Our top nine Instagram photographers for October 2019

Every month, we share the work of local photographers from across the Kawarthas

Paddle faster! The top photo on our Instagram in October 2019 was this nod to Halloween by Jesse & Susan, featuring the Jason character from the "Friday the 13th" film series paddling a kayak in Algonquin Park. (Photo: Jesse & Susan @followmenorth / Instagram)
Paddle faster! The top photo on our Instagram in October 2019 was this nod to Halloween by Jesse & Susan, featuring the Jason character from the "Friday the 13th" film series paddling a kayak in Algonquin Park. (Photo: Jesse & Susan @followmenorth / Instagram)

October has to be the most visually stunning time for our Instagram account.

For a glorious but brief time, the forests are on fire with amazing and breathtaking colour, and our local photographers comb the back roads in search of their best shot. The views of fall in the Kawarthas are the most awe inspiring of the year. Follow our hashtag #fallinthekawarthas to see more of these amazing shots!

Our October photos of the fall colours — as selected by impressions and likes of our followers — are some of the best of the season. An exception is when “Jason” appeared on the last day of the month (Halloween), becoming our top photo of the month. Thanks to @followmenorth‘s visually stunning and creepy photo, many of our followers were thinking that maybe the Kawarthas had its own Crystal Lake.

Do you want to get on our top photographers list? All you need is an Insta account and to tag us using our hashtag #kawarthanow when posting your photo.

We share photos from across our readership area, which is the five-county area surrounding Peterborough which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings (we sneak in the occasional Algonquin Park picture as well, particularly if it’s by a Kawartha photographer).

To see our daily shares of photos, follow us on Instagram @kawarthanow and check out our feed’s highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2019.

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#1. Killer kayaker by Jesse & Susan @followmenorth

Posted October 31, 2019. 11,556 impressions, 999 likes

If the character of Jason from the Friday the 13th film franchise enjoyed the outdoors …


#2. Thankgiving weekend on the Trent Canal in Lakefield by Barry Killen @theburleighridge_beareh

Posted October 12, 2019. 9,167 impressions, 882 likes


#3. The Trent Canal at the Peterborough Lift Lock by Dede Full of Wanderlust @mylifeofwanders

Posted October 18, 2019. 8,805 impressions, 708 likes

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#4. Autumn treetops in the Kawarthas by Paul Hartley @paul_hartley_photo

Posted October 24, 2019. 8,816 impressions, 624 likes


#5. Cavan country road by Russ Higgins @russ_higgins

Posted October 28, 2019. 7,592 impressions, 710 likes

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#6. Leaf-covered trail on Thanksgiving weekend by Anna K @ania_kisiala

Posted October 14, 2019. 7,443 impressions, 659 likes


#7. Long Lake in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park by Tim Haan @tim.haan.photography

Posted October 29, 2019. 7,123 impressions, 585 likes

We often share Tim Haan’s photos and, if you also enjoy his nature photography, you’ll want to get his 2020 calendar featuring 12 of his favourite photos of the Kawarthas over the past year. The cost is $20, but Tim is donating all proceeds to Kawartha Food Share. You can pick up a copy while supplies last at Avant-Garden Shop (165 Sherbrooke Street in downtown Peterborough) or order one online at Tim’s website at timhaanphotography.com/2020-calendars.


#8. A fall walk with the dog in Havelock by Tammy Larkin @tammyplarkin

Posted October 17 , 2019. 7,073 impressions, 571 likes


#9. Vintage bus by DenureTours @denure.tours

Posted October 18, 2019. 6,950 impressions, 170 likes

We shared this historical photo of a tour bus in Florida from our story about the 60th anniversary in 2020 of local success story DenureTours of Lindsay.

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When Fred and Dorothy DeNure first started DeNureTours @denure.tours in 1960, the Lindsay residents probably couldn't have imagined that 60 years later the company they founded would be running more than 45 unique tours (and counting) across several continents. As the family-owned Canadian tour agency approaches its milestone anniversary in 2020, it's incredible to think how many travellers must have passed through its tours over the years. It was a simple start in the beginning, with day trips offered to Toronto and longer trips to Atlantic Canada. They have since expanded from deluxe motorcoach tours to include cruises, rail tours, and more, across six distinct styles of travel — sightseeing tours, cruising tours, sunshine vacations, special interest tours, active tours, and day trips — in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Britain, and the Caribbean. Throughout 2020, DeNureTours will be celebrating with a few special events, including an April 14th departure to Branson, Missouri. Read more about this local business success story, and the 60th anniversary Branson tour, in our story by Paula Kehoe (created in partnership with DeNureTours), in our Lifestyle & Family section at kawarthanow.com (link in bio). ????????? #travel #vacation #tour #tourism #lindsay #kawarthalakes #peterborough #ptbo #ptbokawartha #ptbocanada #kawarthas #kawarthanow

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