It’s that lovely time of year when the trees turn colours, we can layer in fun sweaters but still enjoy the warmth of the sun, and the orchards are plentiful with apples, pumpkins, gourds, and corn.
What better way to enjoy this special time of year with the family than by heading to a local farm or orchard for some fresh air, outdoor activities, animals, fruit picking, hay rides, gourmet goodies, to select the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.
Burlington and the surrounding municipalities have several options with a variety of options throughout the fall.
ANDREW'S SCENIC ACRES
What: Pick fruits and vegetables like apples, asparagus, gooseberries, gourds, Indian corn, pears, pumpkins, and rhubarb. Buy sweet corn, ice cream, maple syrup, pies, tarts, and gifts. Kids will enjoy the haunted house, hayrides, pumpkn patch. Winery tours and free wine tastings also available.
Where: 9365 10th Sideroad, R.R.#5, Halton Hills, ON
What: Pick apples and pumpkins or choose ready to go. Children can enjoy the petting zoo, royland, swings and slides, jumping straw, mini corn maze and sandbox.
Where: 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown Ontario
What: Pick currants, raspberries and strawberries. Buy an assortment of vegetables, flowers and fruits, including pumpkins, squash, beets, and beans. Children can enjoy wagon rides.
Where: 6202 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON
What: Pick apples and pumpkins. Buy fall decorations, honey, squash and sweet corn. Kids can enjoy farm tours, a straw maze and play area.
Where: 6082 8th Line, Milton, ON
What: Buy pumpkins, baked goods, fall decorations, honey and maple syrup. Children can enjoy wagon rides, pony rides, a spooky barn, farm animals, sandbox, corn maze, and other rides.
Where: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton, Ontario
What: Pick pumpkins or buy apples, baked goods, cider, honey, sweet corn, ice cream and other seasonal produce. Activities for kids include a 6-acre corn maze, play area, tours and wagon rides.
Where: 7388 Guelph Line R.R.#3, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0
UNCLE SCOTT'S FARM
What: Pick pumpkins, beans, and squash and buy fall décor.
Where: 6583 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON
What: Pick apples, and buy pumpkins, cider, jams and jellies, mustards, pies and other seasonal produce. Kids can go on wagon rides.
Where: 8277 No. 10 Side Road, Halton Hills ON
WILLIS FAMILY FRUIT FARM
What: Pick apples and pumpkins or buy them ready-to-go. Kids activities include a corn maze, hay rides and a pumpkin patch.
Where: 6063 Fifth Line, Milton, ON