Last week I had the chance to hang out with a friend in the Caledon area. We wanted to capture the fall colours before it was too late and Caledon has some seriously beautiful scenery.
If you’ve never been there - do it, soon! I figure we have a couple of weeks before the trees start to look really bare and we go from photos of pumpkins and apples to icicles you know?
It was a beautiful day! Cloudy and misty at times with little bursts of sunlight, the light kept fluctuating between warm and sunny to cooler and grey - exactly what fall feels like in between summer and winter, so I loved it.
We started at Cheltenham Badlands, a formation of red rolling hills, which makes me think of mars and Total Recall – the original.
The surface of the hills are covered in Queenston shale that is extremely muddy and slippery when it’s wet, so it was difficult to get around. Fun fact - It is also known to erode easily and the hills are thought to have been created by “poor farming habits” in the 1930’s. Kind of unfortunate, but its a pretty interesting place to see.
As we drove around we found a lot of nice spots for engagement photos, in case you're in the market for that kind of thing, but be careful apparently people almost die every year by trying to take photos on the train tracks in this area - they are not abandoned people!
When the sun would hide, everything started to appear a little bit chillier – I could definitely feel the beginning of what is supposed to be a very cold winter! There was just something, frosty in the air at times.
We stopped for lunch at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery and they were luckily still in the process of doing all the apple picking, so about half of the estate was bare and the other half had tonnes of ripe, delicious apples.
I feel like I could make a pretty sweet print from this image! I love it.
The food here was great, warm, hearty and felt like home. On Friday and Saturday evenings they have wood fired pizza as well! I’ll be back for that.
The bread is all freshly made here and was DELICIOUS.
We walked away with lots of goodies, their bread, some pizza buns and SO MUCH apple cider!! It was honestly some of the best cider I’ve ever had though.
Overall it was a great way to experience fall and I’m glad we got a chance to go! Check it out while you can!