7 Adorable Small Towns You Need To Visit Near Toronto This Fall

The perfect sweater weather day trip! 🍂
Ontario Associate Editor
7 Adorable Small Towns You Need To Visit Near Toronto This Fall

Autumn is one of the prettiest seasons in Ontario. From colourful canopies of leaves to fields of pumpkins, this time of year is always one to look forward to. You can enjoy it even more by heading to one of Ontario's cute small towns for the perfect day trip. 

If you've been craving pumpkin spice and blanket scarves, these road trip destinations are sure to satisfy.

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With charming shops and gorgeous parks, you'll want to spend the entire harvest season in these places.

You can live like Rory and Lorelai in Unionville, where the pilot of Gilmore Girls was shot.

Splash into a sea of cranberries in Bala, and wander through an orange and red park in Perth.

It's also worth taking a trip to this Ontario town, which will transport you to the streets of Europe.

Don't let your fall exploring end there. These bucket list activities will keep you busy all season long.

Put on your favourite cozy sweater and take a day trip to one of these sweet autumn towns.


Address: Unionville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spend the season like you're in the Gilmore Girls at this charming town, where the pilot of the series was shot.


Address: Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: Experience the stunning autumn colours on your way to this charming place. You can also visit the nearby Cranberry Festival for extra harvest fun.


Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: Shop along historic Mill Street, and enjoy a meal by a waterfall in this cozy town.


Address: Merrickville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Dubbed Canada's "most beautiful village," you can get your fall fix by visiting historic shops and a witch-themed candle shop.


Address: Perth, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander along the scenic Tay River and view the colours in a five-acre park hidden behind Town Hall.

St. Jacobs

Address: St. Jacobs, ON

Why You Need To Go: This lovely spot is perfect for window shopping, and the Farmer's Market is the best place to fill up on harvest goods.


Address: Bayfield, ON

Why You Need To Go: Surrounded by beaches and hiking trails, you can explore cute shops and colourful parks under a canopy of autumn leaves.

Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.