By Angelica Ingram
I took a quiet, long drive through a good chunk of the Haliburton Highlands this past weekend and around every corner a landscape of breathtaking fall foliage greeted me. The journey was a beautiful reminder of how stunning the autumn colours are in our county this time of year. It’s the perfect season to explore the trails, visit an art studio or two or simply take in the changing pace of life as the bustle of summer lulls to the leisurely tempo of fall.
At the end of September a number of volunteers and BIA executive members helped decorate the downtown with festive harvest displays. A heartfelt thank you to all who lent a hand in helping to beautify our downtown! The displays have been met with enthusiasm and positive feedback and I truly think they add flair to our little village at this time of year.
The Haliburton BIA is gearing up for the fall and winter with some exciting events and activities planned for the next few months. We are excited to bring back some of our successful events including a Ladies Shopping Night, just in time for the Christmas season. More details to come.
The Haliburton Farmers Market is wrapping up this week and I for one am going to miss it. The market ran every Tuesday from May to October and without a doubt it brought many visitors and shoppers to our village every week.
This past weekend was the first of two Studio Tour weekends, a popular attraction that happens throughout Haliburton County. Artists across the Highlands open their studios and showcase beautiful and unique items including pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. The Studio Tour continues this weekend, with some studios located right in Haliburton Village. For more information visit www.thestudiotour.ca.
In some business news, as of September 22, the provincial government announced proof of vaccines will be necessary to enter certain establishments, including restaurants (for indoor dining), recreation facilities, fitness facilities and more. The BIA is encouraging everyone to be patient with businesses as they adjust to these changes. Staff and business owners are hoping for your continued support and patronage as we all navigate through this pandemic and do our best to prevent any future lockdowns from taking place.
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With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend I hope you enjoy some time with family and friends and take a minute to recharge your batteries. Take in the autumn colours, enjoy a delicious coffee from one of our many cafes and explore our downtown boutiques. There is so much to savour in our little corner of the world.
Until next month stay safe, stay healthy and stay optimistic.