What a fantastic summer we had in the Almaguin Highlands! Well attended events throughout the Villages of Almaguin, plenty of warm sunny days and just enough rain to keep the fire ban away all summer long. We had a great number visitors to our area with many taking advantage of the more “off the beaten path” treasures Almaguin has to offer.
Brook’s Falls near Emsdale is one such place with trails by the Magnetawan River, picnic areas and up close view of the waterfall cascading down over the rocks. A quiet place to relax and unwind by soaking up all nature has to offer and is a perfect place for adventure in any season.
The Beautiful Restoule Provincial park is a picturesque family get away destination just a few km past the Village of Restoule. Tall pines and mature trees line the edge of the river and lake with some campsites available at the water’s edge. Fantastic fishing for the outdoor enthusiast and the area is filled wildlife to photograph and admire (keep your distance of course). On the outskirts of the village are many artisans that have back road boutiques with unique one of a kind items.
Our Fall colour was short lived this year and although the colours where beautiful as always we did not get the vibrant mixed colours at one time. Many of the hard Maples had dropped there leaves before the sugar maples had their full colour. On a bright note however the hills were still lovely for those visiting the area on the Thanksgiving weekend.
Please remember hunting season is upon us so wear bright orange when out walking or hiking and put vests on your dogs as well in case they wander off. This is a wonderful time of year to drive the back roads and view all the lakes and streams that the summer foliage was hiding.
Real Estate has been incredibly active this year with new people relocating to our beautiful Almaguin Highlands. Some moving here permanently others buying cottages and investors have discovered what an undiscovered potential lies in our area. To all the new people in our area Welcome! This area fills the heart and sole with awe…. never to taken for granted.