So far, we’ve been having a glorious fall in Ottawa despite a few rainy days. Before the cozy, colourful season is behind us, you better get out and enjoy it…winter is coming.
There’s no shortage of fun fall activities here in the National Capital Region, so here’s a round-up of some of our favs!
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Nothing says fall quite like a day at an apple orchard. Although this was a difficult growing season, with frost in the spring and drought in the summer, our local apple farmers were still able to deliver some delicious crops. We encourage you to get out there and score some fresh apples before they are all gone! You may not be able to pick your own, but many orchards are selling pre-picked apples which are just as tasty as the ones your pick yourself. We smell apple pie!
Here are some local orchards you can visit:
*We recommend checking hours and apple availability before visiting.
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
Apple season may have had a harder year, but pumpkin season is here and thriving! Set the stage for a picturesque fall photoshoot with the family at one of the region’s countless pumpkin patches. Plus, you can pick out the perfect pumpkins for carving come Halloween.
Here are some local pumpkin patches you can visit:
Everyone knows you get the freshest produce and most unique finds at the local farmer’s market, and in Ottawa, we have an abundance of markets to choose from. Plus, when you visit you have the pleasure of supporting local businesses in your community.
Here are some local farmer's markets you can visit:
Take A Hike
Hikes are a great way to enjoy nature and stay in shape, and best of all, you can experience the fall foliage firsthand before the leaves hit the ground. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Here are some local trails and parks you can visit:
Experience Canadian wildlife like never before! From the comfort of your vehicle, cruise along a 12km safari and enjoy watching and interacting with animals in their natural habitat. You can also enjoy walking trails, animal presentations, picnic areas, farm animals, and more. Don’t forget to bring carrots!
Learn more: https://www.parcomega.ca/en/
No fall is complete without a trip to Saunder’s Farm during the haunting season. Visit during the day and enjoy tons of outdoor attractions including pumpkin picking, hedge mazes, jumbo jumpers, play structure, puppet shows, a parade and more. When the night falls, Saunder’s Farm transforms into the spooktacular ‘Frightfest’. With multiple haunted attractions, street theatre, fresh food, and homemade confections; it is sure to thrill!
Learn more: https://saundersfarm.com/
* All visits to Saunders Farm MUST be pre-booked until pandemic restrictions are lifted.
No excuses! It’s time to get off the couch and experience autumn before the snow falls. Get out there, have some fun, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @osgoodeapts!