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november 2, 2021

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Last chance for Fall at these 4 Ontario Farms

Halloween is over, the fall leaves are starting to drop and we’re now at that moment in between fall and snowfall.  The weather is still mild enough to get outside and enjoy the last few weeks of fall in a say – a corn maze?  Due to Ontario’s size and plethora of farmland, we have plenty of farm activities to enjoy before cutting down Christmas trees.  But – it is that awkward in-between season and many farms switch from Fall to Christmas Holiday themes from Nov.1st on.  So – choose your own adventure!  We’ve lined up the activities for you below.  Don’t forget to don a poppy on your coat until Remembrance Day to honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect us.

Cricklewood Farm (Eastern Ontario)

article1nov22021.jpgEvery year a new corn maze design is created on over 7 acres at Cricklewood Farm in Brighton, Ontario.  Corn mazes can take up to 2 hours to complete and if you solve puzzles throughout you even get a prize at the end!  Each year they chose a charity to donate to and have donated over $16,000 to date – so you get the added bonus of doing good while having fun.  If you want to visit with a group there are special corn maze group rates!

Brooks Farms Festive Nights (Central Ontario)

article2nov22021.jpgEnjoy delicious hot chocolate, a story time tractor ride, live local music, a meet and greet with holiday characters, and an overall magical evening of lights in an enchanted forest at Brooks Farms weekly weekend Festive Nights in Mount Albert, Ontario.  Buy your tickets in advance for this special event.

Hanes Corn Maze (Southwestern Ontario)

article3nov22021.jpgHanes Corn Maze in Dundas, Ontario is open from 10 am – 5 pm daily.  Lucky you – there’s also a bakery on site that serves 30+ varieties of pies for that appetite you worked up.  If you have a little farmer with you who can’t spend 2 hours in a corn maze, opt for the mini maze.  Team building, family get-togethers and group bookings are also available.

Campbells Orchards & Apple Falls Cider Co. (Eastern Ontario)

article4nov22021.jpgThis one is for the adults.  Book a tour at Apple Falls Cider and Campbell’s Orchards where you can walk through the orchards and cidery, taste all the current ciders, and learn all about the cider-making process from picking, pressing, fermenting, and aging to drinking!  Book your spots online ahead of time.


Featured Events

Girlfriends getaway weekend

Nov.12-14, 2021
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario

featuredevents1nov22021.jpgGather your girlfriends for a getaway weekend at Deerhurst Resort with country star Brett Kissel!  Friday night will be a 90s dinner, Saturday will have a breakfast buffet and optional fitness classes and workshops and Saturday night will be a concert followed by Rose Country After Party!

Murphey’s Magical Christmas Market

November 21, 2021 10 am – 4 pm
Murphy’s Farm Market 5141 Simcoe Road 10, Alliston, Ontario

featuredevents2nov22021.jpgVisit Murphy’s Magical Christmas Market for local artisan vendors, homemade goods from Murphy’s itself, and the big guy himself – Santa Claus.

toronto reel asian film festival

Toronto, Ontario
Nov 10 – Nov 19, 2021

featuredevents3nov22021.jpgEnjoy the 25th Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival from Nov 10 to Nov 19 for a unique showcase of contemporary works from the Asian Diaspora.  The festival will include work by Asian-identifying artists around the world.

featured Attraction: little canada

featurednov22021.jpgBe a part of something small at Canada’s biggest little attraction.  This new attraction is conveniently located downtown Toronto and is a one-of-a-kind labour of love.  Little Canada is an intricately detailed miniature replica of the entire country of Canada.  From natural landscapes to cityscapes, no detail was overlooked.  You’re gonna want to add this to your bucket list!


only in ontario

onlyinontnov22021.jpgDid you know? Ontario comes from an Iroquois word meaning ‘sparkling water’? It is widely agreed upon by most linguistic experts that the word “Ontario” comes from the word ‘kanadario’, an Iroquoian word that means ‘sparkling water’.  Depending on the context it’s used it could also mean ‘beautiful water’ or ‘big body of water’.  We must recognize that Ontario was first inhabited by Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking nations and that we have been fortunate enough to live on what is the native people of Canada’s land.  With almost 15% of Canada’s water in Ontario, it’s no wonder they decided to name it something that emotes beautiful bodies of water!

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