Fall, Winter fun
There aren’t any ski hills in Glengarry so we know that the tourism season doesn’t really extend into the winter months. But that doesn’t mean that Glengarrians stop having fun once school is in. Here’s a sampling of some of the things we do in the latter part of the year.
The 23rd annual Apples & Art Studio Tour takes place Sept. 26-27. Though the tour also encompasses plenty of artists from Cornwall and Stormont, Glengarry artists can hardly be discounted. Indeed, all you have to do is go on one Apples & Arts Studio Tour in order to be convinced that we have some stellar artistic talent here. Whether it’s painting, sculpting or stained glass, we know what good art is.
Glengarrians are known for their Christmas spirit, which is usually evidenced by the plethora of Santa Claus Parades we have here. Maxville’s parade is always unusually early – slated this year for Nov. 15. Lancaster and Alexandria tend to have theirs the first weekend in December with Alexandria’s on Sunday evening and Lancaster usually opting for Saturday afternoon. Martintown also has a Santa Claus Parade over that weekend.
Incidentally, if you take in the Alexandria Santa Claus Parade, be sure to stick around until the end when the annual Festival of Lights turns Island Park into a multicoloured Winter Wonderland. But if you can’t make it to Alexandria that day, don’t fret. The lights will stay on until well into the new year.
If you’re in the Dalkeith area around Christmastime, you may want to visit Scherer’s Farm on SDG 23 just north of the village. It tends to be a gathering place for reindeer and Jolly St. Nick himself.