Looking for a fun way to spend a fall afternoon? A harvest time trip isn’t just fun for kids. Round up your favourite foodie friends and head to Hamilton Halton Brant for a grown-up farm frolic. Here are some best bets you’re all sure to love.

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    Halton Region's Pumpkins to Pastries Trail

    The Pumpkins to Pastries Trail is a scenic driving route that makes it easier than ever to savour over 20 of Halton’s best local food, farm and fall experiences. Time your visit with one of the themed events, or explore on your own schedule at participating farm markets, restaurants, specialty retail shops and attractions. Purchase your fall Mums and decorative cabbages at DG Greenhouses, enjoy locally sourced ingredients (including a signature pumpkin dish) at Latitude Food and Drink in Georgetown, and stock up on all your favourite fall squashes at Marshall’s Real Farmer’s Market.

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    Apple Picking

    Picking your own apples is a perfect way to get out and enjoy a crisp fall morning. Choose from over 20 varieties at Brantview Apples and Cider in St. George, including Gala, Cortland, Spartan, Honeycrisp, Russet, Mutsu, Northern Spy and Golden Delicious. The farm also makes delicious non-alcoholic ciders and apple preserves. In addition to apple picking, Orchard Home Farm, also in St. George, offers pear picking and a variety of other items available for sale like honey, maple syrup, sparkling cider and fresh apple pies from their onsite bakery.

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    St. George Applefest
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    St. George Applefest

    If you’d prefer an apple experience that involves a little less labour, plan a trip to the St. George Applefest when the locals in this agricultural community gather to celebrate all things apple with baking, crafts, entertainment and more.

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    Andrews' Winery

    Fans of fruit wines and spectacular Niagara Escarpment views should definitely plan a visit to Milton’s Andrews’ Winery. Sample off dry varieties like Black Raspberry Noir and Strawberry Fields, dessert wines like Black Current Truffle and Blueberry Bouquet, as well as grape wines including Baco Noir, Rosé and Marechal Foch.

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    Ridge Road Estate Winery

    At the end of a beautiful winding road up the Niagara Escarpment you’ll find Ridge Road Estate Winery in Stoney Creek. The winery offers beautiful Bruce Trail views and a lovely tasting room and patio with complimentary wine tastings. Be sure to try their new Rosé, which is made from 100% Gamay Noir.

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    Puddicombe Estate Winery

    Puddicombe Estate Winery offers a variety of estate tours for groups visiting the winery. Their one-hour Winemaker’s Special Tasting includes three gourmet appetizers paired with two of their award-winning wines, one award-winning cider and a decadent dessert paired with a dessert wine in their private tasting room, Or get some fresh air on their Train and Tasting experience, which offers a scenic 30-minute train ride around the 100-acre estate followed by a private tasting of two wines and a cider.

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Now thru October 15

Camping at Brant Park

Brant Conservation Area

119 Jennings Road, RR #4, Brantford, ON, N3T 5L7

July 9 - 10

Children’s Longhouse and Small Pack Basket Workshop at Chiefswood Park

Chiefswood Park Cabins

1037 Highway 54 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Cabins are also available for rent for those interested. Time: 9am-4pm Cost: $225 (Half must...

June 2 - August 31

Seeing the Invisible at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Adult: $19.50 Senior: $16.50 Youth/Student: $16.50 Child age 4 to 12: $11.50 Child under 4:...

Now thru August 28

Garden Tour

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

10 to 20 Minutes. 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

Now thru September 5

Fun Farmyard at Springridge Farm

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

$12 +HST weekends and holidays $9 +HST weekdays Admission to Fun Farm Yard is per...

Now thru October 31

Camping at Kelso

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

Additional campers are $10 / person

Now thru July 3

Lake to Longhouse Tour

Conservation Halton

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON L9T 2X3, Canada

11am - 3pm

Now thru May 31

A Taste of Japan

Tourism Burlington

414 LocuStreet Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Now thru November 30

Camping at Fifty Point

Fifty Point Conservation Area

1479 Baseline Road, Winona, ON, L8E 5G4

June 1 - August 17

Growing Your Own Food: Workshops

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Fee: $20 per session or $50 for all three sessions + Service Fee (Members 10%...

July 16

Learn 10 Trees

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

9am - 12pm

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