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 and near Toronto. 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 affordable & fun fall activities to do in and near Toronto.
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.
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 beautiful terrain where you are the driver. You can even get to speeds of about 42km/h!
While Canada’s largest Bavarian Festival is taking a different form this year, it’s still committed to bringing as many festivities to you through virtual events, small gatherings, and some very special contests. Enjoy delicious Bavarian cuisine from local restaurant partners as well.
Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival
Welcoming the 47th annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival. Book your in-person heritage tour as part of your fall-time activities for $8, which is wonderfully affordable. Tickets are for October 8 to 11, which you must purchase to reserve a spot!
Knox Pumpkin Farm
Opening on September 18 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.
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 1 to October 31.
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.
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. Grab your tickets for $20 starting September 24 to October 31.
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.
Check out the Toronto Islands during the fall for a beautiful view of the Toronto skyline. Be sure to bundle up as it can get quite chilly near the water. A perfect spot to have a picnic and chill out!
Johnston’s Cranberry Farm
Johnston’s Cranberry Farm at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is located about two hours away from Toronto. This cranberry farm has things to do all year round! This fall you can take a wagon tour, see the harvest, visit the Cranberry Café, or take the insta-worthy Cranberry Plunge, where you actually go into a cranberry marsh!
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