(c) By Jim Fox
With the passing of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, the fall season is a colourful one with plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
The Muskoka tourist region is one of the top places to view the onset of fall – with its vivid colourful palette of vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and golds throughout the lakeside forests.
As one of the hottest and driest summers in history, southern Ontario could see a shorter and less vivid season, said David Phillips, Environment Canada senior climatologist.
|Midland Tours offers boat cruises to see the fall colours on the Trent-Severn Waterway including Big Chute Marine Railway. (Jim Fox photo)|
The weather conditions will likely result in the leaves “falling earlier because they have had to endure a little more stress than usual,” said Jordan Mulligan of Muskoka Tourism.
At mid-week, there was about a 15-per-cent colour change but things happen quickly as the season reaches its peak around Thanksgiving to mid-October, he added.