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Fabulous fall outings: Five fun ideas!

Brainstorming ways to get out and enjoy the beauty and unique offerings of autumn? SheKnows Canada has five fun ideas for some fall outings that are sure to leave you blissed out. Whether you want to take in the fall colours or take in some delicious harvest food, our fall outing suggestions will point you in the right direction. Zip up and head out!

girl picking apples

Visit an apple orchard

A fun and educational fall outing is a day trip to an apple orchard or apple festival. At harvest time, the orchard is an exciting place to be. Visitors might learn about different types of apples, how to properly pick them and, best of all, get to taste some of the fresh crop! There are typically some fun activities on offer, such as bobbing for apples and apple tosses, as well. Take home some apples and maybe even some apple cider. Keep the fun going later on by hitting the kitchen and whipping up a fresh apple pie!

Hay! head to the farm

A fantastic way to spend an autumn day is to visit a pumpkin farm to pick out a perfect orange orb to carve for Halloween or to bake in a pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Such fall outings may also involve hay rides, petting farm animals, corn or hay bale mazes, hay bale hopping, live entertainment, face-painting and, if you’re really lucky, a haunted barn! This is an ideal fall outing for the kids. Make it a traditional fall outing!

Fall colour drives

Each year, many Canadians anticipate the turning of the leaves at the end of summer to signal the beginning of autumn. One of the most enjoyable and relaxing fall outings is also one of the simplest just get in the car drive, and take in the breathtaking red, orange and gold hues along the tree-lined roadways.

Some provinces, such as Ontario, offer fall colour reports and pre-determined routes to choose from. Stop to take pictures, eat lunch and visit points of interest along the way. Don’t want to drive? Check out one of these Top 5 Fall Foliage Tours!

Take a walk

Another satisfying fall outing is taking a walk or hike in the great outdoors. There is nothing like experiencing the beauty of the autumn colours close up, crunching the leaves underfoot and breathing air that’s brisk and refreshing! It’s easy to find nature walks and trails anywhere in Canada even in most cities. Bring a picnic lunch in a backpack and make this fall outing a full day. If you’re looking for a hiking destination, check out these 8 Canadian hiking areas that rock!

Play fair

It’s harvest time, and visiting a fair is the perfect fall outing – who can resist candy apples and corn dogs? There is no shortage of fairs in Canada during the autumn season; they range from the larger exhibitions to the small, agricultural fairs held in many rural communities across the nation.

One can typically expect to experience rides, live music and entertainment, agricultural displays including farm animals, fresh produce, contests, rodeo events, truck and tractor pulls, food samplings, craft vendors and much more! The largest four-day agricultural fair in Canada is the Markham Fair. If a fair isn’t exactly what you are looking for, take a peek at these Top Fall Festivals in Canada!

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