Has the change in seasons got you feeling ready to do some fall exploring around Ontario? Crisp sunny days, colourful leaves and fresh harvest flavours make fall an ideal time to get out and discover new parts of the province that are just a short drive from home. Borrow some of our favourite ways to spend a fall day.

Size Up A New-To-You Small Town

Strolling the streets and browsing the shops of a few of Hamilton Halton Brant’s small towns is a perfect way to spend a fall day. Add in a pint at a craft brewery and a visit to a nearby historic site before wrapping things up with a fabulous meal at a local restaurant, and you’ve got an easily planned itinerary that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to a land far, far away. Use our autumn adventure guides for Ancaster and Dundas, Grand River Country and Halton Hills to plan your small town stops.

Dundas Peak, Hamilton

Find A Colourful Urban Adventure

Not all Ontario cities are concrete jungles! Urban centres like Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville are home to beautiful waterfalls, incredible greenspaces, and scenic Lake Ontario shorelines. Start your day by fueling up with a decadent brunch or lunch, and then spend the afternoon on an alfresco adventure. Cycle or rollerblade on the Hamilton Beach Recreational Trail, an 8-km route the runs alongside the waterfront between Burlington and Stoney Creek. Spend a few hours taking in fabulous fall colours at Canada’s largest botanical garden. Bring a few friends along and soak in the scenery at Bronte Creek Provincial Park while playing a game of disc golf.

Downtown Oakville

Enjoy A Scenic Fall Float

Whether you choose to get out and about on Lake Ontario, make your way down the Grand River or explore one of Hamilton Halton Brant’s many inland lakes, our waterfronts set the perfect backdrop for a stunning fall day. Creative ways to get out on the water in cooler fall weather include:

Oakville Waterfront

Wander Amongst Some Waterfalls

As autumn tends to be a little rainier than the summer months, it’s a perfect time to catch our region’s many waterfalls in all their gushing glory! As you explore, please remember to follow posted rules, stay on marked trails and do not climb or bypass fencing. Use our Ancient Gorge, Urban Passage, Dundas Valley, Great Escape, Hilton Falls or Views and Vistas trip itineraries to plan your waterfall wander.

Albion Falls, Hamilton

Find A New Hiking Happy Place

Hundreds of miles of marked trails at our collection of conservation areas make it so easy to head out on a hike with scenery that you’ve never laid eyes on before. Here are three off-the-radar routes for fall hikes.

1. Head to Silver Creek Conservation Area, where a 6.5 km stretch of The Bruce Trail features a wooden bridge across Snow’s Creek, a cedar forest, and large pieces of moss-covered rock left centuries ago by a retreating glacier.

2. Unlike Conservation Halton’s busier parks, Robert Edmondson does not currently require reservations. There’s a 2-km trail through the woods and around a boardwalk that showcases colourful fall leaves reflecting on the reservoir.

3. Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area has 10 kilometres of marked nature trails winding through hardwood forests in all their fall fabulousness.

Silver Creek Conservation Area, Halton Hills

Find new ways to stay and 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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April 12 - 19

Ceramic Buttons/Stitch Markers Workshop

Monika Schaefer Pottery & Fibre Art Studio

2 Palomino Dr, Carlisle, ON a L0R 1H3

2-day workshop: Wedensday April 12 AND Wednesday April 19, 2-5pm both days, in Monika Schaefer...

Now thru June 1

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

All patrons must be 19yrs of age or older. By booking you are accepting our...

Now thru January 1

Museums Burlington Online Galleries

Joseph Brant Museum

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

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

March 26, 2023

MicroMosaic Jewellery with Heather Vollans

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9

Date: Sunday, March 26th Time: 1 pm – 4 pm Location: Coach House at Glenhyrst...

Now thru May 28

Radical Stitch

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Now thru June 1

FREE Hamilton Waterfront Tour

Tour Guys

47 Discovery Dr, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4

Now thru January 5

AGH Virtual Tours: Fridays at Four

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

April 2

Heritage Workshop: Needle Felting

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Now thru March 26, 2023

Treewalk Village in Winter

Treetop Trekking

5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0

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