by Lino Arci
on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 2:19pm.
Summer may be behind us, but that doesn't mean it's time to hibernate. Fall is a wonderful time to explore Vaughan, from our gorgeous parks and trails to our lively seasonal celebrations. So grab a friend or family member and pull those wooly sweaters out of storage, because it's time to get out and enjoy the season!
Here are our top five family-friendly activities to enjoy this fall in and around Vaughan...
1) Watch the leaves change at Kortright Centre
What better way to kick off the season than with a stroll through the great outdoors? One of the best places to see fall foliage—and get plenty of fresh air in the process—is at Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge. Here you'll find 325 hectares of gorgeous woodlands, including nature trails that are bursting with beautiful autumn colours. To make the most of your visit, consider planning it during one of Kortright's upcoming seasonal events—like the Fall Colours Celebration on October 5th or the Family Adventure Walk in the Forest on October 20th.
2) Check out the Woodbridge Fall Fair
From October 12th-14th, head to the Woodbridge Fall Fair for some serious fun. Now in its 172nd year, this annual event is an autumn tradition. Head to the car show, check out live music on the main stage, or sample some delicious grub. For an unforgettable experience, you might also want to consider taking a ride on a monster truck! If you have kids to entertain, take them to the petting zoo, dog show, or pumpkin contest. Adults will get into the fair for $10, while children between 6-14 will be admitted for $5. Attendance is free for younger kids.
3) Visit Honey Harvest Festival
We said Kortright Centre was a great place to visit in the fall, and we meant it! On September 21st and 22nd, head to this gorgeous natural setting for a bee-centric celebration. The Honey Harvest Festival is a fun—and educational—way to experience nature before winter weather descends on Vaughan. Tour the bee spaces, talk to a keeper, taste some honey, and even build a habitat for these unique pollinators. Admission is between $6.50 and $12 depending on age, and kids under 4 will get in free of charge.
4) Go to the Woodbridge Village Farmers Market
Fall is the perfect time to get cozy at home with some comfort food. If you're in the mood for roasted root vegetables or a savoury squash soup, why not opt for locally-grown ingredients? The Woodbridge Village Farmers Market will continue running every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 12th. Trust us: sampling the selection of produce at this neighbourhood staple is a great way to kick off the weekend—and the autumn season!
5) Pick your own pumpkins
Whether you're carving up jack-o-lanterns or whipping up a perfectly-spiced pie, fall just isn't fall without pumpkins. Picking your own is a great way to spend an afternoon with the family—and there are plenty of places to do that around Vaughan. One of our favourites is Reesor's Farm in Markham. Just a short drive away, this is the ideal place to hit up and pumpkin patch and corn maze this October!
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