Changing seasons isn’t a date on the calendar for me, it’s a happening. Over the past 2 weeks, I have noticed so much change in the leaves here in Muskoka as well as the weather and temperature.
On Saturday, B, Banjo and I decided to celebrate autumn with a 9km hike at the Leslie M. Frost Centre (LMFC) in the Algonquin Highlands. When we pulled into the parking lot on Highway 35, guess who we met… Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper! He was guiding an overnight hike as part of the Hike Haliburton Festival. Disappointed that we didn’t sign up in time, it was fun to run into Kevin again.
I have never hiked on the trails at the LMFC, but B, Banjo and I did a canoe trip on the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails earlier in the spring.
It was an absolute gorgeous day with the sun high and bright. I loved hiking this trail and seeing so many intricate indicators of autumn happening.
We did a series of trails, but started on the Acclimatization Trail. From there we followed the Lakeshore Trail.
We stopped for a coffee break at a lookout on the Lakeshore Trail section.
Once we came back to the Acclimatization Trail, we then followed the Steep Rock Trail. The trail was steep in places, but a beautiful section! We passed a campsite that can be reservable through the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails website.
We followed the Steep Rock Trail for quite a ways and then found an awesome lunch spot!
After lunch we continued along the trail. We got a bit lost and ended up back on the Acclimatization Trail that took us back to the Lakeshore section. We were hoping to go the other way!
That was okay, because Banjo wanted to swim again!
I’ll definitely be going back to the Leslie M. Frost Centre for more hiking. I can’t wait to take my snowshoes and shoe the trails. It’s only about 45 – 50 minutes away. I love living in Muskoka!
We hiked up quite a thirst, so a cold beer was definitely not out of the question! Lucky us, the Lake of Bays Brewing Company was having a Pumpkin Party!
It was a great way to celebrate autumn! Thank you so much for reading!
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