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Autumn Harvest in Niagara

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Harvest has pretty much come and gone this season, here in Niagara. The farmer’s have labored for many months, and now we are reaping what they have sown. Much of the crops are in from the fields while farm markets, stands & stores are brimming full of fresh produce.

Not only is Niagara a world renowned tourist attract, a place of great power and beauty, but it is also farm country! According to Cornell University, (Cornell Cooperative Extension) there are over 860 farms in Niagara County. With all those farms, you bet there’s plenty of bounty to partake of.

So whether you live in the area or are visiting, be sure to make it a point to visit a market, farm or if you see a farmer…thank them!

And perhaps, when it’s your turn, you’ll have as much fun as we did!

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http://www.sangerfarm.com/

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Apples for the picking.

 

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One of the Chicks & a Rooster…

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I see a lot of tears…

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https://www.facebook.com/tomtower.200/

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Squash paradise.

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American Gothic – 2chicks style.

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Oodles & oodles of fresh canned goods.

 

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Time for a Kitty Kat break!

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Snuggling down.

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Farm cat beauty.

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We have much to be grateful for!

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Just a little scarecrow flirting…for good measure.

A couple of markets & such:

https://www.facebook.com/ParkPlaceMarket/

Park Place Market also has a Small Business Saturday holiday event. The 2chicks attended last year and would recommend it. (See that lovely blue scarf? It’s sold & hanging in my closet).

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http://www.local-farmers-markets.com/market/3569/niagara-falls/niagara-falls-city-market

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Kappus Farms, u-pick fruit.

http://kappusfarms.com/

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HENRY FAMILY FARM:

3744 Creek Rd,

Youngstown, NY 14174

(716) 745-3790

 

 

 

The Gorgeous Niagara Gorge

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Hello, friends, it’s Autumn in Niagara. The leaves have reached their peak in beauty, and we’d love to share them with you! We start our autumnal journey at the stairs that lead down to the gorge, by Devil’s Hole Park. Currently it’s a bit of a treacherous walk, but they have plans to fix them in the near future. (Notice that we hop up and down the gorge a few times, based on the order of our photos!)

 

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One of our favorite trees along the path at the top of the gorge.

 

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Such beautiful, rich colors. Don’t get to close to the raging waters!

 

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A blanket of leaves cover the ground along the trail, on the banks of the Niagara.

 

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A bird’s eye view of the Niagara Gorge. Looking across toward the Canadian side of the river, the colors are so vibrant.

 

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After our Bird’s eye view, we dive back down for a closer look at the water!

 

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We pop over to the Niagara Falls Discovery Center, where there is easier access down to the gorge. An elevator will take you to the bottom (Open from Spring through October 31st).

http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/discovery-center.aspx

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The familiarĀ turquoise waters of the Niagara.

 

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A patchwork quilt of orange, gold, yellow, red and green.

 

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An adventurer brought their bike down the elevator, and went for a walk. Thank you for leaving it to ‘pose’ for the picture. šŸ˜‰

 

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The Rainbow Bridge connecting two countries, and a part of the Horseshoe Falls too.

 

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Niagara Falls, Ontario.

 

Fall really is one of the best times to visit Niagara; the tourist population and the heat is down, and the beauty is up. So if you’re an adventurous person and you like to hike, the stairs are for you. But if you prefer beauty without all of the hard work, you can enjoy it just as much using the elevator.

So whatever season you choose to visit, you’re always welcome.