What a disappointment in this year’s Fall colours. The hot temperatures the last 2 weeks have dried and curled the coloured foliage leaving the hills, that usually give us the spectacular show this time of year, rusty in colour. No brilliant red, yellow and orange but there is still hope that the trees that are later turning will indeed pick up the slack of the early birds that have their leaves now on the ground. Just goes to show we humans are never satisfied or appreciative enough for the beauty nature bestows on us.
That hot weather certainly kept the real estate market hot for cottages and vacant land as buyers make the most of viewing properties before the weather turns inclement. Looking at vacant land in the area? Please remember to dress in bright colours with hunting of bear, deer and moose seasons coming soon. Bear hunting is already open in Almaguin and although rifle hunting is limited time frame on all large animals, bow hunting extends further so people and pets walking in the forests must use caution and dress to be seen.
I would expect the real estate market will stay robust until Thanksgiving, at least for cottage and land sales. The home sales in the area have been active as well with new people moving into the area and many local people downsizing and staying in the Almaguin Highlands. High water has receded with the ran staying at bay and people are on the water taking advantage of the great fishing. Hikers too are
enjoying the creeks down to a normal level making it safer to cross streams. Many of the Cottagers in the area are making arrangements to close up and winterize, as it nears Thanksgiving, drawing their cottage days to a close for another season. The local residence take advantage of the next few weeks to spend more time outdoors without bugs or having to bundle up to keep out the cold.
At the office we have the entire back of the building excavated making way for new parking and decks along the second storey of the building. Burk’s Falls is a lovely community however it is difficult to get level parking. That makes it very difficult for the elderly, families with young children and anyone having physical challenges. I want to be a good business citizen and do my part for making our community accessible for all.
The Village of Burks Falls is having a PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR ONTARIO STREET REHABILITATION; INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PLAN MEETING October 5th, 2017 4-8 pm at the Young at Heart Seniors Centre. In our Community? Drop in to see what is planned for out business section improvements.
I will post again on Thanksgiving which is just a little over a week away and maybe have pictures of more Fall Colours by then. Please contact me is you are interested in viewing any property in my area througout “The Villages of Almaguin “. For up to date listings be sure to visit Louisa’s Web Site