It’s August now, and that means the mercury is inevitably going to drop in the next few weeks. After a scorching six week heatwave known as the Canadian summer, winter tires, root vegetable stews and wool socks are just around the corner. This year will mark the very first time I haven’t been enrolled in a school setting in over two decades. And that makes me excited, because the looming threat of starting school in September won’t phase me this year. I get to enjoy the changing season. So listen up, recent grads:
“The List” involves finishing off the summer season with all the things you’ve meant to accomplish during the sunshine; out-of-the-box things we all want to do over the summer, but often don’t have the time to until it’s too late.
Winter? She’s a comin’. But September offers up one last hoorah of warm weather antics that can change your opinion of yellowing leaves and light jackets. Here’s a few suggestions that will hopefully ease the transition into Autumn:
1) Go Pike fishing in a canoe on Miller Lake, the largest inland lake on the Bruce Peninsula.
2) Host a backyard corn roast.
3) Go to the Pow Wow at Cape Croker.
4) Find some friends and some kilts, order Haggis and enjoy a few nips of Scotch at the Dam Pub in Thornbury.
5) Swim the Halfway Log Dump. Set up at “Bruce’s Cooler”, a secret hotspot. Bring a wetsuit, if you can’t handle the icy allure of Georgian Bay.
6) Try Yurt camping at MacGregor Point Provincial Park. It’s a ‘Glampers’ paradise.
7) The ‘Fish Tent’ at the Salmon Spectacular Derby in OS. Enough said.
8) SUP the Beaver River.
9) Go Zip-lining at the Scenic Caves.
10) Get yourself a refillable Growler from the Kilannan Brewery in the Rockford Plaza.