An Autumn Walk

October view of Arrow Lake

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L.M. Montgomery – “Anne of Green Gables”

The fall season is beautiful at Serenity Views.  After a busy summer, there is a sense of peacefulness in the air. A walk along the lakeshore reveals interesting rock structures – both natural and manmade!  The trees have many colours, and the larch trees will soon show their golden needles.

Stacked rocks on lakeshoreFall views on shoreline

On a Saturday in Nakusp

It is very beautiful and peaceful at Serenity Views, but venturing into the Village of Nakusp is also a great experience.  Here are some ideas for trip to town on a Saturday:

Nakusp Farmer's Market Sign

Each Saturday from May to October,  there is a Farmer’s Market, where you can find all sorts of crafts, jewellery, baking, plants, produce and even music. Down the road from the market, visit Home Grown Market and Juice Bar which features organic produce. There are several other interesting stores in Nakusp, mostly along the main street (Broadway), but taking the side streets will bring you to a chocolate shop, an art gallery, and other unique shops.

Home Grown Market

A trip to town must include a walk along the waterfront walkway where you can see all sorts of flowers in bloom. Grab a coffee from one of the coffee shops and enjoy the gorgeous views!  If you feel like taking a dip in the Arrow Lake, there is a beautiful sandy, public beach at the west end of the waterfront walkway.

Waterfront walkway in spring

The Nakusp Visitor Centre is also a great place to visit while in town, if you need maps and directions, and other ideas for activities!

Spring on the Waterfront Promenade

Tree in bloom on waterfront promenadeAfter a few days of rainy weather, Nakusp is now enjoying warm, sunny weather.  The hummingbirds have returned and flowers and trees are beginning to blossom.  One of the favorite activities of visitors and residents of Nakusp is to walk along the waterfront promenade – a one kilometre pathway stretching along the shoreline of the Upper Arrow Lake.  This paved pathway is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature.  There are trees, benches, several flower gardens, a recently installed stone sculpture, and even a peaceful Japanese garden to visit.

This walk may take a little longer than you plan for because the residents of Nakusp are friendly and enjoy visiting with everyone. A walk along the promenade is a “must-do” activity if you come to Serenity Views!

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A walk along the waterfront

We have had a very wet spring, but it appears that the sun is finally beginning to shine!  A walk along the waterfront promenade in the Village of Nakusp can lift anyone’s spirits.  Views of the lake and the surrounding mountains cannot be beat.  As well, the well-kept lawns, bushes and flowers along the promenade make it a pleasure to go for a walk.  There are numerous benches along the 1 kilometre walk where you can sit and enjoy the view, while finishing off a coffee from one of the unique coffee shops in Nakusp.

Do not be surprised if everyone you meet says “hello”.  Nakusp is a very friendly Village, and residents walking along the waterfront will often stop and chat with you.

Waterfront promenade in Nakusp

Serenity Views – Lodging to Inspire

2350 - 15th Ave. N.W.
P.O. Box 963
Nakusp, British Columbia
Canada V0G 1R0
Home phone: 250-265-3893
Cell phone: 778-206-0084
E-mail: serviews@telus.net

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