Fall at the Lake
The fall is a wonderful time to enjoy cottage country! Always famous for spectacular fall foliage, picturesque hikes through colourful forests, paddling along lakes and rivers or a bike ride or afternoon drive. The golf courses are wonderful to play in autumn as well.
Our private cottages are a joy to visit in autumn too. The bugs have usually departed, lakes are quieter and any watercraft and dock amenities are generally available until at least Thanksgiving weekend. Warming up by a campfire in the evenings is a wonderful way to end the day
Most of our cottages offer reduced rates for rentals after Labour Day and many are available for 3-night stays in late September and throughout October. Our availability is up to date but it is our policy to confirm availability prior to confirming your booking for all low-season and 3-night stays. We would be happy to help you find a cottage to suit your fall vacation needs!
There are also many events taking place in Cottage Country this fall, so plan your stay around one that interests you and you family!
Apple Harvest Festival
Blue Mountain Village
October 7-9, 2017
There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and the fall colours at Blue Mountain, Clarksburg and Thornbury. Free family activities, live music, Apple Pie Trail, adventures, stilt walkers, hiking, biking and fall driving tours.
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
October 7-8, 2017
Celebrate the Fall Season with the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and the return of the popular Arts & Crafts Show and Sale. Harvest activities and displays, the history of corn, Native foods, and more! The quality Arts & Crafts Show features outstanding artisans offering a diverse range of craft and food items. Admission to the show is included in the price of admission to the historic site.
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
September 23 to October 29, 2017
Coloured leaves, crisp air and pumpkins everywhere! Visit Rounds Ranch to get in the spirit of Fall during our Pumpkin Mania Festival! Enjoy wagon rides, goofy pumpkin-themed games, corn mazes, farm animals and our Western Playground! Each Guest will visit our large pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin to take home. Make this Fall unforgettable at Rounds Ranch!
Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the McLean’s again welcome the community to their farm for another festival. This festival takes place at their Buckhorn Berry Farm location Pumpkin festival runs the last weekends of October, starting Thanksgiving weekend. There is lots for the whole family to do – from wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, to corn mazes, the pumpkin cannon, straw bales to play on and even the haunted barn – there is lots for everyone to enjoy!
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
October 1 – 2, 6 – 9, 13 -16, 20 – 23 & 27 – 30, 2017
It’s Pumpkinferno and Discovery Harbour is haunted! Amazing carved pumpkins, scary scenes and evil creatures await you around every corner if you dare! Zombies and ghouls lurk in the darkness! Every Thursday to Saturday evening in October!