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Autumn Change; October Delights

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

As I enter the forest on this misty morning my senses are awakened to the changes happening all around me. The trees have shed their foliage revealing bare branches and rich hues of gold, orange, bronze, and red leaves blanketing the damp forest floor like a colourful patchwork quilt. It’s nature’s way of reminding us of the beauty of letting go.

October is all about change; a change in temperature and shorter days ahead, chilly nights and the need for warmer clothes and pumpkin spiced treats. We close the door on summer and welcome fall with open arms.

As Lucy Maude Montgomery noted in her novel Anne of Green Gables, “I’m so glad I live in a world were there are Octobers.”

Experience autumn outdoors in our beautiful Fraser Valley before the season slips away.

Here are just a few family friendly places to visit that are not too far from home.

Wander through the pumpkin patch at Petey’s Pumpkin Patch: peteyspumpkinpatch.ca

Get lost at the Chilliwack Corn Maze: greendaleacres.ca

Pick apples, hop on a hay ride or pet the goats at Taves Applebarn in Abbotsford: tavesfamilyfarms.ca

Take home some cranberries from Riverside Cranberry Farm in Fort Langley: riversidecranberries.ca

Explore Kilby’s history and partake in several fall themed events at the historic site: kilby.ca

Walk the trails of Hope and stroll through the forest and along the Coquihalla River:

At the very least, walk through your neighborhood, inhale the cool crisp air and celebrate all the changes that October brings.

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