Three Fall Activities for the Family
As we round the corner to the end of summer, the temperature falls, yet the outdoors remains a beautiful sight – at least for a while. Here are a few activities to partake in with the family, without the shorts and t-shirt.
Experience the Fall Colours
Toronto is filled with breathtaking parks and vantage points to see the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. Take a brisk walk along the Leslie Street Spit to see the sunset; a long stroll on the waterfront trails in The Beach or along Lake Shore Boulevard; a bike ride along the Don River Valley; or a picnic with hot chocolate in High Park. These are all great ways to enjoy the fall splendor. Gaze in awe at the massive trees whose branches overhang the roadway as you drive along the narrow, winding Rosedale Valley Road or dress warmly for a jog along the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail.
Savour a Few Hours of Country Life Apple Picking
Venture beyond the city to Milton to experience a taste of country life. On a cool fall weekend morning, pick the freshest apples right from the tree. Take a family trip to Chudleigh’s for a scenic tractor ride, a hay maze for the kids or grandkids, and visit the farm animals. Then, taste freshly baked apple blossoms and apple crumble pies after your morning of picking fruit right off the tree.
Spend your Friday Night at the ROM
A unique social destination that the family will love! What better way to end your week than by perusing dinosaur bones at the ROM’s Friday Night Live. It’s a night of drinks, food, and live music – all while learning and admiring the variety of exhibits from different eras. You won’t be disappointed with the various exhibit rooms and live musical acts. Arrive early, or prepare for a lineup!
York Durham Heritage Railways
Spend a Sunday afternoon riding the historic York Durham Heritage Railways (YDHR) train and explore the history on an excursion between Stouffville and Uxbridge. The railway operates on 20km between these two historic towns, at about 2 and a half hours round trip. Bring the family! It’s a unique touristy experience where you can watch the countryside roll by with on-board entertainment. The trips have different packages and themes, such as dinner trains, family trains, and kiddie-themed trains like Halloween, Santa, and the Winnie Festival.