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 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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Now thru July 27

Wandering Wellness Adventure Series

Up Yoga & Wellness

100 Dundas St. East, Paris Ontario

Dates and Times: Jul 13th and July 27th - 10:30am to 4:30pm Price: $250/person (save...

Now thru December 19

Trivia Nights at the Arlington

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Dates and Times: every Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Max 6 people per team, must...

Now thru August 28

Lets go Birding! (for Beginners)

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Dates and Time: Jul 10th, Jul 21st, Aug 1st, Aug 24th, Aug 28th - 9:00am...

Now thru August 18

Pick Your Own Blueberries at Northfield Blueberries

Northfield Blueberries

101 Middle Townline Rd, Scotland, ON N0E 1R0

Picking Season: mid-Jul to mid-Aug Call ahead to check picking conditions!

Now thru November 15

Grand Experiences: Big Creek Eco-Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Date & Times: Every day, starting at 9:00am Price: varies depending on choice of boat

Now thru September 17

Datenight Painting for 2 at Studio K2

studio k2

The Cotton Factory, DyeWorks Building, 9 Landsdowne Avenue, Hamilton

Date & Time: Third Saturday every month, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Workshop Price: $135/couple +HST includes...

Now thru August 18

Pick Your Own Blueberries at The Blueberry Patch

The Blueberry Patch

289 Brant County Hwy 53, Brant, ON N0E 1A0

Picking Season: mid-Jul to mid-Aug Call ahead to check picking conditions!

Now thru November 15

Grand Experiences: Grand Voyageur

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River Street North, Paris

Dates and Times: Offered every day, starting at 9:00am or 1:30pm - book ahead! Price:...

Now thru October 20

Sound Bath Meditation Experience

Staycation Beach and Boat Rentals Inc.

Beachway Park, 1100 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington

Dates: Multiple days throughout the summer Price: Single Pass - $69.95, 3 Pass - $180,...

Now thru September 17

Expressive Abstract Painting Party with Studio K2

studio k2

The Cotton Factory, DyeWorks Building, 9 Landsdowne Avenue, Hamilton

Date & Time: Third Wednesday each month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Workshop Price: $50/person +HST

Now thru December 31

A Taste of Paris – Sip, Savour & Shopping

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour includes three tasting locations with timed stops to make your day...

Now thru October 20

Grand River Rafting: Five Oaks Trip (Self-Guided)

Grand River Rafting Company

119 Jennings Rd, Brantford

Date & Times: Various across Seasons and Days Price: $35 to $50 per person depending...

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