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8 of the best fall activities to experience in Ontario

This fall, embark on a picturesque adventure throughout the province and celebrate the season.
Dundas Peak

Picture Ontario in autumn – a breathtaking landscape adorned with the fiery hues of maples, birch, and Tamarack, casting shades of crimson, orange, and gold. I

It's the perfect postcard scene, awaiting your exploration. This fall, embark on a picturesque adventure throughout the province and celebrate the season.

From wandering through charming pumpkin patches and plucking ripe apples from the boughs of orchards to cranberry plunges and picturesque hikes, these enticing fall escapades promise to make your autumn unforgettable.

Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake, with its rich history, bountiful vineyards, delectable dining, and enchanting vistas, becomes even more captivating in the autumn months. Whether you have a leisurely afternoon or an entire weekend, meander through its tree-lined streets, explore local wineries and farms, visit charming apple orchards, and take in the picturesque lakeside views, all while immersing yourself in the resplendent fall scenery.

Address: Historic Old Town, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Embark On a Fall Colour Excursion

Embrace the breathtaking beauty of Ontario's autumn aboard a heritage steam train, the ultimate way to savour the seasonal transformation. Experience the magic of South Simcoe Railway's scenic train rides, winding through the picturesque Beeton Creek Valley. With four daily departures at 10:30 am, noon, 1:30, and 3:00, this October journey offers a captivating glimpse of fall's splendour.

Address: 28 Mill Street West, Tottenham

Visit Applewood Farm

Indulge in the quintessential fall experience with a trip to Stouffville for apple picking. Fill your basket with a delightful variety of Gala, Red Delicious, and McIntosh apples while also relishing wagon rides, navigating a corn maze, exploring a sunflower field, visiting the pumpkin patch, meeting friendly farm animals, and more.

Address: 12416 McCowan Road, Stouffville

Find the Perfect Pumpkin at Downey’s Farm


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Downey’s Farm has welcoming visitors from all over the Greater Toronto Area for decades. Located North of Brampton, Downey’s Farm is the perfect way to celebrate all that fall has to offer with your family. Come and stock up on fresh seasonal produce, or check out Pumpkinfest, Downey's Farm’s biggest celebration of the year that features wagon rides, farm animals, live entertainment, a corn maze, and so much more. Pumpkinfest runs from September 23 to October 31.

Address: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

Celebrate the Season at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery

Venture to Muskoka for an iconic fall experience: the cranberry harvest, starting on September 23. Witness the vivid beauty of cranberry bushes across 27 scenic acres as they yield 300,000-400,000 pounds of cranberries. Enjoy wagon tours, wine tasting, and the thrilling cranberry plunge amidst breathtaking autumn scenery.

Address: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala

Take in the Views at Dundas Peak


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If you're craving outdoor adventure, set your sights on Dundas Peak. Nestled just outside Hamilton, it boasts one of the province's most breathtaking viewpoints, complete with cascading waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and a stunning backdrop of autumn's vibrant foliage.

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas

Get Lost at The Hanes Corn Maze

Embark on an adventure within a sprawling maze crafted from towering 12-foot tall corn stalks. Delve into the challenge of the corn maze, bask in the vibrant beauty of sunflower fields, find the ideal pumpkin, or savour delectable treats from the Tiny Shop Bakery. With a diverse range of activities, there's something to delight every visitor at this captivating destination.

Address: #1001 Highway #5 West, Dundas

Get Spooked at Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark is a Canadian award-winning outdoor Halloween event featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins. This must-see fall event promises an unforgettable walk-through experience, making it well worth a day trip to attend. Runs from September 23 through October 31.

Address: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton