I hate to say it but fall is right around the corner. While most of us won’t be heading south this fall or winter, I wanted to share 5 surprising things to do in South Western Ontario this fall.
I was surprised there weren’t a ton of posts about this area in the fall. So I figured why don’t I just put together a little bucket list for experiencing fall in Simcoe County. Reading this list makes me excited for the change of seasons and if you have any other suggestions let me know in the comments and I’ll include it in the next bucket list post I write.
5 Surprising Things to do in South Western Ontario this Fall
I’ve always loved this time of year in Simcoe County, from the beautiful trails to the small-town charm it’s the closest thing you’ll find to a real-life Hallmark movie. Here are 5 things you can add to your fall bucket list this year:
Take a hike on the Copeland Forest Trail
As soon as fall hits my favourite outdoor activity becomes hiking. We have a ton of beautiful hiking trails around Simcoe County and I’m working on a better guide for all our favourites that should be up in a few weeks. But for now, I wanted to share one of my all-time favourite hikes to do which is the Copeland Forest trail. It’s a perfect way to see the changing leaves, hike along hidden lakes and experience nature this fall.
Visit Coldwater for the Witches Walk
Even if Coldwater doesn’t host the Witches Walk this year, I still love visiting the small town in the fall. It reminds me of a hallmark movie during the colder months. Coldwater has a river that runs along the town, cute homes to see and adorable small town shops.
Visit the Pumpkin Inferno at Discovery Harbour
With the current state of the things, Discovery Harbour will be hosting Pumpkin Inferno. They are also open to visitors who want to walk around and visit the harbour. The whole experience takes around an hour and a half to see the tall ships, read about the history of the area and stop at Captian Robert’s Table for a bite to eat. From October 1st to 30th Discovery Harbour puts on an outdoor even called Pumpkin Inferno and it’s so fun especially for children. Highly recommend checking it out this year!
Book a stay in the Village of Blue Mountain
We’ve book a stay in the village of Blue Mountain almost every winter for snowboarding and skiing. Last year we ended up visiting in October and we had one of the best experiences! There’s so much to do for kids and adults, from attractions, activities, hiking trails, shops, heated pools, and fine dining. I suggest checking out their site for more information on everything that”s open during your stay. We can’t wait to book another stay there this fall.
Read more our Blue Mountain Guide here.
Plan a spa date in the Mountains
I’ve been to the spa’s in Banff, Vancouver, and Toronto and one of the best places is the Scandinavian Spa in Collingwood. It’s a secluded spot just outside of Blue Mountain where you can see the changing leaves while sitting in a heated hot spring after an hour-long massage. That’s basically heaven to me.
That is it for the 5 surprising things to do in South Western Ontario this fall. hope this gives you some inspiration for things to do and activities to see this year. Whether or not there will be events this year you can definitely visit the places I mentioned above by yourself or with your family and still have a fun time.
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