Autumn Bucket List Additions... time to get out and enjoy the fall weather!


Fall is a great time to revisit the 2017 Urban Nature Lover Bucket List and I must say that at the time I published the list this spring, I wasn't able to come up with as many as I had hoped for, for the Autumn season.  Which is strange as this season is a favourite to so many people!


Just as a reminder the ones that were listed included:
- Carleton University's Annual Biology Butterfly Show (September 30th to October 8th, 2017) 
- An autumn stroll through Hampton Park to enjoy the crisp fall leaves (ending up at Blumenstudio perhaps for a late afternoon Flat White?) 
- An excursion out to Chapman Mills Conservation Area - possibly for one last kayak or SUP adventure (rentals available on the weekends) or a walk along the boardwalk?

The full Ottawa Urban Nature Lovers Bucket List can be found HERE - including some suggestions for "year-round" outings.

-- Chapman Mills Conservation Area in Barrhaven --


So here are some additions for the AUTUMN Ottawa Urban Nature Lovers Bucket List:

- Biking and rollarblading along the River Parkways: even though Nokia Sunday Bikedays are complete for the season that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the river views along the pathway. 
- Getting out for a early morning foggy walk in the autumn (especially with this strange warm weather we're having!) 
- Seeking out Cityhenge in downtown Ottawa - this is the time of year that you'll be able to enjoy this natural phenomenon! 
- Check out the 9th Annual Explore Geoheritage Day event in October during National Science and Technology Week.  There are some seriously wild natural phenomenon to check out including stromatolites, fossiliferous limestone and our unique city sand dune.


-- Tree Tunnel in Uplands Greenspace --


- Plus searching out the BEST urban tree tunnel in all its full Autumnal glory.  I'm still trying to figure out which place is the best here in Ottawa.  Please share your thoughts and suggestions!  I do know a few small ones: Brewar Park, the Crabapple/Cherry Trees at Lincoln Field, Byron Linear Park (although it is not really a tunnel without the canopy overhead) and two better ones at Ridge Road (Mer Bleue paths) and one behind Bell High School but neither are truly urban! Yep, still on the search for the best urban one!

And don't forget that if you haven't checked out these urban nature beauties - they are worth a visit at any time and especially for autumn to enjoy the colours:
- Princess Louise Falls in Orleans 
- Champlain Oaks in Westboro 
- Ottawa's Urban Conifer Plantations 
- Uplands Greenspace (pictured in title image above) and McCarthy Park (one of the planted poetry locations this summer)

For more details - the first three listed can be found on the main Urban Nature Bucket List as an "Any Season" outing and this is probably the BEST time with the colours changing!

-- Ottawa's Conifer Plantation behind Nepean Sportsplex --


Where are your go to places in Ottawa during the Fall season?

and/or what do you look forward to your own city as the weather gets cooler and the trees turn a rosy hue?



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