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Best Fall Activities in Ontario

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When the summer heat subsides and the leaves change their color, it’s a great time to have fun outdoors. Ontario has some of the best activities for you to make the most out of this season. Here are ten things to do in the fall 2021.

Couple these ideas with the ToDoOntario Fall Leaf Colour Progression Report to help plan your activity, and your views and photography plans! 

Go On a Hike

ToDoOntario - Yours Outdoors, Husky Hike
Photo: Huskey Hike at Haliburton Forest Wildlife Reserve

Hiking is one of the best outdoor fall activities you can enjoy. Get lost in nature and explore the abundance of fantastic trails Ontario has to offer. The picturesque aerial view waiting for you at the top is surely worth the hike. On the right trail, you’re apt to find a spectacular lookout spot too! 

Places ‘To Do Hiking’ (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Haliburton Forest Wildlife Reserve, Hiking Trails & Huskie Hikes | Haliburton Highlands Trails | Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Farm and Winery | Abbey Gardens |Orillia & Lake Country Trails | Algonquin Highlands TrailsScenic Caves Natures Adventures | Blue Mountain Resort |Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours | Muskoka TrailsWye Marsh Wildlife Centre | Abbey Gardens


Try Treetop Aerial Walking

ToDoOntario - Treetop Trekking

If you’re in for some adventure-filled fall activities, treetop aerial walking may be for you! Surround yourself in nature and enjoy its spectacular views. Whether you’re with family or friends, this is an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Places ‘To Do Treetop Walking’ (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details)

Treetop Trekking Adventure Park Locations:
Barrie, Brampton, Ganaraska, Hamilton, Huntsville, Stouffville

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve Canopy Tour |Scenic Caves Nature Adventures (Suspension Bridge) | Blue Mountain Resort Timber Challenge High Ropes


Chase Waterfalls

ToDoOntario - Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours, Waterfalls & Wine Tour

Chasing waterfalls is a fun thing to do, especially in the fall. Ontario is home to the world-renowned Niagara Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America. It is the perfect time to visit these pristine waterfalls and see the stunning colors of the season.

Places ‘To Do’ Waterfalls (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours | Muskoka Waterfalls 


Experience Cranberry Harvest

ToDoOntario - Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, Cranberry Plunge

Fall is an exciting time for cranberry harvesting and there are lots of activities you can try to celebrate a fruitful harvest. Make the most out of this by doing all things cranberry, from wagon tours and trying fresh cranberries to experiencing the famous cranberry plunge.

Places ‘To Do’ Cranberry Activities (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery


Enroll in a Painting Class

ToDoOntario, Yours Outdoors Plein Air Painting Workshop

Unleash your inner artist by taking a painting class. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced painter, this activity will take your skills to the next level. It’s time to take out your paintbrush and get your creativity flowing this season.

Places ‘To Do’ Painting Activities (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Yours Outdoors Painting With Wolves | MacLaren Art Centre


Enjoy a Boat Cruise

ToDoOntario, Sunset Cruises Muskoka

Thinking of fall activities for couples? Boat cruises are a romantic way to spend time with your partner while taking in the natural scenery. You can explore Ontario through its myriad of waterways and rivers. From short boat trips to luxury cruises, there are plenty of options for you.

Places ‘To Do’ Cruises (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Island Queen – Parry Sound
Sunset Cruises – Bracebridge


Join a Winery or Microbrew Tour

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There are many reasons why you should visit vineyards and brewhouses during the fall. Aside from fewer crowds, you have a gorgeous autumn backdrop while enjoying a glass of wine or sampling a flight of beers. Ontario has great wineries and craft breweries that offer wine, beer and cider tasting and delicious food pairings. If you’re new to the craft beer scene, read the 5 Tips on Visiting Microbreweries blog for some help.

Places ‘To Do’ Winery Tours (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours Experiences: Cheese Please, Wine Too | Waterfalls & Wine Too | Hops ‘N Brew Tour
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
Adamo Estates Winery
Yours Outdoors


Go Kayaking or Canoeing

ToDoOntario - Bayview Wildwood Resort, kids kayaking

Kayaking and canoeing are not just for the summer; they are two of the best fall activities in Ontario. Discover some of Ontario’s endless waterways through self-guided adventures or guided tours. When planning your next getaway, kayaking or canoeing is definitely a must!

Places ‘To Do’ Kayaking & Canoeing (click on the partner links below to visit their website for more details and to book)

Yours Outdoors Canoe Like a Canadian Experience
Yours Outdoors Path of the Paddle

Click here for Kayaking & Canoeing Getaway Packages


Take a Fall Road Trip

During this leaf-peeping season, road trips are great fall activities for families. There are several parks or conservation areas in Ontario that are perfect for family excursions and day trips.

Visit Fall Fairs & Fall Harvest Festivals

Ontario has a multitude of fairs and festivals to celebrate the season. These fairs are held by the region’s agricultural societies. You can take advantage of the freshest produce, pick up some artisan products, and enjoy various amusement rides.

In the event of 2021 Covid-19 group event restrictions, smaller events or experiences may be the way to go. Stay tuned to the Fall Fairs page for updates and announcements. 

Explore Ontario Today

No matter what you’re looking for, Ontario has many scenic views and fun things in store for you.

In case the activities above aren’t for you, golf, biking and fishing weren’t mentioned above but are three great ways to be outdoors doing something and enjoying the fall leaf colours as your backdrop. 

Places ‘To Do’ golfing, biking or fishing

Deerhurst Resort golf course
Rocky Crest Golf Resort
Blue Mountain Resort Golfing
Blue Mountain Resort Biking
Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours Create Your Own Experience
Humdinger Bicycle Tours

Fishing Getaway Packages

In the event you’re looking for something completely new and different, consider one of these experiences:

Mill Pond Activity Centre @ Blue Mountain Resort
ToDoOntario - Blue Mountain Resort, Mill Pond Activities

Haliburton Sculpture Forest Guided Tour @ Yours Outdoors
ToDoOntario - Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Forest Sculpture Tour

Pumpkin Mania @ Rounds Ranch
ToDoOntario - Rounds Ranch - pumpkin mania

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ToDoOntarioBest Fall Activities in Ontario