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14 Fall Activities Near Ottawa That You Have To Add To Your Bucket List

Grab your pumpkin spice latte, as it is time to experience all the season has to offer. Here are all the fall activities near Ottawa that you will want to add to your bucket list.

From getting all your jack-o-lantern supplies at a pumpkin patch to testing your courage at a scary haunted site, there are so many incredible experiences you'll want to try for yourself.

Hike To A Breathtaking Lookout Point

Price: Free

Address: Champlain Pkwy., Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: There are tons of gorgeous hikes in Gatineau Park. But for a fantastic lookout over the brilliant fall foliage, head to the King Mountain trail.


Go To An Immersive Movie Night With Your Friend

Price: $49+ per person

When: August 27 - October 31

Address: Secret location (you'll be sent the address 48 hours before the event)

Why You Need To Go: It is a creepy immersive experience where you'll need to solve escape room-style challenges and then will get to watch a movie under the stars.


Get Lost In A Corn Maze At Proulx Farm's Pumpkin Fest

Price: $14.95+ per person

When: September 19 - October 31

Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy classic fall fun at Pumpkin Fest, which has a corn maze, pumpkin patch and more.


See Thousands Of Glowing Pumpkins At Pumpkinferno

Price: $20 per person

When: September 24 - October 31

Address: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: Every fall Upper Canada Village turns into a Halloween wonderland with 7,000 hand-carved artificial pumpkins.


Learn About Ottawa's Haunted Past On A Ghost Tour

Price: $24.99+

Address: 46 1/2 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a ghost tour and learn about the dark past of some of Ottawa's most iconic landmarks.


Scream In Terror At FrightFest

Price: $40.00+ per person

When: September 25 - October 31

Address: 7893 Bleeks Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get ready to be scared when you explore the different fright sights overflowing with monsters and ride their terrifying Haunted Hayride.


Go Apple Picking At Orleans Fruit Farm

Price: Free admission, a small bag of apples $20

When: From August 28

Address: 1399 St Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can visit a local orchard and go apple picking with your friends. Then you can go home and bake a pie with your harvest.


Visit A Creepy Village At Acres Of Terror

Price: $25+ per person

When: September 24 - October 31

Address: 1480 County Rd. 32, Crysler, ON

Why You Need To Go: This haunting season Cannamore Orchard's Acres Of Terror is back. While here, you can explore the fog maze, spooky village, house of terror and the spooky wagon ride.


Climb To The Top Of A Lookout Tower

Price: $10 per person

Address: 39 Chemin de la Montagne Noire, Ripon, QC

Why You Need To Go: Just one hour from Ottawa, you can get a bird's eye view of the fall colours from the top of a lookout tower.


Feel Like A Kid At The Carp Fair

Price: $12 per person

When: September 24 - 26

Address: 3790 Carp Rd., Carp, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun at the midway, listening to live music and watching a magic show.


Marvel At The Fall Foliage On A Boardwalk Trail

Price: Free

Address: Mer Bleue Bog - Ridge Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The short boardwalk will take you past bright gold and ruby trees.


Get Scared At Skreamers

Price: TBA

When: October (exact dates TBA)

Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON

Why You Need To Go: Are you feeling brave? If so, you can visit this haunt sight is like being trapped in a nightmare.


Celebrate Pumpkin Season At Saunders Farm

Price: $25 per person

When: September 25 - October 31

Address: 7893 Bleeks Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Unlike Saunders Farm's FrightFest, in the day, things are way less scary. While here, you can get lost in the hedge mazes, visit the pumpkin patch, try the hayride, and treat yourself to a caramel apple and cotton candy on the patio.


Have Fun At An Aerial Park

Price: $42 per person

Address: 255 Rte. Principale, Val-des-Monts, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can see the fall foliage from the treetop suspension bridges and fly through the forest on the ziplines.


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