|Issue 4||Friday September 5, 1997|
Fairs and fests keep local people busy this fall
Families looking for ways to spend the weekends this fall should have no trouble in Midwestern Ontario.
Backroads make a great drive to see autumn leaves
Fall is the best time to hop in the car and tour around the back country roads. The changing of the color of the leaves makes great photos and relaxing outings.
One such tour is offered October 3, 4 and 5 throughout Grey County. The Autumn leaves Studio Tour allows people to drive through some of the most scenic spots in the area and also visit studios. There are no fees for the tour, but some of the money made at the studios on those days will go to Camp Quality. Camp Quality is just outside or Durham. It is a non-profit group that gives children with cancer a camping experience.
You don't have to register for the tour. You just follow the red leaves from Holstein to Durham. Flesherton, Markdale and Chatsworth. There are several spots along the way for food and accommodations. There are over 20 different studios on the tour, featuring different items like stoneware, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, wood furniture, jewellery, paintings, photographs and even food.
A brochure has been made to guide travellers along the way. You can pick up this brochure at local tourist locations.
There are several other auto tours you can take throughout the province. The Ontario Tourism Association publishes a guide book called Fall Auto Tours that lists detailed directions on different tours all across Ontario. The fall color season in Ontario is from about September 10 to October 20. You can call the Ontario Tourism office for a daily report about where the colors peak at different places and times.
That number is 1-416-314-0998.
If you can't find a copy of the guide book at your local tourism office try calling 1-800-ONTARIO (1-800-668-2746).
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