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September 29, 2011
Autumn Apple Season

Autumn is officially here, and one of the best parts about this season in Ontario is all the natural beauty. There are so many ways to enjoy this time of year, and one of our favourite activities is a fall drive or hike, with a stop for apple picking somewhere along the way. Whether you want to hit up your local farmers’ market, or head right to the orchard, we’ve got lots of ideas to get you started:

This Toronto area mainstay is an apple farm with tractor wagon rides, lots of farm animals, a play area, and much more to offer. You can go on a secluded hike, or try their famous Apple Blossom dessert.

This apple and pumpkin farm lets you pick your own fruit, and has a fruit winery to visit after! Your whole family will have a great time wandering through the corn maze, or making scarecrows in October. And, make sure to grab a fresh-baked pie to take home with you.

Once you’ve gotten your fill of apples at this orchard, you can visit their Country Market and stock up on jams, honey, maple syrup and more goodies. Also, you can get excited for Halloween with the Spooky Wagon Ride, which opens for frightful tours in early October.

While you can’t pick apples on this train ride, the beauty and vastness of this northern wilderness adventure can’t be beat. The fall colours will be at their brightest for the next few weeks, so take advantage of it! Sit back and enjoy the ride.

A sunny fall day spent outside is always a great time. You can pick apples, get a head-start on pumpkins, or just relax and enjoy the trees from a cozy seat on a train. For more autumn ideas, visit our Farms, PYO, Artisanal Foods & Markets page.

Featured Events
Beau's Oktoberfest
The sounds of accordion music are just over the horizon, and the folks at Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. are putting the finishing touches on this year’s Oktoberfest. With great food, music, and – of course – beer, there’s lots of fun to be had.
September 30-October 2, 2011, Eastern Ontario
Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival
This annual festival features over 125 selected artisans displaying and selling their creative wares such as pottery, paintings, and jewelry. There are gourmet food tents, heritage demonstrations, and live family entertainment.
October 7-10, 2011, Niagara Region
Rockton World's Fair
One of the largest 4-day fairs in Ontario with agricultural exhibits, entertainers, horse shows, a karaoke competition, and even a pie-eating contest! This festival is sure to be a great time for the whole family.
October 7-10, 2011, Southwestern Ontario

EdgeWalk at the CN Tower
Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk outside – around the circumference of the roof! Do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?

Hot Deals
Book a fall session of go-karting fun, and receive $50 off the regular price. Click here for valuable savings!

"My Favourite Night at the Theatre" Contest:
From Toronto's Broadway-type shows, to Niagara's Shaw Festival, to local dinner theatre, Ontario has an abundance of arts to enjoy. Share your favourite to win! Contest closes October 31, 2011.

Featured Museum

Stones 'N Bones Museum
If you’re excited for Halloween skeletons, this museum should top your list. It showcases a collection of 6,000 objects and fossils like fluorescent minerals, gemstones, butterflies, insects, antlers, horns, dinosaurs galore and huge shark jaws!

My Travel Itinerary

Visit us online, and set up a profile on the site. It’s free, and once you’re logged in, you can make your own personal travel itinerary. Your favourite places, activities and attractions will all be saved under your profile. Browse through the site, and click on the “Add to My Itinerary” button to bookmark your spots to visit this summer.

Coming next week
Get lost in an Ontario maze!

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