I came across the quote that “August is like the Sunday of summer.” Isn’t this the truth?
As soon as Pumpkin Spice lattes hit the coffee shops late August, that familiar Monday feeling creeps up and we all know fall is here. All of a sudden, rain and thunder mixed with beautiful crisp and sunny mornings become as frequent as the warm summer sunshine that was just here.
But, September 22nd shouldn’t come with a sense of loss. We might have to bundle up, but there’s plenty of great things to look forward to in the fall.
Tans Will Fade but Memories Will Last Forever
Okanagan summers are rarely (if ever) dull. Even with smoke lingering in the sky, we still get out there and make the most of what the season has to offer.
Spend the cooler days going through the mountain of summer photos and do a creative display of your summer highlights. Do a blog or video on your season’s adventures. For your little ones, make a summer memory jar or create a family keepsake box to roam through in the winter.
Enjoy the Taste of Fall
Delicious local apples, pears and pumpkins are the highlight of the season. Head to the local farmers’ markets or check out a u-pick place. Hint: some local growers might still offer late peaches and plums at this time. Fall is also the perfect season to enjoy a pour of the valleys best reds, whites and roses without the summer crowds. For the ultimate wine experience, don’t miss out on the Grand Finale to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, featuring over 250 wines from across the valley.
Cooler weather is perfect to hit the local hiking trails and discover the valley’s fall beauty from above. For that adrenaline rush to kick the season’s blues, Kelowna has some pretty amazing mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels.
Just like the wineries, golf courses too are less busy but just as fun in the fall. In and around Kelowna, there are 19 golf courses, designed for both those new to the sport and the more seasoned players.
Does the Okanagan fall sound like something you’d want to be a part of? You can live here too. Check out our Kelowna Life listings, we’ll be happy to tell you all about life in the Okanagan.