The summer has come and passed, giving way to the gorgeous hues of red and yellow that autumn has to offer. Milton is a fantastic place to spend the fall, because of the many activities available in the surrounding area, even after the heat and summer sunshine have disappeared. The following are some suggestions for what to do in Milton in the fall months.

Take in the Fall Colours

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, Milton has many hiking trails that offer serene views of the natural fall colours. Rattlesnake Point is part of the Halton Conservation Authority, and it features some of the most breathtaking views in all of Ontario. The park offers hiking trails, camping, and yoga classes, and it is one of the best places to see the fall colours in all of Milton area.

Enjoy Old Fashioned Farm Fun

Celebrate the fall harvest with some good old fashioned farm fun at Spring Ridge Farm, just outside the town of Milton. The farm features a regular petting zoo but also features a fall harvest festival every weekend from September 23- October 29. The added features of wagon rides, a boo barn, a BBQ, puppet shows, and more make this a fun-filled, family friendly fall activity.

Explore Scenic Hilton Falls

As part of the Halton Regional Conservation Authority, Hilton Falls offers a natural escape from the busy life of the city dweller. The park offers extensive biking, hiking, and walking trails, with scenic views of the falls. In the fall, the Fall Into Nature Festival put on by the conservation authority allows your family to take a horse drawn wagon ride through the park, and enjoy the fall colours. Bring along some firewood, and have a bonfire in the provided pit, while sipping some hot apple cider, or hot chocolate. This park is the perfect way to spend a fall day with your family.

Fall Harvest Festival at Andrew’s Scenic Acres

Andrew’s Scenic Acres was established in 1980, and throughout October, they offer a corn maze, a giant hay mountain, hayrides, a haunted forest, pony rides, and family friendly harvest activities. Spend the day enjoying time with your family petting the goats, or challenge your fear of ghosts and ghouls in the haunted forest. For the adults, the winery offers free wine samples and on-site merchandise. The farm also offers group packages and educational programs for larger groups. For more information, visit their website.

Halton County Radial Railway

Enjoy 2 kilometers of fall colours like you have never enjoyed them before on a historical ride on the Halton County Radial Railway. This historic streetcar is completely volunteer based, and features a 2 KM ride through the Halton region forest. The ride ends at their famous ice cream shop, where you can enjoy treats and unique souvenirs. On October 21st, visitors can enjoy a spooky evening, complete with a haunted car barn, hot apple cider, and spooky snacks. Regardless of whether you are seeking a unique way to enjoy the fall colours, or challenging your family to an evening of facing their fears, the radial railway is a wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon.

Milton is the perfect area to live in around the fall, because of the many activities located nearby that you can participate in with your friends and family. Whether it is enjoying the fall colours from the edge of a scenic cliff, or challenging your fears of the dark at a haunted barn, Milton has an activity suitable for everyone. For more ideas about fall activities in the Milton area, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.    

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