As the warmth of summer begins to wane, Collingwood begins to transform with the vibrant colours of autumn. And with a new season, comes new things to do. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite things we’ll be doing this fall.
- Fall Foliage Hikes and Nature Walks: Witness the famously colourful Canadian fall foliage as you explore Collingwood's scenic trails and nature reserves. From the stunning views at Blue Mountain to the tranquility of Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, immerse yourself in a symphony of red, orange, and gold hues while hiking amidst nature's breathtaking beauty.
- Apple and Pumpkin Picking Adventures: Engage in quintessential fall activities by visiting local orchards and pumpkin patches. Pick your own apples straight from the trees at Kennedy Orchards and select the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween at Morrison Pumpkin Farm. These charming farms offer a delightful day out for families and friends, complete with wagon rides and seasonal treats.
- Cozy Cafes and Fireside Retreats: As the weather cools, Collingwood's cozy cafes and welcoming pubs come to life. Indulge in a warm pumpkin spice latte at Gibson & Co. or mulled cider. Unwind with a good book, catch up with friends, or simply enjoy the serene ambiance that defines fall in Collingwood.
- Fall Harvest Festivals and Markets: Discover the heart of Collingwood's fall harvest by attending local art festivals like the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour and Collingwood’s Farmers’ Market. Sample fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and delectable treats while engaging with the community. The Collingwood Farmers' Market and other seasonal events provide a unique opportunity to support local vendors and experience the spirit of the season.
- Scenic Drives and Photography Expeditions: Embark on scenic drives along winding roads, offering spectacular vistas of the surrounding autumnal countryside. Capture the stunning landscapes with your camera as you explore hidden viewpoints and capture the magic of fall from different angles. To ensure a view of all of the autumnal colours, take a visit to the Bruce Trail Lookout.
- Fall Adventure at Blue Mountain: Transition from summer adventures to fall thrills at Blue Mountain Resort. Experience the changing seasons through activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and even zip-lining among the vibrant foliage. The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster offers an exhilarating ride with panoramic views of the fall landscape.
As summer comes to a close, Collingwood remains a hub of ongoing activities. From outdoor explorations to cozy indoor retreats, there's no shortage of things to do. And no matter the season, don't forget to make a stop at Side Launch Brewing Co., where you can enjoy a refreshing brew and some lively entertainment that perfectly captures the spirit of Collingwood's year-round allure. Be sure to check out our tap room schedule for upcoming events you can check out during your visit!