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Welcome to the Fall Issue

It’s officially wear a sweater in the morning, and regret it in the afternoon weather. Crisp nights, and sunny days leave lots of time for play in the fall!

I know we love summer here in Cottage Country, but with the leaves changing and cooler weather creeping in, it’s not hard to say ‘oh hey fall, I’ve been waiting for you.’ Cozy sweaters and outings to places like the pumpkin patch, the apple orchard and fall fairs fill our weekends. Hikes we’ve taken all summer long seem new and exciting again with the trees changing colours, offering up some of the best views our region has to offer year-round! Even the flavours of fall hit different after a summer of BBQ, hearty comfort foods are back in the oven as evenings get short, and staples like pumpkin, apple and spices take center stage in the dessert realm. Everything just screams ‘warm and cozy’.

This fall we bring you a magazine packed with interesting reads. We have Abbey Gardens on the cover – our favourite place to celebrate all things fall! Check out their robust list of October events coming up, and make plans to visit them during their busiest month of harvest.

We caught up with singers Tim Hicks and Teigen Gayse as they got ready for local music festival Boots and Hearts. We shine a spotlight on local builders RWH Construction, and suppliers Monaghan Lumber as well as lots of fall design inspiration with exciting articles throughout the magazine. We are bringing you something new with ‘Meet the Writer’, where we include bios on some of our regular contributors.

Haliburton Highlands welcomes you this fall for their Hike Haliburton Festival; adventure is waiting, and so are the amazing panoramic views! Craig Nicholson our Intrepid Cottager talks about fall PWC riding, and we have fishing advice from both Mike Williams of Williams Outfitters, and Mike Quesnelle of GOAT Angling Adventures.

Fall goes fast Cottage Country! So get out there and enjoy all the wonderful events and cuisine that our lovely little region offers.

Wrap your fingers around a cup of something warm, curl up and enjoy this fall issue of Cottage Country Lifestyle Magazine.