I pass Kitchener’s Stanley Park Natural Area every day as I head into work. Its trail follows the Grand River all the way to Bingemans and dotted with plenty of fishing spots – although I’ve never come across anyone actually catching fish. I hang out here every few months to observe the changing seasons and Autumn is a bit of a magical time of a peaceful time in this natural oasis.
On a lovely fall day in October I had the wonderful opportunity to go on a hike with a family through the Apps’ Mills Nature Centre in Brantford, Ontario. Run by the Grand River Conservation Authority the 107 hectare property has a historic mill Flour and Grist Mill from circa 1841 with easy hiking trails through the woods. For family and engagement photography this location is really easy to work with and allows children and couples to doing things naturally without having to artificially set things up.