Fall has arrived! Nights are cooler (and darker), leaves are carpeting the ground with the colours of the season, and the pumpkin spiced latte is back.
Many usual events such as the Pumpkin Walk at the Gellatly Nut Farm and the Spooky Swamp Swim at Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre have been put on hold due to covid restrictions. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the season. Here are just a few ways you can get into the fall spirit:
Tis the season for jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkin carving is a great way to spend time during the fall season. Whether you’re an adult or child, there’s something fun about creating strange faces and illuminating them during these darker nights. You can pick up your pumpkins at Paynters Fruit Market in West Kelowna, just 5 minutes from Tallus Ridge.
Cool crisp mornings make for great hiking weather. Explore the hiking and biking trails around Tallus Ridge, challenge yourself on the Carrot Mountain trail, or take in one of the numerous other hikes in West Kelowna. If you’re looking for a long steady hike, give Mount Boucherie a try, or if you’re looking for something a little less intense, Bear Creek Regional Park offers some amazing views and gradual inclines. Great exercise, and perfect for all skill levels.
While the Gellatly Nut Farm isn’t taking a spooky turn this year, the farm is still open for nut sales by donation! It’s currently walnut season meaning you can collect your festive fill of nuts for baking or simply for a sweet treat. Take a stroll through the historic farm and enjoy the feel of crisp leaves underfoot.
Halloween is just around the corner, and like everything else this year, it may look a little different than usual. Check out our Guide to Halloween coming later this month!