Fall is a wonderful time to get out and try something new. While there are lots of family-friendly attractions to explore, Ontario is also a place for Fall adult getaways. Let’s take a look at a few adult-centered excursions designed o bring out the kid in everyone.

1. Check out some stops on the Apple Pie Trail

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Photo via applepietrail.ca

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.

2. Whirlpool Jet Boat Fall Colours Tours

Whirlpool Jet boat

Photo via whirlpooljet.com

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. This is a thrill-seekers way to take in the colours of the season!

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

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Fall Flights Outdoor Experience at Konzelmann Estates.

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

Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

Photo via getyourguide.com

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 from the brew masters themselves. 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

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Photo: Patrick T’Kindt via Unsplash

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. 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

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Eagle Canyon Adventures, Photo via aimlesstravels.com

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:

7. Mountain Biking on Ontario Trails

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Photo: Patrick Hendry via Unsplash

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.

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


Photo: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen via Unsplash

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!

9. Kitchener / Waterloo Oktoberfest

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Photo via oktoberfest.ca

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 the 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!

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