October 13, 2003
Special post-Juan edition: Fall colours of Nova Scotia
Leaf Watch ... there's a story
Red is the first colour to show this fall ...by TONY SEED
Autumn is awesome
Fall – Nature’s masterpiece. Despite hurricane and human clear-cutting of its trees, Nova Scotia still hosts an amazing spectacle of autumn leaf colour. From the striking orange-yellow maple hills and the brilliant reds of the blueberry fields to the subtle yellows of the bogs and salt marshes, the seventy four stunning vistas highlighted on our map are easily reached and offer the fall shunpiker a full palette of unforgettable experiences. Our map to 74 vistas. Downloadable PDF file. 1MB.
Some of Nova Scotia's most experienced outdoor leaders and writers share their experiences...
"…with moose, gulls and whale" by DAVID LAWLEY
The Mabou Highlands
"…a kaleidoscope that rivals the foliage carpeting the hills above" by SCOTT CUNNINGHAM
Pipers Glen: a waterfall for fall
"You may not ever want to go home again" by ALAN BILLARD
Down "the shore"
"There will be eiders in the sea, cranberries on the ground, and the magic of autumn all around" by PETER M. OICKLE
Paddling in fall
"…there is quiet even in cottage country " by SHEENA MASSON
Walk in the Woods
Go back in time to abandoned farms and ghost towns "when candles only burned at one end" by DAVE ETTER
Twenty-four ways to be a savy, shunpiking leaf watcher
DO get lost. DO get out of your car, and walk, and smell, and listen. By the travel editors of shunpiking
No fools, no knaves: fall in the game-rich Maritimes
Here is a truth that took me a long time to learn: in the fall, as in middle age, time is too short and ripe to waste ... By CHARLES GAINES
Patterson, one of Canada's pre-eminent photographers, created the shunpiking
poster, "The Fall Colours of Nova Scotia". His work has appeared
in Photo Life and exhibits of his prints have been held on several occasion
in Halifax. Enjoy his magnificent work by visiting his website at http://www.stephenpatterson.com
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