Cape Mabou Highlands from the Smithville Road

Cape Mabou Highlands from the Smithville Road
Photo 19 of 25: Cape Mabou Highlands from the Smithville Road
Taken 2007 October 18 in Smithville from the Smithville Road
3.7 km (2.3 mi) south of its intersection with the Blackstone Road
GPS 46°06.32?'N 61°20.10?'W

The Blackstone Road leads across the Black River (a simple rill at that point) to the Smithville Road, which comes back to Glendyer Station on Highway 252 outside of Mabou, making a lovely driving loop in the fall. The Smithville Road has a number of open panoramas with marvellous views of the Cape Mabou Highlands; it is another of the ”must drive” roads for fall colours, never disappointing (indeed, it is a beautiful, though very different, drive in the summer as well).

I took several pictures from the Smithville Road this day, some of the splendid vistas and others of individual trees of considerable beauty that are found along this road. This photo shows the trees on the hill rising above the Black River valley, beyond which are seen the Cape Mabou Highlands in the far distance (the Cèilidh Trail (Highway 19) runs below on the other side of the hill). As has already been seen, the colours on the Highlands are as bright as the colours one sees on the nearer hill—the distance is great enough, however, that they all blend into a heather colour.