Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are in full swing, temperatures have dropped, and the leaves are falling. The most beautiful season in Ontario has emerged: Fall.
Wondering what you should do to live it up this season? Checkout these fun ideas that are sure to get you into the Fall spirit.
Stroll through an apple orchard
What better way to enjoy the season than by sinking your teeth into a fresh crisp apple? Ontario is loaded with apple orchards, so there are a ton of options if you want to make it a road trip or stay close to the city. Orchards within an hour from the city include Brooks Farms in Mount Albert, Dixie Orchards and Albion Orchards in Caledon, and Orchalaw Farms in Brampton, among others.
Get your Fall on at Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brick Works is one of Toronto’s most unique spots. Go shopping at the Evergreen Garden Market or take a guided tour through Evergreen’s beautiful grounds. Their farmers market shut down for the season on November 5, but the beautiful scenery and extensive hiking trails make Brick Works a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Whatever you do, the pretty Fall colours alone are enough to get you into the pumpkin spice spirit.
Take a drive through Forks of the Credit Road
This is a great way to appreciate Ontario’s beauty this Fall season. On the Forks of the Credit Road, the road dips, winds, climbs, and spirals through breathtaking orange, red, and yellow forests, fresh Fall air and soothing waters.
The only expense here is gas, and you’re looking at about a 50 minute drive one way, so pack a thermos of hot cocoa and make a day trip out of it.
Hit the One of a Kind Show & Sale
One of a Kind has been providing a place for maker and buyers to come together for handmade excellence since 1975. The Christmas edition of the show and sale starts November 24 and features much more than just winter wear and crafts.
Check out a few concerts
Fall is FULL of sweet concerts to checkout, with November dates lined up for the likes of Wintersleep, K. Flay, Thee Oh Sees, Conor Oberst, Brendan Canning, and Stevie Nicks. For details, checkout our concert listings.
Celebrate hockey history on Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Former Toronto Maple Leafs coach and general manager Pat Quinn will be one of this year’s inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, November 14. Quinn will be joined by former Maple Leaf and Toronto hockey legend Eric Lindros.
Plans for the weekend include the annual Hall of Fame game between the Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers, a fan forum, autograph signing, and a legends game. It all kicks off Friday, November 11.
Get a jump on the holidays at the Christmas Market
If it seems like winter holiday decorations hit stores shelves as soon as the Halloween candy came down it’s because that’s exactly what happened. The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District begins November 18 and features the best in food, drink, shopping, and entertainment with free admission Tuesday-to-Friday and a $6.00 charge on weekends.
Rent a cozy Airbnb
This cozy Toronto cottage offers a getaway close to home. With a wood burning stove, a designated yoga space, old fashioned décor, and steps away from Kensington Market, this listing offers a complete Fall cabin experience without leaving the city.
Catch the fireworks at the Cavalcade of Lights
Toronto’s official Christmas tree lights up on Saturday, November 26, at Nathan Phillips Square. The spectacular fireworks show is always a late Fall highlight. There’s also a skating party and performances.
Indulge yourself at the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo
Mark November 17-20 on your calendars as the The 22nd annual Gourmet Food and Wine Expo goes at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Sample the best in wine, craft beer, international delicacies, gourmet cuisine and more. Tickets start at $25 and a $80 weekend pass is available.
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