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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Rafting Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

June 3

Full Moon Beach Yoga

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

$ 27 + hst Held every Full Moon 7:50 p.m. - 9 p.m. Advance Reservation...

Now thru October 20

Canoe Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

October 26

Harvest Home Breakfast

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museums

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1L8

Cost:        Adults: $16.00, Children: $8.00 (12 and under). Pre-registration required. Limited seating available. Time:        9:00...

May 25 - October 13

The Natural Path

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

December 6

Delicious Desserts: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        6:30 PM...

Now thru October 7

Behind the Scenes Tour – Curator-led

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Date:       MONDAYS April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 26, Sept. 9, Oct....

Now thru November 24

The Grand Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Now thru November 11

Voyage of the Iroquois

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Now thru November 30

Where Cultures Meet

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

November 23

First Day of Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cost:        FREE

Now thru October 15

Grand River Tuscarora Route – Glen Morris to Brant

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

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