• Escarpment views decked out in glorious fall colours ✔️
  • Fabulous shopping for a holiday head start ✔️
  • Fresh and fun farm-to-table experiences ✔️

Exploring the communities of Halton Hills, it’s easy to forget that you’re so close to Canada’s largest city. The small-town charm of communities like Georgetown, Acton and Milton, paired with the relaxed rural vibe of the surrounding area make a fall day here feel like you are hundreds of miles away from the hustle and bustle of Toronto.

Take It Outside

The Niagara Escarpment offers killer views in any season, but fall is when this ancient rocky wonder really struts its stuff. Hiking, biking and rock-climbing options abound at Conservation Halton’s seven parks. Terra Cotta Conservation Area, with its award-winning wetland, is another excellent option for a few hours of exploring.

Do Something Unexpected

The community of Norval, which was once home to famous Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, is a must-visit destination for Anne of Green Gables fans. A stunning sensory garden created in her honour is available for visitors to explore that includes a Children’s Garden of The Senses. This magical place has unique spaces designed to stimulate the senses, including sundials, water features, reading rocks, hopscotch stepping stones, balancing logs and more.

Stock The Trunk With Fall Flavours

For thousands of years, the Niagara Escarpment has been feeding the farm fields and orchards of Halton Hills an abundance of minerals that create truly sensational produce. Taste the difference for yourself in a freshly picked apple from Chudleighs, apples, corn and pumpkins from Springridge Farm or the area’s many weekly Farmer’s Markets. Guests can harvest apples and pumpkins at Andrews Scenic Acres Farm Market, along with a full crop of fun including the corn walk, wagon rides, playground, animal corral, mini straw maze and straw mountain climb!

Score One-of-a-kind Finds

Looking to get a head start on holiday shopping? Don’t let the name fool you, Toronto Premium Outlets is actually located just off Highway 401 in Halton Hills. Score amazing deals from designer brands including Aritzia, Prada, Burberry, Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Rudsak, Ted Baker, Tory Burch and Under Armour.

If you prefer shopping at a slower pace, the unique retailers of  Downtown Georgetown, Downtown ActonDowntown Milton offer an experience that’s delightfully different than a trip to the mall.

Sip Something New

Craft beer continues to have a strong following in Halton Hills. Stop by to see what the locals love at Orange Snail Brewers and Third Moon Brewing in Milton and Furnace Room Brewery in Georgetown. Andrews’ Winery’s award-winning strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, apple and currant wines also make for fabulous fall sipping.

Settle In For A Tasty Meal

With so many markets, bakeries and cafés to choose from, narrowing options down to just one place to stop for a meal can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve crafted this Halton Hills picnic itinerary that calls out the best places in the region to pick up tasty treats as you’re out and about on your travels. After spending a few hours building your best basket, all that’s left to do is roll out the picnic blanket and enjoy an alfresco meal with a view!

Explore A Little More

Round out your Halton Hills itinerary with additional ideas from Downtown Georgetown, Downtown Acton, Downtown Milton. When you’re finished exploring Halton Hills, take a delightful little detour on your way home through nearby Oakville. Check out our recommendations for things to do while you’re there.

Find new ways to play in Hamilton Halton Brant this fall. Explore available experiences, take advantage of special offers and discover the amazing events that will be taking place while you’re in town.

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Furnace Room Brewery Tour and Tasting

Furnace Room Brewery

1 Elgin Street, Georgetown, Ontario, L7G 3M2

Now thru December 31

Team Building Activities

studio k2

156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

Contact the studio directly to schedule

Now thru December 31

Browndale Farm Tour

Browndale Farm and Market

740 West Dumfries Road, Paris, Ontario

Book on your own time

Now thru December 31

Figure Drawing for Beginners

studio k2

270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 6N4

Our experiences are offered in studio at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, ON

December 13

Christmas Centrepieces DIY Workshop

Fora Outdoor Living, 591 Fiddlers Green Road Hamilton, ON L9G 3L1

Date & Time: Dec 13th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Workshop Price: $69.99 + Taxes

Now thru January 1

Museums Burlington Online Galleries

Joseph Brant Museum

1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

Now thru December 31

Traveling Art Retreats

studio k2

156 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 5X2

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Now thru December 7

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. General admission by donation (Suggested $7 per...

Now thru December 31

Rum and Chocolate Pairing

Manns Distillery

581 West Street Brantford, Ontario

Book on your own time, requires a group of 8 or more

Now thru December 31

Watercolour Painting and Drawing Instruction for all Levels with Marlene Madole

The Williams Mill Creative Arts Studios

515 Main Street, Glen Williams (Halton Hills), ON, L7G 3S9

For scheduled 1-Day Workshops and Classes, or to talk about Private or Semi-Private Lessons, call...

Now thru December 31

Visiting Westfield

Westfield Heritage Village

1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON, L0R 1X0

Now thru January 7

Winter Past Times

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E5

Dates & Times: Nov 28th, 2023 - Jan 7th, 2024, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Ticket Prices:...

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