October 24 to 26 is the perfect time to see one of the most beautiful places in Ontario: the Northumberland Hills, an hour east of Toronto.
Take a drive during this most glorious of all seasons – Autumn.
The leaves have turned, but some fields are still green. The country roads yield one gorgeous sight after another.
The options are numerous. It’s your choice.
Stroll along the beach in a lakeside town or village.
Catch sunset over the water. From Lake Ontario on the south to Rice Lake on the north, the lake views are lovely.
Visit a village or hamlet.
Stay at a village inn like this one in Grafton.
Drop into an antiques shop.
The pace is slower, the small towns and villages are friendly.
The shops and cafes are interesting.
And so are the people. Say hello.
You may even be greeted by a pig in a blanket.
Stop and watch a few horses.
See a cow or a rooster, real or imagined.
Go for a stroll in villages like Warkworth, Colborne or Castleton.
Visit towns like Port Hope and Cobourg.
Northumberland has become a magnet for artists; many are members of Spirit of the Hills, host of the Festival of the Arts this October 24 to 26th in Cobourg.
Come to the Festival and meet them. You’ll receive a warm welcome here too!
Browse the art and book fair at the Festival. Entry is FREE.
Buy an original work at a remarkably low price. Meet the people who created them.
Watch fabulous dance. Take in the 10-minute plays.
We’re all creating, rehearsing, preparing for the Festival. Like these actors in Ronald Mackay’s Einstein’s Fridge – one of four short plays on stage October 24 and 25.
Actors, musicians, dancers, poets — all getting ready for the big event.
See great poets in action. Hear authors read their work.
Take a risk. Do something new.
Make a day or a weekend of it. Enjoy the beautiful county and its arts.
“Because life is too short not to cram into it all the inspiring, uplifting entertaining, amusing, stimulating and moving arts-and-culture experiences you can — especially when they’re all in one place!” Marie-Lynn Hammond, Northumberland singer-songwriter and playwright.
See you soon at the Festival of the Arts!
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