Leaves, leaves, leaves and more leaves. Yellow, red, orange, brown, green… Astonishing.
This is the first picture my eyes caught, after stepping my Dr. Martins onto concrete, exiting the car. I must admit, this little place became somewhat my go-to here in Niagara Falls. No matter the season, but especially during this magical, fantastical autumn season.
I am talking about Niagara Falls’ real pot of gold this time of year, Dufferin Islands.
My fellow adventurers and myself sat in the car on a beautiful, sunny November day and ventured straight to the islands. With our Tim Horton’s peppermint, honey and lemon and apple and cinnamon teas in hands, it was bound to be a good one. The Islands aren’t that big, but there’s a good two hour walk, with occasional rest, picture taking, etc. Maybe even longer, if the conversation is good and the weather is kind to the sensitive skin. I have to say that water and woods is my personal favourite nature combination. Lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, it doesn’t really matter as long as there is a nice forest to walk through and restart the brain and mind. This is why the Islands appeal to me so much. The lakes are small, but connected, full of ducks, geese and seagulls, gathering to get some food. While on the ground the trees are full with other birds, that keep their distance, but one can still hear their beautiful twittering.
In this day and age, Dufferin Islands are a dreamland for professional photographers, or amateurs like myself. There’s always a 360 view and possibility for a snapshot. #NoFilterNeeded.
The most amazing fact is the location of the Islands, just across the Niagara River and little up north from breathtaking Niagara Falls. The fact that it is minutes away from the city centre, yet so enclosed and quiet, as if it was miles away, hidden, is the winning point. The forest of course shuts down all the unnecessary noises, creating a peaceful haven.
My fellow adventures and myself lost ourselves for about two hours there, just walking, talking and relaxing, after witch we got really hungry. The nature brings back perspectives and for a moment there, life was simple and stressless.
As it should always be.
That’s all for now. Talk to you soon. Feel free to leave me comments and positive vibes. Stay tuned for more escapades, you never know where I might end up next.
And remember- venture to adventure,