10 Affordable & Fun Fall Activities To Do In Toronto & The GTA

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Need some ideas and inspiration to kickstart the Fall season? There are plenty of affordable, activities to get involved in as well as beautiful scenery in Toronto and the GTA. Although you may be a little sad that you can no longer enjoy some poolside lounging in Ontario, the fall time definitely has its perks with gorgeous leaves and cozy vibes. 

Here are 10 affordable & fun fall activities to do in Toronto & the GTA.

Albion Hills Conservation Area

Located in Caledon, take a hike, a run, or even a bike ride around the beautiful area and breathe in the fresh air. Have a picnic surrounded by the colour changing leaves. Obsessed with the area? Grab your tent and take a camping trip for a couple of nights.

Leslieville Farmers’ Market

A fresh produce farmers market is just what you need for the fall time. Free to enter, browse around veggies, fruits, and more. Get fresh ingredients to begin your pumpkin spiced baking, or even grab yummy goodies that are ready to eat. Open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also check out the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market, Anette Village Famers’ Market, or the virtual Junction Farmers’ Market.

Leslieville Oktoberfest

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Leslieville Oktoberfest

Leslieville Oktoberfest is officially happening! In collaboration with The Collective and Radical Brewing Co., The Burren Pub will be hosting this awesome fest on September 26. Grab your pre-sale tickets and enjoy 2 pints of beer along with a huge food platter which includes smoked pock hock, sausages, soft pretzels, potatoes, and a demi-glace. Sounds like a great time to me. Also check out The Burren Pub’s and The Collective’s Instagram accounts for ticket giveaways.

Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Check out this mountain coaster just a few hours from Toronto in Blue Mountain where you can explore a beautiful terrain where you are the driver. You can even get to speeds at about 42km/h!

Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival

Welcoming the 46th annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival. Book your heritage tour as part of your fall-time activities for $10, which is wonderfully affordable. Tickets are for October 9 to 12. You can even check out the festival virtually from September 12 to October 7 where you can view the vendors online and make purchases from your home.

Knox Pumpkin Farm

Opening on September 28 for some pumpkin patch fun in Hampton, Knox Pumpkin Farm has you covered for a great fall activity. Enjoy wagon rides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, farm animals, and more for $10 per ticket.

Martino Manor

Another idea for affordable fall activities is Martino Manor in Etobicoke. If you love all things spooky and scary, you’ll love walking through the manor or the outdoor maze — you never know what lurks around the next corner! Prices are $19.99 per person and the Martino Manor is open every weekend starting October 2 to November 1.

The Apple Orchard Inc.

The Apple Orchard Inc. is ready for you to do some picking. Open Thursday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., grab some delicious apples and enjoy. Use this as an opportunity to put your baking skills to the test — there’s nothing like a spiced apple pie to put you in the mood for fall.

Pumpkinferno

Want to walk through an outdoor art exhibit full of 7,000 carved pumpkins? Now’s your chance. Breathtakingly gorgeous carved pumpkins lit all night long down a kilometer long path at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg. Dates and times will be announced shortly, so keep checking the site for more info.

Grape Escape Wine Tours

A lover of wine? Head on over to Wine Country, Niagara-On-The-Lake and have fun on a bike wine tour. For $35, you get your own rental bike and a map of the local wineries to explore.

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