Fall is the season of colours and exciting adventures! There's no better place to make the most of this season then going up north into the cottage country because of the breathtaking sights nature has to offer in this area.
Take a break from the busy city life and road trip away from Toronto to experience fall to its' fullest potential. Whether it's for a weekend getaway or a day trip, here's a list of 12 fun things you should do north of Toronto this fall:
1. Visit Johnston's Cranberry Marsh Farm & Muskoka Winery.
Take A star Insta photos and have a true harvesting experience by dipping into the cranberries that actually lay on the surface of Muskoka's lake.
2. Go for a colourful adventure with Island Queen Cruises.
The Island Queen travels along the Georgian Bay throughout the islands, providing breathtaking sights. The adventure can take up to 2-3 hours depending on the time of the day you choose to go. As it departs from Parry Sound the entire cruise provides numerous spectacular views throughout the journey. For example one of the most exciting sights is the "Hole in The Wall"channel because the Island Queen takes you on a trip between 80-foot granite cliffs. Other sights include the swing Bridge, Five Mile Narrows, Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, Killbear Provincial Park and many more.
3. Check out the Dorset Fire Tower
If you're not scared of heights and are down for breathtaking views, you've got to check out the Dorset Fire Tower.
4. Spend a day golfing at the Hockley Valley Resort.
This majestic resort is located approximately 45 minutes from Toronto. The golfing season is in full effect through out fall at Hockley, as they offer a special discount. You can visit the course from Monday to Friday for $60 and Saturday and Sunday for $65.
5. Oxtongue River Rapids
During the fall, the rapids flowing along the Oxtongue are worth visiting. It's suitable to visit this landmark anytime of the year, but the colours are super extraordinary during this season.
6. Hike to Huckleberry Rock
A hike up to Huckleberry Rock is worth the trip. Not will you only witness spectacular views of lookouts in all of Muskoka, but you'll also stand on the oldest surface rocks on the planet.
7. Check out Fallicious at Blue Mountain.
Fallicious runs at Collingwood's beautiful Blue Mountain from October 10th - December 2nd. The event features capturing adventures and exquisite dining experiences at a variety of restaurants.
8. Go for a guided canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight.
Marsh By Moonlight Paddle Series features a magical canoeing experience along the Wye Marsh waters, just for $30.00! There's only a couple of days left to experience this unique adventure - October 21st and 22nd!
9. See the Cottage County from above.
Georgian Bay Airways organizes magnificent heli tours out of Parry Sound, that provide breathtaking views during this time of the year. It's worth the trip!
10. Shoot pumpkins out of a cannon at Buckhorn Berry's farm.
Yes, that's right. You can shoot pumpkins out of a real cannon in Lakefield at Buckhorn Berry Farm.
11. Spend a day at the Scandinave Spa
For an ultimate fall bathing experience, you must visit The Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain. It’s nested in a natural forest, has a Finnish sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, thermal and nordic waterfalls, hot baths, cold plunges and several relaxation areas.
12. Choose an activity with Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.
Or do them all! From a suspension bridge to tree top walking, zip lining and the cave tour - all of these activities are part of their 3 hour guided Eco-Adventure tour, located in The Blue Mountains district.