03 Nov Why fall traditions are awesome
I’m a Fall girl, through and through. This time of year makes me so happy. I feel like as the leaves are changing, the same thing is happening to me! Parts of me are adjusting and falling away. So I guess you can say I’m happily melancholy during the Fall. I know change is coming and I’ve decided to love and embrace it, very much!
For the last 4 years I’ve found myself forcing a friend or family member to take the 40 minute drive with me to Niagara on the Lake in Canada. This lovely little place has become my “go to” spot for ringing in my favorite season. I hadn’t even realized that this was “my thing” until about a month ago. My sister does not allow me to go without her! It’s funny how a simple bossy text can make you realize you actually have started a tradition and others are digging it. 🙂
Living in Buffalo New York crossing into Canada can be like crossing the street. Niagara on the Lake is right over the border and it’s a quaint little town with so much history. My must sees are:
- I like to start by walking from the town down to the beach. You pass so many cute historical houses and b&b’s. Once you get to the beach you can see Fort Niagara and the view is beautiful. If the sky is really clear you can Toronto!
- I love looking at the theatre’s used for Shaw festival. There are 3 of them and performances go from April-November. I have yet to actually see a play, this is on my list for next year.
- I absolutely always get a caramel apple from Rocky Mountain chocolate factory and some gelato from one of the sweet shops.
- On the drive back I love stopping at the many lookouts and footbridges that give different vantage points of everything. I always see something I hadn’t noticed before. Also, there’s a few great little produce shops on the side of the road where I like to grab apples and locally made goodies like jam.
There’s so so much more! Like part of the underground railroad, art galleries, antique shops, spas and wineries. I plan to take one of the walking tours next time. I can’t believe I haven’t done one yet, but you know how that goes…You live somewhere your whole life and think you know all there is to know about it. Is there a Fall tradition you do every year? If so, share it with me in the comments below or tag me.