• 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.

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 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!

If picnics arn’t your style, browse the full list of patios open for dining with Halton Hills new Al Fresco in the Hills program, offering ongoing support to local restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments.

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.


Halton Hills Looks Forward To Seeing You Safely

As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to change, a minute or two of extra planning is an important step in ensuring hiccup-free fall adventures. Follow the latest travel guidelines for your community and any communities you plan to visit. Check with the places you plan to go to in advance to see if reservations or activity bookings are required. On the day of your trip, do a quick check to verify the places on your agenda are open and serving visitors in the way you’re expecting.

Don’t forget to share pictures of your Halton Hills adventures with us by tagging them with #greatcanadiandaytrip.

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5234 Kelso Road Milton, ON L9E 0C6

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Lake to Longhouse Private Tour

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3115 Conservation Road Milton, ON

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Slither & Crawl Private Adventure Tour

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Milburough Line Campbellville, ON

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16 Old Guelph Road, Burlington, ON

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Family Fun Day: Nature Rocks

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Yoga In The Park- Presented by Modo Yoga Milton

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5234 Kelso Road Milton, ON L9E 0C6

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AGH Exhibition – Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947-1962

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

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Hamilton Architecture Crawl

Tourism Hamilton

28 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K1

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Rock Climbing

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7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Rattlesnake Point from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, $200 + HST

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Vultures View Climbing Tower

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5234 Kelso Road Milton, ON L9E 0C6

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AGH – Touch Tour

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

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Spencer Gorge Hiking Experience

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838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9G 4X1

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Now thru October 15

Paris to Brant – Grand River Day trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Start at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris; Various times available; Canoe - $ /...

October 18

Family Fun Day: I Spy (Nature Edition)

Royal Botanical Gardens

16 Old Guelph Road

Starts at 2:00 pm for approx 2+ hours. Fee: $12 Child (4 to 12 years),...

Now thru September 27

Hamiltonian Tour Boat

Hamilton Waterfront – Pier 8

47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4

Departure Times: 12:00pm -- 1:00pm -- 2:00pm -- 3:30pm -- 4:30pm -- 5:30pm -- Note:...

Now thru October 30

Eagle Eye Archery

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road Milton, ON L9E 0C6

$15/person + HST and gate admission - Adults $6.50, Seniors $5.00, Children (5-14) $5.00, Children...

Now thru October 30

90 Minute Nature Cruise

Grand River Dinner Cruises

36 Brant County Road 22 Caledonia, Ontario, N3W 2G9

Available: Saturday & Sunday - Times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m....

October 13 - November 30

Soup Bowl 2020

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

Fee: $55, $50 (members)

Now thru October 12

SIX SPOT TOURS – WESTFIELD VILLAGE

Westfield Heritage Village

1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton, ON L0R 1X0

Tickets must be pre-booked by phone. Admission prices:  $15.00 per vehicle to visit the conservation...

Now thru October 6

Yoga at the Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Fee: $15 per class + Service Fee (Members 10% off*) Date & Time: Tuesdays, Aug 18,...

Now thru November 15

Mindfulness Walks

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Sundays, 10 to 11 a.m. Fee: $15 per walk + Service Fee (Members 10% off*)...

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