Local Motion - New Brunswick

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October 1, 2009

Backyard Discoveries

Jo and the Giant Maples

You never know what you'll discover in your neck of the woods.

In this case I wasn't even looking for trees. A friend and I were out for a countryside walk near Petitcodiac when we stumbled into this giant hardwood forest.

Walking into this cathedral like space left us mesmerized. I was in shock. Not only is this forest awe-inspiring it's very close to where I grew up. And I had no idea it existed. I'm pretty sure they are Sugar Maples.

This is a great season for walking. The weather is cool enough to allow jeans and long sleeves which are great when you're bushwhacking in the back 40. In case you haven't noticed, the leaves are starting to change and soon the hardwood forests will be ablaze. People travel from all over the world to see our hardwood hills light up during the fall.

What about you? When was the last time you took a drive out to those golden hills for a walk under the glowing canopy? Or better yet, just cross the road and walk up that ridge line, you know that one that always catches your eye at dusk.

Let's have some fun outside while the landscape is still alive!
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Michelle said...

Hey. Just found your write up about the Fundy Foot Path. Sounds like a great trip. I am doing some of it next weekend. Not sure what section yet. Not sold on the idea of the river crossings being impassible. All the rain may change theplans :) Cool blog by the way. I agree..there is so much this area has to offer.

graham said...

Hey Michelle, Thanks for the note!

It's always great to hear from people who come across this blog.

I wish you good luck on the Footpath this weekend, it should be gorgeous at this time of year. I can only imagine how bright the hardwoods will be, hopefully the rain doesn't hamper your hike. At least the waterfalls will be roaring if it does rain...