Ontario fall getaways are excellent for a few reasons. As the temperatures begin to diminish, so do the number of tourists, making autumn an ideal time to visit for those hoping to avert crowds. Furthermore, the added comfort of cooler weather makes outdoor recreation more enticing—plus, no mosquitos! In concert with the fall breeze choir, autumn's crisp atmosphere lends itself to a multitude of outdoor activities, all of which are seemingly more enjoyable with less heat and humidity. The hardwood forests of the Haliburton Highlands will begin to demonstrate an uncanny ability to transform the surroundings of our beloved region by taking on hues of red, orange, and yellow, thereby adding a hidden personality not visible in the spring and summer. Below, we share some ideas for places to go and things to do in the Haliburton Highlands this fall.
Ontario Fall Getaways: Welcome to Cottage Country
The most apparent byproduct of fall foliage is the alteration of many nearby attractions and landmarks. Places seen in the winter, spring, and summer take on a new persona when eased against a bright, rust-coloured backdrop, creating a unique environment to be travelled, explored, photographed, and shared. One of the most immersive experiences for an Ontario fall getaway is to take a trip to the Haliburton Forest. With a seemingly endless matrix of trails, awe-inspiring canopy tours, and the always educational, Wolf Centre, there's something for everyone at this coveted natural attraction. After you've spent some time in the big forest, head to Haliburton and stop by Up River Trading Company for some frozen yogurt, baked goods, and coffee. They also have an eclectic selection of handmade gifts, home decor accessories, clothing, and custom pillows to peruse before visiting your next destination.
More Things to Do in the Haliburton Highlands this Fall
With so many things to do and natural attractions, it may be best to present a list of specific activities:
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is a must-see attraction, especially in autumn, as the fall foliage adds a new dimension of flair.
Haliburton Skyline Park has numerous scenic vistas, also various areas for autumn picnics and photo opportunities.
Abbey Gardens is a former gravel pit that has been repurposed to add green space and offer educational programs for those hoping to get more in touch with nature.
The Haliburton County Rail Trail connects Haliburton to Kinmount, allowing patrons to witness meandering rivers, elegant waterfalls, historic bridges, and industrial remnants.
Ontario Vacation Rentals in the Haliburton Highlands
Whether you are a solo traveller, a romantic couple, or a large family, All-Season Cottage Rentals has a wide selection of lodging options for an Ontario fall getaway. We know fall is a great time to visit the Haliburton Highlands, but don't take our word for it! For more information and to book your stay, please visit us online or call 705-754-1506.