Autumn In The Hills
Check out what’s in season this autumn at In The Hills, with award-winning apple pies, fall events, hikes in the forest, and lots of new food and drink to try.
The calendar has only just turned to fall and we’re embracing it – especially those seasonal activities that pull us outside into the crisp air. Apple picking at a family-friendly local orchard tops our list. When you’re done, consider baking one of our cover-worthy pies or consulting our map of the perfect Erin hike. And our country weddings feature makes a good case for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by nature.
When it’s time to cozy up indoors and dig into longer reads, In The Hills has you covered. Writer Emily Dickson chronicles the growth in the Caribbean community in Headwaters, with a side of best local eateries and caterers to put on speed dial.
Nicola Ross looks at the looming breakup of Peel into its three component parts – Caledon, Mississauga and Brampton – and the challenges Caledon faces. In a companion piece, we meet Bert Moore, the former director of public works for Caledon, who shares his memories of the town’s early days as a municipality. And in another story related to Premier Doug Ford’s recent moves, Don Scallen describes seven local flora and fauna that are at risk if the Greenbelt loses ground.
It’s a lot to chew on. We hope you enjoy reading those and other stories!
CALEDON FORCED TO GO IT ALONE
The Ford government’s dissolution of Peel and incursion into the Greenbelt pose existential threats to Caledon as we know it. Learn more.
IN PIE WE CRUST – THREE APPLE PIE RECIPES TO TRY
It’s apple season, and we have the scoop on transforming nature’s bounty into irresistible pies, along with a listing of where to pick your own. Learn more.
SEVEN HEADWATERS SPECIES THAT WILL SUFFER IF WE LOSE GREENBELT LAND
You may not know some of these magnificent species, but they are among our precious, fragile neighbours that cannot survive urbanization. Learn more.
A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN
Caribbean culture – from food to music and style – has made a home in Headwaters for newcomers from the Islands, their families and longtime residents alike. Learn more.
SAYING ‘I DO’ TO COUNTRY WEDDINGS
Not only are nuptials in nature rustic and romantic, they’re also increasingly eco-friendly with couples creating stylish and memorable parties that don’t cost the earth. Learn more.
FOOD + DRINK TO TRY THIS FALL
Check out cool new mocktails from local purveyors, a new line of hot chili sauce, and savoury northern Indian street food. Learn more.
HIKING ERIN’S WOOLLEN MILL TRAIL
Take an easy stroll from Erin’s Main Street to the banks of the West Credit River, including a historic mill that dates to the 1840s. Learn more.
HONOURING THE WAR VETERANS OF HEADWATERS
In advance of Remembrance Day, a new exhibition at the Museum of Dufferin honours the stories of local veterans who served in conflicts around the globe from the 1800s to the present. Learn more.
TALES OF CONFLICT AND TRIUMPH FROM THE EARLY DAYS
A rural route by any other name? Where to put the blue bins? A memoir from Caledon’s first public works architect Bert Moore. Learn more.
IN RETROSPECT – 30 YEARS COVERING THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ARTS
Our third installment of a year-long series looking back at how we’ve covered the pleasures and concerns of country life over the last three decades. Learn more.
FIELD NOTES FOR AUTUMN 2023
There’s loads of fall fun to be found in the hills, like book launches, concerts and exhibits. And with Halloween around the corner, things are about to get spooky! Learn more.