Indian Summer along the Lake and in Manitoba
The Indian Summer is a popular expression the mild summerlike period of weather which occurs in the autumn, usually after the first frost. The origins of the name are obscure, but it was in use early in the 19th century in Canada and even earlier in the US.
In Manitoba it usually occures in the beginning or middle of October, when the leaves have all already changed colour and many of them have already fallen. As the Canadian Encyclopedia sais: Indian summer continues to arrive most years just as thoughts of the summer past are fading into thoughts of the winter to come.
It is a tranquil time of year. The mosquitoes are gone and most of the migratory birds have already flown south. It is the perfect time of year for a scenic hike in the woods.
Enjoy the Indian Summer at the Lake, you will love it.
best time for hiking around the lake and the wilderness in Manitoba
The American Meteorological Society's Glossary of Weather and Climate defines Indian summer as:
"A time interval, in mid- or late autumn, of unseasonably warm weather, generally with clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights. In New England, at least one killing frost and preferably a substantial period of normally cool weather must precede this warm spell in order for it to be considered a true "Indian summer." It does not occur very year; and in some years tow or three Indian summers may occur."