Fall has traditionally been a special time for many given the start of school and the cooler weather that brings out our cosy fall sweaters. It’s a time to make comforting soups and warm drinks, and sit by a fire. It is not to say that summer is pretty spectacular especially since it seems to one of our shortest seasons, but at Maple Leaves Forever I know I can speak for our team that the arrival of fall and fall foliage colours is a really special time of year.
Many parts of the province await in anticipation the arrival of “fall colours” – in the north it is usually arrives as a mix of yellow hues of larch, poplar and birch against a dark green canvas of pine and spruce. In the Great Lakes Forest Region, you can add to that palette, hues of red, orange and almost pink and purple.
The greatest contributor to our fall colour canvas in this forest region is the native maple tree. Be it the red maple, the sugar maple, black maple, silver maple or Freeman’s maple – all provide a spectacular range of colour for us for those brief weeks in late September or early October.
Following the fall colour progression is a past time for many with fall reports (see links below) being updated throughout this period so that one can strategically take that fall drive to enjoy the best of the colours.
At Maple Leaves Forever we encourage you this fall to be on the lookout for rows of heritage native maple trees throughout Southern Ontario. If you should find some, we ask you to share your findings with us. If you are one of the first 50 to enter our scavenger hunt, you could win $150! See details here.
Good luck and the very best of the fall season to you!
Deb Pella Keen and the Maple Leaves Forever Team