This year the fall has been exceptionally warm. We started on a Saturday morning. It was cloudy but otherwise comfortably warm.
Patches of nice color on the way to North Bay. We avoided bigger freeways and opted out for smaller country roads and highways. It was totally worth it. The feeling was great. We felt being really close to the natural beauty around us - within arm's length.
Motel Super 8 in North Bay. It turned out to be a very nice place to stay. We had specious suits. We were given a corner on the second floor - all seven families next to each other. That was really great!
On our way to Samuel de Champlain provincial park, located in Calvin, Ontario, about 45 kilometers from North Bay. It is located on historic Mattawa river fur trade route in the scenic Mattawa valley.
Next day we headed for Redbridge, to hike on the Redbridge Mountain view trail. It was a short drive from our motel. The view was extraordinary, very rewarding trip.
The drive to the mouth of the trail was quite interesting with the last few kilometers being nicely hilly. Kids loved it.
At the end of the trail is a lookout. Very rewarding view.
The teenagers, who went back to their cellphones, playing games, sitting on a rock at the lookout point.
On our way back we had to face the creek one more time.
After the hike we drove to Sudbury Bell park. Nice color on the way.
Bell park is located right at the shore of Lake Ramsey.
In Sudbury we went to the Pumpkin festival at night. The festival took place in the Dynamic Earth facility.
The famous Nickel (lights were deemed to allow for especial shows)
When we started from GTA, we were apprehensive. Weather had been quite warm, often too windy. Leaves started to fall even before peaking. However, what we saw we loved. It was color everywhere.