Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

 

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October 1, 2015
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Ontario’s Bounty is ready to harvest, just in time for Thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving is coming and with that much-needed long weekend comes an opportunity to get outside and enjoy gorgeous leaves, farm-fresh apples and pumpkins and the crisp air that only comes in the fall.  Visit a farm, go on a hayride, pick apples, carve a pumpkin…do something outdoors, because the snow is not far away and we need to enjoy every last minute of the lovely weather!
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Did you know that Norfolk County is known as “Ontario’s Garden” because it grows more apples, cherries, pumpkins, strawberries, sweet corn and sweet potatoes than anywhere else in Ontario? Me either! But it seems to be a pretty good place to start with if you want to pick apples or pumpkins. Or visit Orchard Home Farm in St George for a day of apple picking. You won’t even need a ladder because they grow "Dwarf" and "Semi-dwarf" varieties, so even the little guys can add to your bushel! Leaping Deer Adventure Farm may not have apples, but it does have Oxford County's Largest Corn Maze! Get lost and then meet their animals, take a wagon ride and check out their market store.
We think of Toronto as a cosmopolitan city, but it is surrounded by fertile farmland so just 30 minutes from downtown, you can pick pumpkins and ride horses. Brooks Farms, in Mount Albert, has PYO Apples, Animals, Train Rides, a Fall Fun Festival, Pumpkins & more! And we can’t leave out Chudleighs! One of Ontario’s best-known farms due to its retail line of apple goodies, it is also a fun place to visit. With slides, animals, wagon rides and PYO or ready picked apples, it is a great family outing. Whittamore’s Farm is even closer, in Markham, and is a great place to enjoy Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival Weekends. Downey’s Farm Market in Caledon, and Forsythe Family Farms in Uxbridge are also convenient and fun places to spend a gorgeous fall day.
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Lots of good things grooo-ow-ow in this part of Ontario! Chappell Farms, near Barrie, has been a great place to spend the day for 180 years (!), with a hay/corn maze, Haunted Barn, PYO pumpkins & pumpkin festival. The Blue Mountain area is a wonderful destination for apple picking. On the escarpment above Georgian Bay, you will see massive bins filled to the brim with apples, destined for shipment all over the world and at many of the farms, you can pick your own. Try TK Ferri Orchards, in Clarksburg. A winner of an award for Agri-food innovation excellence, they have 60,000 trees on their 22 acres! And don’t forget about the Apple Pie Trail in that area. Check their website for a guide to all the apple edibles including pie, cider, chutney, apple cinnamon buns and more yummy treats!
Ottawa is another urban place with a lot of nearby rural and agricultural land. Check out Saunders Farm, just 30 minutes from downtown, with over 35 seasonally themed attractions to keep you busy including spook-tacular haunted hayrides and mazes. Originally a strawberry farm, they now have lots of options including pumpkins!  Another berry farm, Proulx Berry Farm, in Cumberland, may offer berries all summer, but they really shine with their Fall Pumpkin Fest and Mysterious Forest Hauntings! This 3rd generation farm has been providing family fun since 1920!
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Pumpkins, apples, corn mazes…all these things make us think of Thanksgiving and Fall.  Head out now to choose your Halloween pumpkin or to pick a bushel of apples to get you through the winter. Check the event calendar for the multitude of fall and pumpkin festivals too!
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Owen Sound Salmon Celebration
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Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
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Madawaska Valley Studio Tours
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Apples and pumpkins signify fall, but so does the salmon run. If you’ve never seen it, you should experience it at least once! Enjoy guided tours of the fish spawning channels, kids activities & tastings of fresh Georgian Bay fish.
Oct 10-12, 2015

(Southwestern Ont)
We mention this festival almost every year because it is something that people come to see from all over. With giant vegetable weigh offs, huge 2-day Classic Car Show, hay bale maze, midway and more, this is a great way to spend a fall day! Oct 3-4, 2015

(Southwestern Ont)

Summer is a productive time for many artists and now they get a chance to show off their creations at their Studios. Observe these talented local artists at work while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Madawaska Valley in Fall. Free. Sept 26-27, 2015

(Eastern Ont)


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Knights Inn Lagoon City
Did you know Ontario has its own “Little Venice” in Lagoon City? With every home, condo and even a Knights Inn Hotel right on the water, this is a canal city to match those of Florida and Italy. Enjoy water activities during the warm months, and cross-country skiing, skating, ice fishing & snowmobiling on the lagoons when they freeze over. Nearby Brechin and Beaverton have lots of other activities when you need a break from the water.  Book a weekend stay at the hotel…you may never leave!

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St Lawrence Market
St Lawrence Market has been ranked the #1 Food market in the WORLD by National Geographic! With Ontario grown products from local farmers & unique products from around the world, we guarantee you’ll find what you’re looking for…and a whole lot more! (GTA)


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