As the trees begin to turn across Ontario’s Highlands, we’re treated to the brilliant harmony that is autumn – nature’s true masterpiece. Whether you’re searching for the crisp smell of fall dancing on a cool breeze, looking to awaken your soul with the rich colours overtaking the forests, or hoping to indulge your taste buds with the hearty flavours of the season, Ontario’s Highlands has something for every sense. As fall sweeps across the region, leaving a richness in its wake, our trails and lookouts are painted with new colours, our unique retreats become cozier, our flavours turn warmer, and our communities are inspired to celebrate the beauty of the season. Come wander Ontario’s Highlands this season and fall head over heels for fall – you’ll be glad you did.
Pack your cable knit and embrace the crisp days and cool nights of fall by cozying up at one of Ontario’s Highlands’ unique bed and breakfasts. Wander the maple forest to have your breath taken away by the colours surrounding you and discover how maple syrup is made during a stay at The Deakins B&B. Escape the chilly night with a dip in the hot tub during a visit Stouffer Mill B&B and enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view from the rooftop solarium while you soak your worries away.
Celebrate the flavours of fall and indulge in rich local offerings from across Ontario’s Highlands. Visit The Apple Store at Cooney Farms to experience the country way of life and enjoy the epitome of fall fruit – apples! Smell the sweet scent of fresh apple cider, pick your perfect pumpkin, and feel the crunch of crisp leaves beneath you as you test your luck at the corn maze. Searching for the sweetest of autumn flavours? Feel your insides warm and your heart fill with joy as you bite into decadent apple crisp or sip on a pumpkin spiced latte at Hidden Goldmine Bakery.
Celebrate the splendor of fall by surrounding yourself with the fiery forests, dancing leaves and shades of autumn that inspire the greatest of artists. Grab your paddle and get a different perspective of the fall colours, mirrored against still water. Meet with local artisans and unearth unique wares while venturing through breathtaking scenery during the Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour October 8-10. Looking to get your heart pumping? Celebrate the arts, culture, and flavours of the region while exploring the beauty of the area during Hike Haliburton September 22-25.
The colours of fall offer the perfect backdrop for celebrations to be had and thanks to be given. Indulge in the rich golden and amber hues of the backroad breweries across Ontario’s Highlands. Raise a glass to the local hops harvest with friends and feel the warmth created by local flavours and artful crafters at Perth Brewery or Whitewater Brewing Company.
Fall marks a harmonious time of year, when sights and scents blend together, creating a treat for the spirit. Breathe in the true beauty of the season as you gaze across a sea of colour from the top of Dorset Tower. Let the breathtaking view from Eagle’s Nest in Bancroft be your reward for hiking to the top Bancroft or feel the warmth of the season lift you up as you sore over the trees during a fall chairlift ride at Calabogie Peaks Resort.