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Make Unforgettable Memories on the Road This Fall!

Sept. 21, 2021

Summer may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of fall activities to enjoy! The colourful scenery and cooler temperatures mean you can continue to enjoy the great outdoors without melting under the sweltering sun.

Here are a few ideas to help you make unforgettable memories this fall!

Enjoy a wine tasting

Winery path in fall

Did you know that Canada produces a wide variety of different wines? Ontario is one of the provinces at the forefront of this growing industry and deserves recognition!

If you love visiting wineries, you don’t have to fly all the way to France. You can get your wine fix right here at home by visiting several cities across Ontario.

The Wine Country Ontario website has compiled a comprehensive list of the top wineries to visit this fall. They’re divided into five major regions:

  • Emerging Regions
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Prince Edward County
  • Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley
  • Lake Erie, North Shore and Pelee Island

The website also allows you to create your own custom #madeincanada wine tasting itinerary!

Catch a university football game

Football players on a field

As the new school year gets underway, university football is back in full swing across Canada!

Ontario alone has 11 college football teams, so there’s plenty to keep you busy this fall.

  • Carleton University Ravens
  • McMaster University Marauders
  • Queen’s University Gaels
  • University of Guelph Gryphons
  • University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
  • University of Toronto Varsity Blues
  • University of Waterloo Warriors
  • University of Western Ontario Mustangs
  • University of Windsor Lancers
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks
  • York University Lions

Rep your favourite team with a branded toque and jersey, and make sure to arrive early on campus so you can tailgate with your friends. To have even more fun while waiting for the first field goal, why not bring some snacks or food to cook up on the barbecue?

Don’t forget the following cooking tools and accessories:

  • Portable barbecue
  • Cooking utensils
  • Plates
  • Glasses
  • Cutlery

Cruise along Highway 27

Somebody with sat in car with his feet outside the window looking at a roadmap

Although lovingly called a highway, it should really be called Road 27 since it only has one lane going in each direction from Kleinburg (Vaughan) to Holly (Barrie). It’s this 59.5 km stint that interests us the most!

This road winds its way through beautiful places like Nobleton Township where you can stop and hit a few golf balls. If you’re travelling with your pooch, consider taking them to the Bow Wow Country Club in Schomberg where they can be pampered and play with other dogs while surrounded by scenic views.

Continue cruising through the rolling farmland to the town of Innisfil and the aptly named Cookstown. Check out the Iron Horse Bar & Grill on Church Street and The Cookstown Pub on Queen Street for a tasty lunch or dinner.

If you’re visiting earlier in the day, park your car on Queen Street and visit Toast Homestyle to gobble up some gourmet fare.

Go apple picking

Group of three people in an apple orchard

Further south in Ontario and from east to west, you’ll find plenty of apple orchards to enjoy with your family. Some orchards have other fruits available to pick other than apples.

Homestead Orchards in Sutton is one such orchard where you can buy strawberries and corn at different times of the year. They have a mouth-watering selection of apples to pick, including Gingergold, MacIntosh, Jonagold, Red Delicious and many others!

On the east side of Ontario, just under an hour outside of Ottawa, Mountain Orchards offers a wide selection of apples, including Spartan, Empire, Honey Gold and Ambrosia, just to name a few. 

Both orchards will also spoil your taste buds with baked goods made on-site!

With all these activities bouncing around in your head and locked into your GPS, what are you waiting for?