8 Free Things To Do In Ontario This Fall If You're Craving Some Adventure

No need to blow your paycheques this season!
Ontario's Free Fall Activities To Do When You're On A Budget
Associate Editor

You don't need to go broke to have a good time. Ontario's free fall activities will let you enjoy the season without spending your entire paycheck.

There are lots adventurous of things to do across the province, from stunning hikes to charming apple orchards.

Gaze into a star-spangled sky at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, or climb your way to colourful views at Sager Conservation Area.

Save your money for pumpkin spice lattes and enjoy some free activities around the province this season.

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Explore An Adorable Orchard

Price: Free admission

Address: 6121 Cabin Rd., Osgoode, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Log Cabin Orchard offers free admission, as well as pumpkin fields, apple picking, and giant apple cinnamon churros.

Hike Your Way To The Sky

Price: Free

Address: Skinner's Bluff, ON

Why You Need To Go: Skinner's Bluff will give you panoramic views of fall colours from atop the Niagara Escarpment.

Stroll Across A Towering Bridge

Price: Free

Address: Trans-Canada Trail, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Why You Need To Go: Drink in the fall views from atop the 200-metre Doube's Trestle Bridge.

Chase An Autumn Waterfall

Price: Free

Address: Lower Valley Rd., Grey Highlands, ON

Why You Need To Go: The forest surrounding Hogg's Falls ignites with red and orange colours each season, making it the perfect place to explore.

Gaze Over The Foliage From A Tower

Price: Free

Address: 30 Golf Course Rd., Quinte West, ON

Why You Need To Go: The short, 1-kilometre trail at Sager Conservation Area leads to a massive observation tower, where you can enjoy the vibrant views.

Hike Down A Hidden Spiral Staircase

Price: Parking fee

Address: Hwy. 6, Wiarton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spirit Rock Conservation Area has a secret spiral staircase that leads down a cliff, as well as historic ruins that will make your fall outing even more magical.

Visit A Town Filled With Monsters

Price: Free

Address: Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Monster Month in Elora transforms the quaint town into a spooky village. You can see giant monster installations scattered throughout the area.

Take A Trip To Outerspace 

Price: Free

Address: Southwood Rd., Gravenhurst, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze into the stars at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve. The area is free of light pollution, giving you a perfectly clear view of the night sky.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.