Cornwall and SDG Counties bursts with fall colour at this time of year – but there’s more than just changing leaves. As the seasons switch, this is a place that caters to fun experiences that would make for perfect dates with your significant other! Read on to reveal the top five things to do in Cornwall and SDG Counties!
Pick your own fall adventure at Avonmore Berry Farm
Fall is family time at Avonmore Berry Farm as the farm welcomes apple and pumpkin pickers of all ages. There are lots to see and do at the farm, with wagon rides, picnic areas, numerous play areas to explore including a hay mow, swings, sand area and more. Start a new fall family tradition by savouring local produce – pick your own apples and choose a family pumpkin. Complete the experience by celebrating a last hooray to summer and eating an ice cream or enjoying fresh baking on site at “The Pantry”. Or, just have fun revelling in time spent at a local farm!
Set the night ablaze at Pumpkinferno
Pumpkinferno is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year in South Eastern Ontario! Held at Upper Canada Village, this hauntingly beautiful and spellbinding outdoor exhibit showcases close to 6,000 awe-inspiring, hand-carved artificial pumpkins. Once lit, the night-time backdrop makes for an incredible sight! Pumpkinferno is the most inspiring and memorable event you can experience this fall.
Have fun on two wheels
See the fall colours unfold before your eyes while biking along the Waterfront Bike Trail, spanning the length of Cornwall and the South Dundas Glengarry Counties. This marvelous meandering cyclist recreational path encompasses the entire waterfront in Cornwall promising amazing views of the changing fall foliage as a backdrop to the blue of the water. Be sure to stop in in Cornwall’s Lamoureux Park along the way to enjoy the relaxed pace that fall brings!
Get crafty this fall: Breweries
Leave no leaf unturned and no pint un-sipped this fall when discovering locally-crafted beer at Rurban Brewery – the first brewery back in Cornwall in about a century. This fiercely independent brewery crafts quality beer with all-natural ingredients where taste matches the unparalleled commitment to customer service here. Come explore the tap room at Rurban, open throughout the week, to get a taste for local brew! Humble Beginnings Brewing Co. is just down the road in Ingleside and has a surprise in store for this fall: it’s crafting a Welcome Great Pumpkin (Milkshake Spices) ale this season which should hit shelves in October! This small-batch brewery, taproom, bottle shop and beer garden, has even been designated as a bicycle-friendly brewery. Raise a glass to honour the change of seasons in Cornwall!
Swing into a new season
Hit the links in Cornwall at Summerheights Golf Links, featuring two dynamic 18-hole golf courses in one location. Dating back to 1962 Summerheights continues to be family owned and operated and evolve as the game does. Enjoy the matured MacLennan South Course – this one requires some smarts on the tees – and finishing, too! Don’t be shy with your putter to finish strong on this course. The Matheson West Course within Summerheights is the newest featuring large greens, tree-line fairways and water. Round out the day at the lively Clubhouse to share your hole-in-one story.
Located along the north shore of the St Lawrence River, the South Eastern Ontario region spans from Cornwall and SDG Counties to Ontario’s burgeoning wine and craft beer country known as Prince Edward County and the Bay of Quinte. Along the shores of these waterways, you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights. No matter how you choose to experience it, South Eastern Ontario offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.