The unpredictability of late-fall weather can make planning outdoor excursions a little tricky. Within a few hours, things can shift from balmy sweater weather to the season’s first flurries. That’s no reason to hole up inside, though! Here are some excellent options for outdoor fun to enjoy no matter what weather Mother Nature sends our way during those final weeks of fall.

Cast A Line

Get the gear and the guidance you need to spend an afternoon fly fishing the Grand River in Paris right through November. Fly Water Guiding is offering a five-hour Introduction to Spey Casting course that will demystify spey casting, lines, and fly presentation and help you get started fishing with confidence. Get more details.

Grand River, Paris

Walk The Bruce Trail’s Waterfalls

Fall rains make autumn a wonderful time of year to catch Hamilton’s waterfalls in all their gushing glory. Choose from our collection of self-guided trips or Grand Experiences’ all-inclusive five-day Bruce Trail Waterfall Walking Tour, which includes an expert guide, shuttle service to and from hiking points, meals and accommodations. Get more details.

Ti One On

Even the nastiest fall weather doesn’t stop Hamilton Ti-Cats fans from enjoying their home games. This fall’s home games are about so much more than the touchdowns and tackles with all kinds of fun for the whole family at Tim Hortons Field, including live music at Canada’s largest outdoor bar, a Family Zone with the Stripes’ Jungle playground, Families On The Field opportunities, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and more. Get more details.

Pick A Day For One Last Paddle

Chilly fall waters are uninviting, but Grand Experiences’ expert guides and excellent rental gear will help ensure you stay on top of the Grand River instead of in it!  Excellent trip options available this fall include The Grand Canoe Camping Experience, Experience The Grand Package, Pedal & Paddle Canadian Adventure, Voyage Of The Iroquois and Mohawk Run. Get more details. 

Grand River, Brant

Eat And Explore

Tasty Road Trips offers self-guided tours, including Explore Paris Like A Local, Home of #99: A Brantford & Paris Tasting Adventure, A Day By The Grand – Paddle, Taste & Tour that include lots of time to take in local nature trails and scenic views in between all the delicious stops. Get more details.

Explore Hilton Falls By Bike

Hilton Falls Conservation Area offers excellent mountain biking on six different trails. As its name suggests, The Bent Rim trail is perfect for those looking for a technical two-wheeled challenge. Red Oak Trail offers a more relaxed ride around the reservoir. Get more details.

Strap On Some Skates

Hamilton Waterfront’s Pier 8 Outdoor Rink serves up fun skating all year round. There is recreational roller skating during warmer weather, and when winter arrives, it becomes an ice rink.

Should winter weather arrive early, Burlington’s 10,000 square-foot Rotary Centennial Pond with year-round water feature offers ice-skating on an artificial ice surface. Harmony Square in downtown Brantford is home to another wonderful outdoor rink. Weather permitting, Conservation Hamilton also offers ice skating at Valens Lake and Fifty Point. Check their Ice Status before you go to verify that the ice is safe for skating.

Pier 8, Hamilton

Keep On Camping

While many campsites shut down for the season at Thanksgiving, Valens Lake Conservation Area offers campsites on a first-come, first-served basis all fall and winter long. The cozy cabins at Chiefswood Park are another excellent option for campers who don’t want to brave cooler fall temperatures in a tent.

Find even more ways to get outside and enjoy the final weeks of fall with our suggestions for cyclinghikinggolf and more.

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Private Paint Nights

studio k2

156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

Contact the studio directly to schedule

Now thru December 31

Guided Tour

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Guided Tours available for a minimum of 15 people, maximum of 75. For larger groups,...

Now thru October 31

Introductory Rock Climbing & Rapelling

Zen Climb

3A Marilyn Ave.Toronto, ON M1S 1B9

Pre-requisites: Being able to walk up a flat of stairs independently. Durations: 8 hours in...

August 8 - 11

Summer Camp (Ages 7-12): August 8 – August 11

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

AGE: Child, START/END: August 8 to August 11 (four-day week), TIME: 9 AM to 4...

July 17 - 21

Junior Potters Guild (Teens): July 17 – July 21

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

AGE:Teen, START/END: July 17 to July 21TIME: 9 AM to 4 PM, MEMBER COST: $275.00,...

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Art Retreats

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156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

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Puddicombe Estate Winery Tour: 5oz Wine Train

Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

1468 HWY 8, Winona, ON, L8E 5K9

Price: $17.95. Duration: 1 hour. ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS.

June 4 - September 1

Mindful Paddle & Floating Meditation

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

June 2 - October 26

Ghost Walks: Downtown Hamilton Tour

Ghost Walks

82 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9

Fri Jun 2nd, Fri Jun 16th, Fri Jun 30th, Fri Jul 14th, Fri Aug 4th,...

Now thru December 31

The Downtown Flashback Tour

Downtown Milton BIA

251 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 1P1

Free of charge

July 1 - October 31

Baby Goats!

Triple C Farm

500 Carluke Road West, Ancaster, ON, Canada, L9G 3L1

June 1 - October 1

Adult Garden Herbs Program

Lucy Maud Montgomery Children’s Garden for the Senses

477 Guelph Street, Norval, Ontario L0P 1K0, Canada

Programs run June through September (weather permitting). Programs are age and ability appropriate. Programs last...

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