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9 Little Ontario Towns That Are Even More Magical In The Fall & Worth A Road Trip

You'll feel like you've stepped into an autumn dream. 🍂

Ontario Associate Editor

These small towns in Ontario get a major glow up every fall, and you'll feel like you've wandered into a colourful fantasyland when visiting them.

You can shop at unique shops, explore vibrant trails, and bask in autumn charm by road tripping to these spots.

Elora

Address: Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: This little town is brimming with charm, and it's even prettier during the fall. Located by a stunning gorge, the village boasts historic buildings and quaint shops.

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St. Jacobs Village

Address: St. Jacobs, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic spot is a dreamy place to spend the day, especially in autumn. You can pick up delicious baked goods, explore the shops, and visit the popular farmers' market.

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Almonte

Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: This little mill town is stunning in every season, but it's even more splendid when the leaves change colour. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you wander the streets and visit the shops.

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Huntsville

Address: Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Muskoka region is a must-visit during the fall, and the Town of Huntsville will not disappoint. Offering beautiful foliage and lots of trails, it makes for the perfect cozy weather road trip.

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Merrickville

Address: Merrickville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into a fall fantasy at this Victorian village situated along the Rideau Canal. There's even a witch-themed apothecary for all those spooky vibes.

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Paisley

Address: Paisley, ON

Why You Need To Go: Filled with murals, water views, unique shops, and trails, this small town is the perfect fall adventure.

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Unionville

Address: Unionville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the season like a Gilmore girl by visiting this small town near Toronto. The pilot episode of the iconic television series Gilmore Girls was actually filmed in Unionville, so it really is a trip to Stars Hollow.

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Perth

Address: Perth, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're experiencing fall in Europe when visiting this small town. Perth boasts quaint buildings, dreamy parks and more.

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Westport

Address: Westport, ON

Why You Need To Go: A true hidden gem, Westport offers water views, historic buildings and gorgeous autumn colours.

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

    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.
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