As the warm summer temperatures begin to take a dive and the Fall chill fills the air, it can be easy to get caught up in the negatives of the impending bad weather. But if you spend time lamenting summer’s end, you’ll be missing out on all that Autumn has to offer! Sure, the weather is getting cooler, and the sun is setting earlier, but the trees couldn’t look more beautiful, all dressed up in warm Fall colours. Even more, there are still many fun-filled family activities to take advantage of!
Family-run farms are great places to spend some time outdoors! Many of them offer tons of hay bales to play on and large pumpkin patches to wander through and pick your own future jack-o-lantern. You can also choose a farm with pick-your-own apples! After a few hours spent outside, you can spend a bit of time wandering through the gift shops and sampling locally made jams and dips, then warm up with some freshly made hot apple cider! Check out Spring Ridge Farm, Downey’s Farm, and Andrews’ Scenic Acres for a full list of their Fall activities.
Not really an outdoors person? That’s okay! The changing leaves make for some beautiful scenic drives. Each day, the Ontario Parks website updates the percentage of leaves that have changed colour, and lets you know the best places and times to drive through the parks. Close to home, there is a beautiful drive along the Forks of the Credit Road, in Belfountain, just north of Caledon.
Canada is a land of seasons! So start embracing the changes and go out and enjoy all the beauty that Southern Ontario has to offer!