Fall isn’t the time to stay inside and start hibernating. These 3 fun fall activities will help you take advantage of the next few weeks without snow and freezing temperatures.
Hike to View the Fall Colours
Mid-September to mid-October is prime hiking season in Ontario. Without the hot summer sun beating down on you, you can comfortably explore the trails that are now rife with vibrant red, golden yellow, and bright orange foliage. Seasoned hikers might head to Cup and Saucer trail, one of the province’s most popular network of trails. For something closer to home and a little more family-friendly, Humber Arboretum has six kilometres of trails running along the scenic West Humber River Valley.
Apple picking is a time honoured tradition that takes place between August and October every year. A day of fun for the whole family, many orchards have introduced activities outside of apple picking to their roster. You’ll find wagon rides and petting zoos alongside country markets that sell homemade jellies, pies, butters, and ciders. A visit to the orchard also gives you the opportunity to explore Ontario’s countryside and make your own little contribution to the farm-to-table movement.
Visit a Winery
Fall is the best season for touring Canada’s premier wine region because it’s crush time. There are more than 80 wineries in the Niagara region, most of which have opened their tasting rooms to the public again. With that said, their capacity is limited so it’s important to call ahead. And if you’re not quite ready to sit down and sip in a public area, then check out the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, which has amended its events and activities to ensure everyone’s health and safety this year.