September to October
Unfortunately, the coming of fall means that the summer is over, and with it the warm weather. The further into fall, the colder it becomes. Even when it’s moderately warm during the day, it will still be cold at night. Depending on where you go, late October can even see a few flurries here and there, so check the weather and prepare appropriately.
Contrary to what you might expect, fall can be a little more popular once hunting season starts if you’re planning on going anywhere that activity is allowed. Personally, I consider hunting season to be a mild con in and of itself. Call me paranoid, but I’d rather not be wandering in the wilderness while people are out there shooting at things wandering the wilderness.
Fall has the lowest water levels of the year, so by this point you must make sure the rivers are traversable.
I should mention that fall is my favourite time of year, so I might seem a little biased. I prefer the more mild temperatures myself and for the most part it’s not the most popular time of year once the kids go back to school. In fact, if you go the first couple of weeks after labour day, you’ll have practically summer like temperature with virtually deserted parks. Generally, the weather is good and everything is dry. Later in the season you can even be among the changing colours making the scenery at its best.
What can not be stated strongly enough is that the bugs are all gone by fall. This is a definite pro.
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