Fall Colors and Leaf Peeping in Cape Breton Island
Saturday, September 11th, 2010
What are fall colors? Many have heard about them, but not everyone has been fortunate enough to have experienced them.
The technical description of fall colors is a phenomenon that affects the green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs for a few weeks during the fall season. The colors range from red to yellow. The changing of green to these reds and yellows is due to a change in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is at its strongest in the summer which is when you will see the trees at their greenest. When the fall approaches and the weather begins cooling down, this is when the fall foliage is at its best.
Did you know that the best places to witness this natural beauty are in Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States? A tourism term that we use is called ‘leaf peeping.’ There are many people who travel to destinations such as Cape Breton just to catch a glimpse of the leaves. It’s very important for economic activity. Many events happen during the fall, including the world famous Celtic Colors International Fall Festival.
We believe that Cape Breton Island, especially the Cape Breton Highlands, is the most beautiful place to view the change of colors!
If you want to come and stay with us to catch a glimpse of these gorgeous colors, you must book soon. We are very busy at this time of year. Our Cape Breton resort is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of the world, especially when the leaves start changing.
Cape Breton golf is spectacular at this time of year. The Cape Breton Highland Links Golf Course is amazing to see during this time. The golf here is some of the best in North America and during the fall, the scenery alone is enough to get you out on the green!
Happy Leaf Peeping!