With the cooler weather here and kids back in school, fall is the perfect time to kick your feet up and enjoy a getaway with your significant other. It’s also a wonderful time to get out and try something new. While many family-friendly attractions exist, Ontario is the perfect place for Fall adult getaways. We know that rest and relaxation don’t come around too often these days, so what are you waiting for? Let’s take a look at a few adult-centred excursions designed to bring out the kid in everyone.

1. Check out some stops on the Apple Pie Trail

Discover the best culinary, drink and outdoor experiences in the region through the Apple Pie Trail in Southern Georgian Bay, Canada. Designed as an apple-inspired regional trail, you can come and explore art, delectable seasonal menus, award-winning local ciders, apple tarts/treats, and apple pies at 28 local orchards, restaurants, cafes, wineries, cider houses, shops and farmer’s markets. Maybe turn it into a weekend getaway and enjoy some spectacular views of the changing leaves with your partner or friends. The best part of the Apple Pie Trail is that the walk is completely self-guided, so you and your partner or friends can choose exactly which type of adventure you’d like to take.

2. Whirlpool Jet Boat Fall Colours Tours

There are some truly unique ways to enjoy the fall colours in our province, and one of the best ways to see the leaves change calls Niagara home; The Whirlpool Jet Boats. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours takes passengers on trips through the turbulent white waters of the Niagara River until the end of October, giving passengers one-of-a-kind views of the Niagara Gorge. Both sides of the river — the United States on the east and Canada on the west — are flanked with forests that light up in late September and October with vibrant red, orange and yellow foliage. For those who want a bit more of an extreme tour, choose the “get soaked” version of the tour! With an open boat, you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth! This is a thrill-seeker way to take in the colours of the season! Remember to book in advance as these tours fill up quite quickly with tourists looking for adventure!

3. Niagara-on-the-Lake Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings

Swirl, sniff, sip, and swallow at some of the finest wines Niagara has to offer. Discover the beautifully scenic countryside of this award-winning wine region. While enjoying the Half-Day Winery Tour, learn about the region and local history from passionate guides. Whether you’re a connoisseur or simply want to share a drink with friends, The Wine Country tour centres around the Niagara-on-the-Lake region bounty. Sample wines at Pillitteri Estates, Inniskillin, and Konzelmann Estates (they also have a Fall Flights Seated Outdoor Experience!) Then, enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the quaint town voted the prettiest in Canada. Finally, enjoy the convenience of a return transfer to your pickup location.

4. Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

If you aren’t so much a wine fan, and prefer the more hoppier side of things, don’t fret! There is something for you as well! Hop onboard the tour bus in Toronto and embark on a tour of four of Niagara’s best craft breweries. On the Luxury Craft Beer Tour, you will take a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process and learn how beer is made by the brew masters themselves. Many vendors will be there at your service to accommodate you with lunch and dinner. Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy tastings of beer at every venue on the tour. At the end of an epic day, relax on the return journey to Toronto.

5. Scenic Helicopter Flight of Ottawa

For those looking for a bird’s eye view of the changing leaves, you may want to choose a private helicopter with your very own pilot to take in the sites. Though a bit heftier of a price tag compared to previous mentions, it is definitely worth it! Get a magnificent view of the city of Ottawa and marvel at the beautiful Gatineau Natural Park. Enjoy a comfortable helicopter equipped with headsets for a spectacular 10, 20, or 30-minute flight. Snap breathtaking photos and enjoy the view on this picturesque helicopter flight. There’s a reason why this made our list of top Fall adult getaways!

6. Go Treetop Trekking & Ziplining

What better way to take in Ontario’s fall colours than by soaring over the treetops? Make sure you have your phone, because you won’t want to miss a second of this stellar Instagram content! Just make sure you secure your phone before zipping off. There are a few great spots to soar above the trees in Ontario. So, no matter where you live you can indulge in some of the best views the province has to offer of Autumn. Trust us, nobody on your feed will have photographs like the ones these ziplining adventures will provide you!

7. Mountain Biking on Ontario Trails

For those who love a bit of action during their getaway, some of the gorgeous Ontario trails are here for you! Mountain biking is a great way to get active and explore new areas in any season, but fall is an ideal time to hit the trails. You’ll love the scenic colours and new landscapes that Ontario’s single tracks bring you. The best part, you can easily beat the heat compared to biking on a hot Summer’s day and there will be fewer annoying bugs and critters getting in your way! Here are a few options:

If you don’t own a bike, no worries. Rental and guiding companies are available that can kit you out for whatever your trip calls for.

Before you head out on this fun Fall adult getaway, speak with one of our isure brokers to make sure that you’ve got the right bicycle insurance with you!

8. Go Glamping

Not a big fan of roughing it? No worries! Explore nature in style at one of Ontario’s glamping gems. Having access to the finer things while being surrounded by nature means you’ll truly be able to relax and enjoy the fall landscape. A truly indulgent fall adult getaway! If you are looking for something in between glamping and normal camping, there are also plenty of cottages available to rent for the weekend or for a week!

9. Kitchener / Waterloo Oktoberfest

Perhaps no Fall excursion list is complete without including Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival! Known for being the second largest Oktoberfest gathering in the world, you can indulge in traditional Oktoberfest food at Bingemans Bavarian Feast on the 1st and the 8th of October. Chefs will be presenting German food staples, including authentic German schnitzel, sausage, sauerkraut, spaetzle and delicious craft beer. You will also be able to enjoy exclusive entertainment and express access to the main festivities in the Oktoberfest Kool Haus. There will be an assortment of live events happening throughout the region, from Oktoberfest-themed entertainment and concerts to experiences that everyone can enjoy!

Fall truly is the best time to explore Ontario. With a wide variety of festivals and attractions to enjoy, take the time to reconnect with friends or your loved one on one of these Fall adult getaways. Make sure you get out and enjoy at least one during this colourful season! Remember, you can’t truly enjoy an adult fall getaway without knowing you’re covered if the unexpected happens. This is why having proper insurance is key! No matter what type of insurance you are after, why not check out isure? We offer some of the best premiums in the market as well as customer service you can always count on! Contact us or request a quote today!

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