Tours come from all over North America to see the autumn colours in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Maybe this will show why that happens.
The park covers the top half of Cape Breton Island, and is a scenic wonderland of mountains, valleys, coastal beaches and cliffs and, of course, hardwood and softwood forests. One of the most amazing displays is on the slope of North Mountain, along the world-famous Cabot Trail which winds through the park in a wide circle. The greatest blaze of colour comes in late September to mid-October, more or less depending upon that year’s weather patterns. The trick is to get there before the big autumn winds and storms come along and start to wipe out the leaves of the hardwoods.
Taken Oct. 5, 2005
Sony DSCF828 camera, about 4 PM, catching the light from the lowering sun on the western slope of the mountain.
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