Fall, Win­ter fun

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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.

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