When it comes to experiencing the true magic of fall, cottage country Ontario is the place to do it. In 2019, the fall colours in Ontario are expected to peak around October 12, making this October the perfect time to get out of Toronto and into the countryside. Whether you choose Muskoka, Kawartha Lakes, or Haliburton, there's some serious fall fun waiting for you just a road trip away!\nBala Cranberry Festival & Plunge\nPrice: $10 admission, $15 cranberry plunge\nWhen: Friday, October 18-20\nAddress: 3060 Muskoka District Rd. 169, Bala\nWhy You Need To Go: You can enjoy all things cranberry, from wine to crêpes and so much more. The festival will also have live entertainment, rides, good eats, Elvis tributes, and numerous other activities for the whole family to enjoy. While you're there, you can head over to Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery to witness the cranberry harvest and plunge right into a field of cranberries yourself. \n View this post on Instagram uhhh ya can we get a little vodka to go with all these crans, pls??🍁🍒🍷🍂 A post shared by Raych Mac (@raychelmaac) on Oct 15, 2017 at 5:16pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nLions Lookout \nPrice: Free\nWhen: Year-round\nAddress: Lookout Road, Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: You haven't seen Huntsville until you've looked down at it from Lions Lookout. The overview of the city surrounded by beautiful fall foliage is a sight that will take your breath away. Mid-October may be the best time of year to visit, as the maple leaves are expected to be in full fall form by then. \n View this post on Instagram Autumn, it really is the year's last loveliest smile 🍁🍂🏡 #exploremoreoutdoors #huntsvillelionslookout #muskokabookmarks #natureonly #muskokaliving #muskokamoment #pureontario A post shared by ᗩɴeѕzĸα ♥ (@a.nieshka) on Oct 26, 2016 at 4:02pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nLake of Bays Brewing Co.\nPrice: Prices vary\nWhen: Tours every Saturday by appointment from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.\nAddress: 59 Main St. E., Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: October means fall is here, and that means it's time for everything pumpkin. Yes, even the beer. You can take a brewery tour with your besties and then sample some delicious pumpkin ale. The pumpkin beer is only available during the fall season, so try it while you can.\n View this post on Instagram It's fall! Aka pumpkin season and I couldn't be happier. Leaves are changing colours, beers are being spiced with "autumn" spices. Aka cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla. Lake of bays pumpkin ale might be the perfect offering for someone who's on the fence, noticeable flavours but nothing too over powering. . . . . . . . #ontariocraftbeer#canadiancraftbeer#craftbeergeek#craftbeer#craftgram#beerphotography#beergal#brew#beerlover#craftbeerlover#craftnotcrap#drinkcraft#beerlife#drinklocal#beersnob#beergeek#beergirl#brewery#craftbrew#canadacraftbeer#fortheloveofbeer#beerofinstagram#beerenthusiast#craftbeerculture#craftbeerpics#beerstagram#beerblog#girlsthatdrinkcraft#pumpkinale#pumpkinspice A post shared by 𝑨𝒍𝒍𝒚𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑲𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 (@mugofhoptimism) on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:10pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nHaunted Halloween Weekend\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Friday, October 25-26\nAddress: Algonquin Provincial Park\nWhy You Need To Go: You can go trick-or-treating from campsite to campsite, enjoy pumpkin carving, costume contests, creepy campfires, and more! A park naturalist will be available to showcase spooky animal skeletons at the visitors' centre. You can even roast ghost marshmallows and spider wieners.\n View this post on Instagram One month until the Haunted Halloween Weekend in Algonquin! 🎃👻🍬⛺️ #Algonquin #Halloween #Camping #PumpkinCarving #CambooseShanty #TrickOrTreat #SpookyCampsite #FindYourselfHere #AlgonquinProvincialPark A post shared by Algonquin Provincial Park (@algonquin_pp) on Sep 25, 2019 at 7:52am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nMuskoka Heritage Place\nPrice: $6.15 for a train run\nWhen: Varied hours until October 7\nAddress: 88 Brunel Rd., Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: The Heritage place offers plenty of unique activities, including The Train and Steam Museum. The building is a recreation of a 1920s train station. After you've explored the museum, you can hop aboard the old steam train for a scenic ride through the fall foliage. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hercules Galang (@herculesgalang) on Aug 16, 2019 at 9:21am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nMuskoka Steamship Cruise \nPrice: Starting at $33.50\nWhen: Varied departure times\nAddress: 185 Cherokee Ln., Gravenhurst\nWhy You Need To Go: You can take to the water to witness beautiful Muskoka fall foliage in a whole new way. You'll sail through narrows and past an adorable lighthouse. Snacks are available for purchase onboard as well. With one, two, two-and-a-half, and three-and-a-half-hour cruises available, there is one that fits everyone's schedule. There are a number of themed cruises to choose from as well. \n View this post on Instagram This olde girl always takes my breath away. A post shared by Simply Cottage (@simplycottageltd) on Oct 18, 2016 at 2:08pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nHuntsville Treetop Trek\nPrice: $59.99\nWhen: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 13\nAddress: 1180 Highway 60, Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: You can walk among the golden treetops through a series of ariel rope courses and ziplines. This is the perfect way to see the changing fall colours while simultaneously giving yourself an adrenaline rush.\n View this post on Instagram It is always sad to bid farewell to another summer, but we welcome this first day of Autumn and look forward to the many adventures still ahead! #firstdayoffall #fallfun #getoutside #gta #ontario A post shared by Treetop Trekking (@treetoptrekking) on Sep 23, 2019 at 11:24am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nSantas Village Spooktacular \nPrice: $24.95\nWhen: Saturday, October 19-20 and 26-27\nAddress: 1624 Golden Beach Rd., Bracebridge\nWhy You Need To Go: This Christmas theme park transforms into a spooky wonderland in October. You can enjoy haunted houses, spooky characters, a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, and so much more. You're encouraged to dress up in your own spooktacular costumes as well. \n View this post on Instagram Halloween Spooktacular at Santa's Village! There's still two more weekends of family FUN! October 20-21 & 27-28 Don't miss out! #halloween #halloweencostume #fall #santasvillageon #familyfun #spookyseason A post shared by Santa's Village (@santasvillageon) on Oct 15, 2018 at 12:31pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nMuskoka Drive-In Theatre \nPrice: $10\nWhen: Until October 11\nAddress: 1001 Theatre Rd. Hwy 11, Gravenhurst\nWhy You Need To Go: Fall is the perfect time to cuddle up with a blanket and a good movie. You can take in two movies under the stars for only $10. Ample parking is available and they even have 50 cent popcorn refills. The theatre will try to remain open until Halloween, based on attendance.\n View this post on Instagram Just add popcorn. 🍿🎞💕 . . #driveinmoviefun #summernights #firsttimers #mosquitoparty A post shared by Steph LeClair (@sleclair09) on Jul 8, 2018 at 8:10am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nGravenhurst Farmers Market\nPrice: Prices vary\nWhen: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. until October 30\nAddress: 861 Bay St., Gravenhurst\nWhy You Need To Go: You can browse a variety of local craft and food vendors, including the popular Pretzel People for a delicious fresh-baked treat! There's always plenty of tasty samples to enjoy as well. \n View this post on Instagram Market Day 🌿 A post shared by Pretzel People (@pretzel.people) on Jun 12, 2019 at 1:33pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nDorset Lookout Tower\nPrice: Starting at $5\nWhen: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in October\nAddress: 1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd., Dwight\nWhy You Need To Go: Standing 465 feet tall, this tower offers a stunning 360-degree view of Lake of Bays below. If heights aren't for you, the views from the bottom of the tower are nothing short of breathtaking as well. There are washrooms, picnic areas, a gift shop, and hiking trails nearby as well. Due to the tower's increased popularity in the fall, you can expect long wait times on the weekends. Weekdays are the best time to visit if you can. On certain days in October, the tower will close at 4:30, so check their website for updates. \n View this post on Instagram Grateful to spend my time with you 💛 A post shared by • Rowella • (@_rowella) on Oct 22, 2018 at 1:45pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nSandhill Nursery Fall Festival\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: Saturday, September 21 until Monday, October 14\nAddress: 1686 Muskoka Rd. 3 W., Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: The fall festival is the perfect time to find all of your seasonal plants and decor, from corn stalks to pumpkins, straw bales, squash, and annual planters. On the weekends, you can also enjoy a giant maze, pumpkin slingshots, barbeques, and more.\n View this post on Instagram Stop by the nursery today and check out some giant pumpkins 🎃Open 9-5pm today! #giantpumpkin #dillsatlanticgiant #pumpkingrowingcontest #falldecor #fallfestival #everythingfall #pumpkinslingshot @sandhill.nursery.muskoka A post shared by Sandhill Garden & Landscape (@sandhill.nursery.muskoka) on Sep 29, 2019 at 5:38am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nView The Lakes Muskoka Chair Tour\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy You Need To Go: You can go on a super fun mission to find all 10 of these hidden Muskoka chairs. The hunt will take you to some of the most scenic points in all of Muskoka. This is such a fun, interactive, and unique way to take in the fall beauty and grab a cute chair picture for the 'gram. You can find a helpful chair map on the Muskoka Lakes website. \n View this post on Instagram Ready for winter #chillin A post shared by @ jn.steele on Oct 21, 2018 at 7:08pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nBracebridge Waterfalls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Bracebridge\nWhy You Need To Go: If you love to go chasing waterfalls, then Bracebridge is the place to be this fall. With three main waterfalls all located close to downtown, there's so much beauty for you to soak in. Whether you visit Bracebridge Falls, High Falls, or Wilson's Falls (or all three), you can enjoy the peaceful sound of flowing water while you're surrounded by beautiful red and yellow leaves. \n View this post on Instagram Another shot of beautiful High Falls in Bracebridge Ontario. These Falls are the largest in all of Muskoka! A post shared by Joel Brooks (@jbr600) on Oct 15, 2016 at 8:29am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nMuskoka Autumn Studio Tour\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Tuesday, October 5-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy You Need To Go: If you love art, then this look inside Muskoka's art studios will speak to your soul this October. You can see beautiful works of art and witness many local artists at work, getting an inside look at not just their product, but their process as well. Who knows? Maybe you'll even find something new to take home.\n View this post on Instagram #muskokaautumnstudiotour A post shared by Debbie Bruce (@debbiebruce) on Sep 27, 2015 at 1:45pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nHoney Bee Festival\nPrice: Event prices vary\nWhen: Saturday, October 5\nAddress: Various locations in Georgian Bay\nWhy You Need To Go: This festival is definitely buzz-worthy. You can participate in the 5k run, browse the market for delicious honey treats, check out the local bee-themed artwork, or enjoy a honey-themed three-course dinner at the Mayor's Gala. Proceeds from all of Saturday's events go towards saving the bees and other pollinators. \n View this post on Instagram The Paris, IL Honeybee Festival kicks off tonight with live music right outside our front door! 💃✨ Shop hours the rest of the week~ Thursday 10-8 Friday 9-8 Saturday 9-8 Stop in tonight for a hot drink or sweet treat! 🐝 #sweetvintage #thecherrytree #circleHhoney #welikitfarmstand #supportlocal #shoplocal #shopsmall #honeybeefestival #parisillinois 🍂 A post shared by Sweet Vintage (@sweetvintage217) on Sep 26, 2019 at 8:51am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nGeorgian Bay Island National Park\nPrice: $5.80 admission\nWhen: Until October 14\nAddress: 2611 Honey Harbour Rd., Honey Harbour\nWhy You Need To Go: You can catch the Day Tripper boat out to this stunning island park. Hike the trails and take in the incredible views for a day. Alternatively, you can rent a cute little cabin and stay the night. While the park services close after October 14, the actual park stays open year-round.\n View this post on Instagram Cloudy colorful days . . . . . #cloudy #autumn #adventures #hiking #fallcolors #Ontario #exploring #lake #fall #outside #views #wanderlust #oneplus #photography #travelling #landscape #oneplus6t #scenery #highres #afternoons #weekends #nature #upnorth #wilderness #naturephotography #Canada A post shared by Tom Li (@tom_li_117) on Sep 15, 2019 at 9:08pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nBuckhorn Berry Farm Pumpkinfest\nPrice: $9\nWhen: October weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.\nAddress: 3055 Berrie Rd., Lakefield\nWhy You Need To Go: You can never enjoy enough pumpkin in October. At the farm, you can enjoy pumpkin cannons, corn mazes, a haunted forest, wagon rides, food trucks, pumpkin patches, and more. At the end of the day, you can come home with your very own pumpkin and other goodies from the farm store.\n View this post on Instagram Good gourd I almost dropped them all A post shared by Sydney Jones (@sydney._jones) on Oct 7, 2018 at 3:58pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nNorwood Fall Fair\nPrice: $10 admission \nWhen: Saturday, October 12-14\nAddress: 48 Alma St., Norwood\nWhy You Need To Go: This long-running fall fair provides fun for the whole family, with midway rides to cotton candy, farm animals, vendors, and more. This year's fair theme is scarecrows and fence rows.\n View this post on Instagram one for me and then another one for me A post shared by jayde (@itsjaydemusic) on Oct 7, 2018 at 6:17pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nSelf-Guided Butter Tart Tour\nPrice: Prices vary\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy You Need To Go: You can download a butter tart map that will guide you to all of the sweetest tarts in Kawartha. You can sample, compare, and satisfy your sweet tooth. The self-guided tour also gives you a chance to see beautiful parts of Kawartha Lakes in October. \n View this post on Instagram for all your pie needs 🍥 A post shared by em (@stellaofsuburbia) on Oct 11, 2015 at 11:40am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nHaliburton Forest Wolf Centre\nPrice: $15 per adult\nWhen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Thanksgiving\nAddress: 1305 Redkenn Road, Haliburton\nWhy You Need To Go: Whether you're a lone wolf, or travelling with a pack, you can stop and watch this beautiful pack of Haliburton wolves. The centre gives you an opportunity to learn more about these animals, and you might even hear them howl (not just at the moon). You will also have access to a wild woods walk and a chance to meet some pigs as well.\n View this post on Instagram ❤️ Woofs #wolf #wolves #wolfsanctuary #haliburtonforest #wolfphotography A post shared by Karl Stahl (@zinderfine) on Nov 18, 2018 at 8:00am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nHaliburton Sculpture Forest\nPrice: By donation \nWhen: Daily from dawn to dusk\nAddress: 297 College Dr., Haliburton \nWhy You Need To Go: A stroll through the forest in October is always a beautiful sight in cottage country. This particular forest is made a little more fun and interesting with these beautiful and quirky sculptures. From giant high-heeled shoes to bears and even little forts you can sit in, there is something interesting to see around every corner. \n View this post on Instagram She's so motherly and patriotic. I love this sculpture A post shared by Sheri Gundry (@sherigundry) on Oct 25, 2018 at 3:11pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nBarn & Bunkie Halloween Cookie Decorating \nPrice: $45\nWhen: Sunday, October 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.\nAddress: 7 May St., Fenelon Falls\nWhy You Need To Go: You can decorate some spooky, on-theme cookies that look like they came straight out of a Pinterest post. The best part? You can take your sweet treats home to enjoy! And with your new cookie decorating skills, you can even make more for this Halloween. You can also enjoy some fall shopping at Barn and Bunkie. \n View this post on Instagram Such an amazing group of ladies tonight! Such an amazing instructor @thesweetbakingco I can’t wait to share all the new classes coming up! We are brewing up some good things #cookieclass #cookiedecorating #cookieworkshop #workshop #fenelonfalls #makeyourwayto7may #14oakstreet #workshophaven #onpoint #cookiedelight A post shared by Barn & Bunkie (@barnandbunkie) on Sep 19, 2019 at 5:06pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nHaunted Saloon @ Kawartha Settlers' Village\nPrice: Cash donation\nWhen: Saturday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.\nAddress: 85 Dunn St., Bobcaygeon\nWhy You Need To Go: You can make your way through the haunted saloon inside of this wild-west ghost town. Bobbing for apples, scary fireside stories, trick-or-treating, and more will also be available on site. There is a kids' haunted house available as well. Costumes are encouraged!\n View this post on Instagram The annual Haunted Village did not disappoint this weekend at Kawartha Settlers Village! @kawarthasettlersvillage 📷: @kawarthavisions . . . #kawarthalakes #hauntedvillage #halloween #discoveron @perfectwknds A post shared by Explore Kawartha Lakes (@explore_kl) on Oct 21, 2018 at 6:00pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nArrowhead Provincial Park\nPrice: $17.50 to $46.33\nWhen: Until October 15\nAddress: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: You can enjoy various hiking trails, a waterfall, and some seriously breathtaking lookout points. If cozy fall camping is something you enjoy, Arrowhead is a beautiful place to pitch your tent. Tents and trailers are allowed until October 15, but you can rent an on-site cottage all year-round.\n View this post on Instagram Everyone raves about fall in Ontario, almost time to see what it's all about. Early colours at Big bend in Arrowhead Provincial Park. A post shared by James Osborne (@jm.osborne) on Sep 28, 2019 at 3:48pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nKawartha Farmfest Self-Driving Tour\nPrice: $5 per person\nWhen: Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy You Need To Go: If you've ever wanted an inside look at how farms work, now's your chance. You can follow this self-guided tour to various farms in the Kawarthas. This gives you the chance to take in fall scenery while meeting adorable farm animals and the farmers who house them. You can collect stamps from each location for a chance to win various prizes as well.\n View this post on Instagram If you were paying attention earlier this week I mentioned how it’s almost impossible for me to find a photo opportunity when I go looking. Well this morning on my way to the job at 630am I was so glad I had my camera on me!! This is the result of more then a few photos. It was hard to be able to see my light meter through my viewfinder in that direct light so it was trial and error. I’m thrilled with this photo. These Kawarthas are just constant moments of beauty. Happy Tuesday!! #sunrise #morningonthefaem #kawarthasunrise #alwayshaveyourcamera #farmland #kawarthafarms #nikond300 #tamron1735 #fenelonfalls #kawarthaphotographer A post shared by PJ Morton (@badpixelphotography) on Jul 23, 2019 at 6:43pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nBack Of Beyond Equine Centre\nPrice: $110 for two people\nWhen: Monday to Saturday\nAddress: 2572 Muskoka Rd #10, Huntsville\nWhy You Need To Go: Nothing says romance like a horse-drawn wagon ride. You and your S/O or BFF can cozy up with blankets and enjoy the fall colours and the click-clack of horse feet as you travel through forests and rolling hills. Most of the horses at Back of Beyond are rescues or former show horses. You'll have a chance to meet and brush them, as well. \n View this post on Instagram "I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery Photo Courtesy of Spry Photography #fall #autumn #colours #leaves #forest #wagonride #percheron #redwagon #fallsplendor #nature #getoutside #enjoylife #familytime #fun #horses #farmlife #muskoka #ontario #canada A post shared by Back of Beyond (@backofbeyondequine) on Sep 30, 2017 at 12:36pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nFall Picnic @ Burleigh Falls\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Highway 28, Burleigh Falls\nWhy You Need To Go: Burleigh Falls is beautiful any time of year, and the surrounding area is perfect for a small fall picnic set up. Be sure to bring lots of cozy picnic blankets and some tasty seasonal treats, then just sit back, relax, and enjoy.\n View this post on Instagram Lekker stoeien met mijn camera en filters 😀 A post shared by JB2 Fotografie (@jb2fotografie) on Sep 26, 2018 at 7:34am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWarsaw Caves Conservation Area\nPrice: Starting at $7\nWhen: Until October 14\nAddress: 289 Caves Rd., Warsaw\nWhy You Need To Go: While it's no secret that there's plenty of fall beauty to see above ground, you can explore these underground caves for an entirely different fall experience. Of course, there's plenty to enjoy in the conservation area once you resurface. Camping, hiking, canoe rentals, beaches, and more. \n View this post on Instagram Only treasure in this cave 👀 A post shared by Ruth B. (@princessruthkins) on Sep 7, 2019 at 4:09pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nKawartha Country Wines\nPrice: Prices vary\nWhen: Daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.\nAddress: 2452 County Rd. 36, Buckhorn\nWhy You Need To Go: This adorable little winery is the first and only winery in Kawarthas. Here, you can enjoy so much more than delicious wines. They also offer a variety of craft ciders, jellies, preserves, and cooking oils. So grab a pal and a glass and start sipping.\n View this post on Instagram Love fall in the Kawarthas ❤🍁 A post shared by Lynn (@lynnbit) on Oct 6, 2017 at 4:41am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nApplefest @ Lang Pioneer Village\nPrice: $15 admission \nWhen: Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.\nAddress: 104 Lang Rd., Keene\nWhy You Need To Go: Before pumpkin-flavoured everything took the spotlight, apples were (and still are) a staple of fall. At applefest, you can enjoy all things apple. Freshly pressed ciders, apple bread, crisp apples, and cheese curds will be available. You can make your own apple stamps, learn how to make brooms, go on wagon rides and more. So, move over pumpkins — it's apple time.\n View this post on Instagram Applefest is this Sunday, Sept 30th from 10am-4pm! Great opportunity to get outside and celebrate apple season! There’s going to be horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, historic demonstrations, apple treats, games and much more #KawarthaChamber #WealthOfChoice #ExploreOntario A post shared by Kawartha Chamber (@kawarthachamber) on Sep 25, 2018 at 7:23am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nLakefield Farmers Market\nPrice: Prices vary\nWhen: Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 10\nAddress: Water Street, Lakefield\nWhy You Need To Go: Not only can you browse through the various craft and produce vendors, but there are numerous prepared food vendors as well. With everything from rotisserie chicken sandwiches to Indian food and more, the Lakefield Farmers Market is the perfect spot to enjoy a fall meal. Surrounded by beautiful parks and water, you'll get to enjoy dinner and a view. \n View this post on Instagram Lunch time! Is your thursday lunch routine a trip to the market? Have you got a favourite lunch option at market? There are so many options from Indian food to brunch options there is something for everyone. A post shared by Lakefield Farmers' Market (@lakefieldfarmersmarket) on May 30, 2019 at 8:41am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.