It’s that time of the year again when you fall in love with Canada—especially when you’re in close encounter with the fall colours in Mono Cliffs. There are many places in Ontario where you can drive by, hike or walk to admire fall foliage.
Last weekend, a friend brought me to Mono Cliffs, an hour and 20 minutes drive from Toronto. Four years ago, he brought me here in summer—and it was my first hiking experience in Canada. Yes, I was new in this country then, and hiking, I learned, is a Canadian weekend past time.
We started our hike with a bit of sunlight after a light rain. Armed with cameras, we stopped at a lookout, by the pond and along the trail to snap a photo or two.
When we reached the second lookout, fall was at its best—nature was on fire, bursting with colours of bold orange, yellow, red and green! We couldn’t get enough of nature’s magnificent vista that extends as far as our eyes could see. The sun was literally playing hide and seek with us. We would stop for seconds or a minute to wait for the sun to give us natural light so we could get the best shot—and when it did show up, we clicked our shutters like mad photographers on a mission. Every second was gold, before the sun would hide behind the thick clouds again.
When we were tired, satisfied and done admiring nature’s beauty, we decided to continue our hike. Less than two minutes later, rain poured and we had no choice but re-traced the trail back to where we started. The good thing about hiking in Mono Cliff is that, we were under lush green that partly shielded us from heavy downpour.
When we were finally at the comfort of our car, the rain stopped. The sun came out and sky was clear. Nature has its own way of playing joke on us. 😀
FALL COLOURS IN MONO CLIFFS, ONTARIO