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Autumn leaves one of best parts of fall season

Ron Walter shares his recent trip to Buffalo Pound

It was a 30 degree fall Sunday — ideal for a drive in the country.

We headed to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, planning to see the bison compound.

The viewpoint, built to see the lake and hills attracted us. Field stone barriers around the edge came from the McCartney homestead house, built in 1915.

Looking at the lake east from the hill, it’s hard to imagine this once was a valley with a small river flowing through.

The autumn colours on tree leaves were so striking and brilliant.

Surprisingly, the fall camping filled many sites.

Our next stop was the old WhiteTrack ski chalet, now converted into an interpretive centre and concession.

The concession was open but the interpretive centre was closed to the three different groups who had come to view it.

A dirt bike track at the foot of the ski hill was occupied with eight or nine bikers testing their skills on the landscaped dunes.

The road to the bison paddock was marked: No Through  Road. The road which leads to Bethune is closed east of the causeway

We left, headed for the Twisted Sisters snack shop at Chamberlain and some delicious Dole Whip treat – a yogurt-based confection with hardly any salt.

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