Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall 2014

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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ThE GREaT canadIan Fall FolIaGE PhEnoMEnon nEW bRunsWIcK World-renowned: The Fundy coast is where the sugar maple, yellow birch, hemlock and beech forests offer some of the most eye-pop- ping landscapes on Earth. Honourable mention: In the northern part of the province, the Restigouche-chaleur region sprawls across a high ridge of the forested appalachian Range and, if you begin your drive in the highlands of saint-Quentin, Route 17 leads you through a burst of colour in the hills and valleys to the Restigouche River at atholville. Is it any wonder saint-Quentin is known as the Maple capital of atlantic canada? Best time: Traditionally the fi rst two weeks of october. consult tourismnewbrunswick.ca for the real time report and to plan other details of your trip. travel sleuth sleuth b y J a n e s t o k e s wHat iS it tHat MakeS tHe central and eaStern reGionS of canada a pHenoMenon recoGnized worldwide for fall colour? b otanists tell us it's the unprecedented vol- ume, diversity and density of deciduous trees on those particular landscapes, all of which spread south and east of the u.s. bor- der as well. at the end of every summer, multiple shades of textured green on the forested hillsides suddenly combust into the colour of fi re. Maple, oak and birch dominate, but did you know that within the 400 million hectares of canadian forests nation- wide, there are at least 180 species of trees, both coniferous and deciduous? For this very reason during just a couple of weeks or so every fall, countless people in faraway lands jump on jet planes aimed for canada, so they, too, can witness red, amber and orange colours ignite throughout our forests. autumn is also prime time for fall fairs, farmers' mar- kets and harvesting festivals throughout the country (canadian-fairs.ca), so how lucky are we to be able to just hop in our cars to see it all so easily? here are some of the very best fall touring, strolling, cycling and hiking trails: 34 Fa l l 2 0 1 4

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