A new season starts out with many expectations. Imagining fall brings up thoughts of crunchy leaves, long walks through auburn forests, and spending time with loved ones. Life gets busy though, and before you know it, the temperatures drop and its winter: another autumn come and gone. Get the most out of this fall season by writing some activities down in advance, and crossing them off as you complete them.
Here’s a fun list of things to do with the kids this Autumn in Toronto, 2015.
- See the fall colours
You don’t need to go on a hike to see fall colours in Toronto (though that would be a good idea). There are tons of parks and vantage points from which you can enjoy fall’s splendour. Rosedale Valley Road is a gorgeous drive, a picnic in High Park is great on a warm day, and the Leslie Street Spit is great for a bike ride.
- Go for a nature ride
The massive Tommy Thompson Park features lush biking trails perfect for bird watching and admiring the fall foliage, but the Don and Humber Valleys are also great. If you’re not up for cycling, you can always take a guided nature walk held on weekend mornings.
- Go apple picking
Apparently hand-picked apples make the best pies. Test this theory and take a drive outside of the city to Chudleigh’s or another nearby spot such as Organics Family Farm or Applewood Farm Winery.
- Make your own hot chocolate tour
While you could plan a hot chocolate hop via the annual Toronto Chocolate Festival, which gets underway October 17, it’s also easy to DIY this one. All you need to do is check out our roundup of the best hot chocolate makers above, put on a snug scarf, and head to streets in search of sweet warmth.
- Pick a pumpkin at a farm
Skip pumpkin shopping at your local Loblaws and instead opt for a day trip beyond city limits. Though not too common in the city, there are plenty of farms on Toronto’s outskirts that sell gourds of all shapes and sizes. Markham, Oshawa, and Alliston are just a few options.
- Look for ghosts on a haunted walk
If you kid loves all things spooky and supernatural, take then out for a haunted tour. You’ll visit the creepiest places in the city and maybe even happen upon a spirit or two.
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