By: Julianne McDonald
Halton Fall Activities
Tags: Halton, Fall, Events, Family, Fun, Realtor,
It’s finally fall!
My absolute favourite time of year. Cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and delicious comfort foods. One of the best things about fall is the harvest, doing apple and pumpkin picking with my family, and dressing up for Halloween!
I wanted to do a blog to showcase all the fun things there is to do in the Halton Region during the fall season. I love participating in the family friendly events put on by the community, or a local farm, or taking in the natural beauty of the escarpment.
Here are my top 5 Fall activities:
One of the absolute best things about living in Halton are the beautiful parks and greenspaces. Two of my favourite hikes are Rattlesnake Point and Mt. Nemo. The views are absolutely stunning, and you can see for miles as you hike along the edge of the escarpment. It’s especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves start to change. They have different hiking routes, and ranges of difficulty depending on your fitness level or timing, so it’s great for the whole family. If you haven’t been, I really urge you to check it out. If you’re around this weekend, they are hosting a “Hops and Harvest” festival at Kelso Conservation area where local food, beverage and market vendors will be coming together to sell their goods. Oct 1-3, 2021. Link below.
- Checking out Conservation Halton Parks
My 5 year-old son loves this event, and I have to admit, so do I! The event is located at Country Heritage Park in Milton (8560 Tremaine Road). You drive through 2.5km (slowly) of incredible pumpkin carvings and sculptures, and lights displays. I don’t want to give away too much, you just have to see it for yourself! I highly recommend booking your tickets online ahead of the event. It’s very popular and sells out very quick. I would plan for about 45 mins to an hour for the drive through. Buy tickets at the link below:
- Pumpkins After Dark (drive through) in Milton
This is a great spot to bring the family, especially if you have little ones like I do. There are a ton of great photo opportunities – especially in their flower & sunflower patch! Plus, playgrounds, miniature village, small petting zoo and weekend tractor rides for the kids… yes, for the kids ??. They also have a small farm market where you can purchase produce and the most delicious pies and butter tarts! I love this farm as I find it a little less crowded than some of the other entertainment farms around, but there’s still lots to keep my little guy entertained. If interested please visit:
- U-Pick Pumpkins at Andrew’s Scenic Acres, Milton
They just completed this trail, and it is beautiful. I may be a bit biased as I live in Georgetown, but it’s worth the trek if you’re coming from other areas of Halton. I love grabbing a coffee from Silver Creek Coffee Haus (yum!) and strolling through the trails taking in the fall colours.
- Hungry Hollow Trail, Georgetown
I love the Royal Botanical Gardens any time of year, but the Pumpkin Hollow event is a stand-out for me. You get to stroll around the rock garden as it’s lit-up by jack-o-lanterns. They also typically have live entertainment, yummy treats and other family friendly activities. Event runs this year from October 22-24th. I would recommend getting tickets early as this event sells out quick!
- Pumpkin Hollow, RBG, Burlington
There are tons of activities you can participate in in the Halton Region, I could go on and on. There’s a reason I chose to live here! I hope you and yours have a wonderful fall season, and as always, I’m here if you have any questions about real estate or moving to the area !