It’s also the perfect time of year to explore the events and natural wonders that our province has to offer by taking the whole family on a weekend getaway.
If you’re looking to treat your family to a fun-filled fall weekend, look no further: here are five fall getaway destinations that are sure to delight.
Get Cozy at a Cottage Resort in Muskoka
There’s no better way to experience autumn in Ontario than by soaking up the sights and sounds of the season at a cozy cottage. But just because you don’t own a cottage of your own, doesn’t mean that cottage-ing is out of the question. The stunning Muskoka region in Central Ontario offers an array of cottage resorts and lodges where you and your family can experience fall in the most classically Canadian way.
Whether you want to relax and unwind surrounded by golden autumn foliage, or spend your getaway exploring the great Canadian outdoors from a beautiful hiking trail or a canoe or kayak, Muskoka offers up the best of the season for you and your family to enjoy.
Have an Enchanting Autumn Weekend in the GTA
Cottage country isn’t the only place to experience the wonders of the season in Ontario. The province’s dynamic Greater Toronto Area is the perfect place to enjoy all that autumn has to offer.
Start your weekend getaway with a visit to a cozy GTA café, where autumnal flavours abound in the form of rich flavoured coffees (hot chocolate for the kids!) and pumpkin-flavoured pastries. Afterwards, take the little ones on a classic autumn adventure at one of the GTA’s many farms, where the season’s earthly bounty is ready to be picked. From apples of all kinds, to pumpkins, squash and other seasonal produce, get your fill of fall fruits and vegetables.
End your weekend in the city with a day full of traditional fall fun at one of the GTA’s yearly fall fairs. Enjoy family activities, live music, artisan crafts, pettings zoos and much more!
Get into the Halloween Spirit on the St. Lawrence
October in Ontario means changing leaves, chilly winds, and Halloween!
This autumn, get into the spirit of this spooky time of year by treating the family to a ghoulish getaway in the stunning St. Lawrence region. Start with a Haunted Walk through Kingston’s old Sydenham Ward, where this fall tradition will treat you and your family to eerie tales, spooky interactive games, and heart-pumping challenges.
Afterwards, make your way to the picturesque Upper Canada Village and take a stroll through the Pumpkinferno – the award-winning, spellbinding outdoor exhibit that’s sure to leave the little ones in awe. Watch 7,000 hauntingly beautiful hand-crafted Jack-o-lantern pumpkins flicker and glow as they tell tales of Halloween haunts, mythical heroes, and storybook characters.
Soak up the Season in Ontario’s Lake Country
Just one hour north of Toronto, in the County of Simcoe, lies one of the province’s most picturesque destinations – and one that bursts with fall colours and activities.
This autumn, give your family the gift of a memorable getaway in Ontario’s Lake Country with a trip to Orillia and area. Enjoy the stunning fall foliage from the comfort of your vehicle as you soak up the colours of the season on a family driving tour. Remember: a road trip of any kind requires some preliminary prep-work, and that includes a quick review of your current auto insurance policy.
Afterwards, experience the region’s natural beauty from a different view – from a boat! Take in the stunning scenery of Ontario’s Lake Country with a leisurely boat tour through the Trent Severn Waterway.
End your Lake Country weekend getaway with a stroll through the Orillia Farmers’ Market, and fill up on fresh-picked produce, delicious baked goods, and plenty of treats for the kids.