It’s time to put on your sturdiest hiking shoes and fall weather layers. Hikers are out on area trails at this time of year, enjoying the brisk autumn air and the vivid forest colours. One such hike is planned to loop through Jefferson Forest, a large protected wooded area in the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Oak Ridges Trail Association is organizing the excursion on Saturday, October 27. Meet fellow hikers at 9:30 am in the parking area on the south side of Bethesda Side Road east of Bayview Avenue. Don’t forget those hats and gloves!