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Burlington is just far enough south that it still has some nice colours. Unfortunately, between work and rain I didn't get to see them this year, except for last Sunday when I made time to visit a friend, and grab some pictures as well.

 

Mount Nemo is worth discovering because this conservation area has one of the best cliff ecosystems on Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment. Rich green ferns blanket limestone boulders scattered among old growth forests that are alive with jewel like birds. Crevice caves and ancient cedars, a thousand years old, can be seen all along the meandering cliff edge trail.

 

An interpretive lookout with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside lets visitors know why this natural environment park is worth protecting. Parking and connections to the Bruce Trail are available at this intriguing conservation area.

 

This is the view from below the escarpment, a region that was formerly farmland but is being redeveloped into mansions.

 

The golf course is Indian Wells:

 

Indian Wells is one of the GTA's most scenic and challenging golf courses. Nestled beneath the towering cliffs of Mt. Nemo, Indian Wells offers a unique golfing experience. Our spectacular setting provides golfers with a challenging 18 hole championship layout as well as many breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. At Indian Wells, rolling terrain and tree-lined fairways combined with strategically placed bunkers and a dangerous array of water hazards will test the shot-making skills of every golfer.

 

Founded in 1973, Indian Wells Golf Club offers one of the most enjoyable golf experiences in the Greater Toronto Area. Nestled against the Niagara Escarpment and surrounded by rolling farmland in North Burlington, the course is a feast for the eyes.

 

Indian Wells is as challenging as it is scenic, making the Toronto Star "Bogey Man's Top 18" in the GTA, in 1997. It is a par 71 championship length course, slope rated at 126, and CPGA rated at 71.8 from the blue tees. The front nine challenges the golfer with ponds coming into play on six holes, and the back nine presents narrow fairways and deep mature forests.

 

Whether looking at the Toronto skyline from the 11th tee, or in the valley of the 16th hole amongst tall trees, you are always surrounded by magnificent scenery.

 

The clubhouse at Indian Wells possesses all the facilities to begin and end your day. The fully stocked Pro Shop is available for all your golf requirements including tournament prizes available at prices lower than discount stores.

 

The bar, patios, beverage cart and 10th tee are all available to satisfy your hunger or thirst before, during and after your round. Also, the dining room is a great location for tournament dinners, weddings, Christmas parties and other special events.

 

This High Dynamic Range 360° panorama was stitched from 69 bracketed photographs with PTGUI Pro, tone-mapped with Photomatix, and touched up in Aperture.

 

Original size: 18212 × 9106 (165.8 MP; 218 MB).

 

Location: Indian Wells Golf Club, near Mount Nemo Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada

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Taken on November 6, 2011