With signature landscapes such as the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail, and the nearby Grand River, Halton Region beckon visitors near and far to enjoy the fall season. These beautiful landscapes give way to fun outdoor activities, heritage sites, and vibrant city life. Here are 25 fun activities to enjoy fall in and around Halton Region.
For more Fall colour hikes, see 26 of the Best Nature Parks and Hiking Spots in the Halton Region
1. Bronte Creek Provincial Park
The best trees to enjoy changing leaf colours are Red and Sugar Maple trees and Bronte Creek Provincial Park is full of them (and also hosts maple syrup festival in spring). Hike one of the five trails that showcase the natural beauty of the park. The turn-of-the century Spruce Lane Farm House surrounded by hues of red and yellow make for great Fall pictures.
Address: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville
2. Pick apples at Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm
Chudleigh’s was opened in the late 60s and has offered all to enjoy country life and to pick their own apples in the fall season. This farm is a place to make happy memories and lose yourself in nature.
Address: 9528 Regional Road 25, Halton Hills
3. Pick a pumpkin at Dyment’s Pumpkin Patch
Owned and operated by the Dyment family since 1887, this county farm offers farm fun for the entire family, incredible scenery, and an opportunity to pick your own pumpkin.
Address: 416 Fallsview Rd E, Dundas
4. Visit Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery
Address: 1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek
5. Spend a day at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area
The Terra Conservation Area is an environmentally-significant area that is found near the Credit River Valley. Here, many go on outdoor learning programs and discover over 12 kilometres of trails on foot or by bike.
Address: 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd, Halton Hills
6. Go rock climbing with ONE AXE Pursuits
ONE AXE Pursuits offers ziplining, rock climbing, and rappelling in Elora. Take on challenging activities in the outdoors while you explore the historic town, or even choose to do personalized lessons with seasoned experts.
Address: 24 Henderson St, Elora
7. Do the Escarpment Walk Aerial Course at the Kelso Conservation Area
The Kelso Conservation Area is not only home to incredible fall colors and nature spots, it is also home to the Kelso Challenge Course – an aerial course that includes many elements to challenge you physically high up in the air. You can also take a chairlift ride up the escarpment and admire the changing colours from above the treetops at Kelso Conservation Area
Address: 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton
8. Go camping at the Pine Valley Park Campground Resort
Spend a weekend camping at the Pine Valley Park Campground Resort, a place which offers comfortable camping spaces and over 100 activities for the family to enjoy. From family BBQs to places to relax, there is something for all.
Address: 955 Valens Road, Branchton
Go canoeing on the Grand River
With Canoeing the Grand, you can experience canoeing, kayaking, or tubing on the winding Grand River and enjoy the scenic beauty of your surroundings.
Address: 3734 King St E, Kitchener
9. Pick a spot on the True Brew Path
The Halton Region is filled with craft cideries, breweries, and wineries, and the True Brew Path is the perfect way to explore them. Some interesting spots include the Collective Arts Brewery – a grassroots beer company, and the artisanal hard cider company – the West Avenue Cider House.
10. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens is known as a top destination for fall colors and a fall nature experience. Captivating gardens, trails, and incredible flora and fauna surround you when you make your way through the gardens.
Address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington
11. Cycle Hamilton’s Waterfront
Hamilton’s Waterfront is part of the lengthy 50km HamBur loop. The waterfront trail is 7.5 kilometres and follows the Hamilton Harbour past Cootes Paradise and over to HMCS Haida.
12. Go to the Pumpkins After Dark Drive Thru Event
The Pumpkins After Dark event is a drive-thru event to accommodate the 2020 year and allow all to still enjoy pumpkin displays for Halloween. Pumpkins are hand-carved in craft pumpkins using 2D and 3D techniques.
Address: 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton
13. Take some fall classes at Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Glenhyrst Gardens is a 16-acre landscaped park that offers a gallery with fine art exhibitions, guided tours, and classes. Fall classes include watercolor painting, oil painting, acrylic painting, and a story writing class.
Address: 20 Ava Rd, Brantford
14. Check out Silver Creek Conservation Area
This large conservation area spans 1080 acres and features a part of the popular Bruce Trail. You’ll find wonderful natural features like escarpment rocks, green forests, and an active wilderness.
Address: Fallbrook Trail & Side Rd 27, Halton Hills
15. Ride horses at the Fallbrook Trail Ranch
The Fallbrook Trail Ranch offers horseback riding trails and lessons on the Niagara Escarpment. It is the best destination to get outside, try something new, or take a relaxing ride on a trail.
Address: 14097 Ninth Line, Georgetown
16. Explore the Hanes Corn Maze
The Hanes Corn Maze is described as a human-sized puzzle carved into corn stalks. It involves finding checkpoints, solving puzzles, and finding your way out of the maze.
Address: #1001 HWY #5 West, Dundas
17. See the Smokey Hollow Waterfall
This beautiful ribbon waterfall is set in a leafy, colorful fall setting (during the season) that is 10 metres tall. Hiking can go up the rugged footpath and walk around a section of the Bruce Trail.
Address: 80 Mill St S, Waterdown
18. Visit the Kacaba Vineyards Winery
Featured in the National Post, the Kacaba Vineyards Winery offers a chance to view their wonderful winery, as well as taste some award-winning wines along with a wine and food pairing menu.
Address: 3550 King St., Vineland
19. Pick up a fall drink at the Southpaw Coffee Bar and Cafe
The Southpaw Coffee Bar and Cafe is an ideal cozy fall hangout spot to enjoy a fall drink and a delicious baked good. Their menu includes chai latte and apple chai, freshly baked scones, and date chocolate bars.
Address: 221 Miller Dr, Georgetown
20. Take a walking tour in Burlington
Art and the City is Burlington’s downtown public art walking tour. It is a self-guided tour that takes you around the best sights and public art around the city. Some stops include the Peace Memorial Statue, the Terry Fox Monument, and Poetic Moments.
21. Explore the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area
The Eramosa Karst is classified by its underground caves and passages and significant geological features. As a fall activity, you can hike over 7 kilometres of trails, bridges, and boardwalks through forests and meadows.
Address: Upper Mt Albion Rd, Stoney Creek
22. Head on the Great Pumpkin Trail
The Great Pumpkin Trail involves a trail of hundreds of candlelit jack-o-lanterns through Hendrie Park. Lots of entertainment opportunities and special guests are around to add to the experience and make this family-friendly event memorable.
Address: Hendrie Park, Royal Botanical Gardens
23. Get pampered at Epiphany Spa
Explore over 100 serves and world-class spa treatments at the Epiphany Spa, a spa full of elegant rooms to enjoy luxury spa packages, wellness treatments, and beauty treatments.
Address: 1400 Cornwall Rd, Unit 15, Oakville
24. Take a workshop at the Dundurn National Historic Site
The Dundurn National Historic Site is a 40-room Italianate-style villa that was built in the early 1800s. Here, you can experience craft, gardening, and cooking workshops set in a beautiful historic site.
Address: 610 York Blvd, Hamilton
25. Contribute to the Soup Bowl Fundraiser
The Soup Bowl Fundraiser is a fundraiser that aims to support local restaurants. From October 13th through the month of November, choose a handcrafted bowl and grab your bag of vouchers and accessories, and pick up a soup at a restaurant of choice.