Change is in the air. The hot days of summer will soon give way to brisk mornings and cozy sweaters. Everywhere you go, there’s a sense of a return to routine as children head back to school.
There may be a hint of sadness as summer departs, but the Fall brings a spark of festive joy of its own. And for many, the end of the sweltering hot weather brings sweet relief. As we get ready for another Fall season, you may be wondering what’s on the calendar. The good news is there are many things to look forward to and enjoy as the cooler weather approaches.
If there is one thing that Milton is known for, it’s spectacular scenery. Located right on the Niagara Escarpment, you can enjoy the beauty of nature any time of the year. However, in the Fall, it reaches a whole new level.
One of the benefits to having so much greenery around is that we can expect a feast for the eyes very shortly.
The trees are about to explode into a collage of colour, with vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges everywhere. It doesn’t matter that it happens every year. The sight never gets old! Are you looking for some of the best places to take in nature’s fantastic display? Here is a short list:
- Rattlesnake Point: This breathtaking network of trails on the escarpment is a beautiful place to admire the Fall colours, especially when viewing them from one of the elevated lookout points. Rattlesnake Point is such a popular destination that reservations may be required.
- Kelso Conservation Area: It’s hard to imagine anything better than hiking through the woods to watch the Fall colours. Now, imagine viewing them over a sparkling lake. You will be hard-pressed to find a more fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon than at Kelso Conservation Area.
- Mill Pond: Here is another beautiful place to hike, with trees, shrubberies, and wildflowers everywhere. Add in a stunning waterfall, a bubbling creek, and a splash of autumn colour, and you may find yourself hooked for life.
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Fall Activities to Enjoy in Milton
The captivating scenery may be the highlight of Autumn in Milton, but it isn’t all about serenity and communing with nature. The coming season will soon bring a host of fun and exciting activities your whole family will love. Here are some events that you do not want to miss this Fall:
Pumpkins After Dark
You have never seen anything like Pumpkins After Dark. Imagine a pathway illuminated by 6000 hand-carved pumpkins. It’s great spooky fun, but not so scary that even the smallest ghost lovers can’t enjoy it too. The event runs from September 23rd to August 30th this year.
The Milton Fall Fair
The event of the season kicks off on September 23rd and runs until September 25th. This year, the Milton Fall Fair features a classic car show, a demolition derby, a sheep show, and of course, the Midway. It’s classic Fall fun for the whole family!
Spring Ridge Farm
It’s sweet corn season at Spring Ridge Farm. You’ll also find fresh-picked apples, and pumpkins and gourds are on the way. However, there’s more to this must-visit Fall destination than fruits and vegetables. The Fun Farm Yard provides hours of joyful adventures for children of all ages.
For instance, there’s a spider web climber, a giant sandbox, wagon rides, and more. Children love to explore and play and jump. Parents can sit back and relax and watch from a big red Adirondack chair.
And here’s something you won’t find just anywhere – a singing chicken show. Young or old, you will laugh yourself silly.
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Milton’s Farmers Market
Nothing says “Fall” more than a good old-fashioned market. And this is your last chance to check out the Milton Farmers’ Market, which winds down on October 8th. Located at the Milton Fairgrounds, this is a great spot to find local produce, homemade sauces, and other specialty items. The event runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Your tastebuds will not be disappointed!
Milton Haunted House
Only the bravest souls dare venture out to the Milton Mall on October 26th to October 27th. That’s when the ghouls, goblins, vampires, and witches come out to scare up some good-natured screams. Other activities are available for those too frightened to enter, like face painting, a silent auction, and more. The Milton Haunted House is a charity fundraiser that raises funds for the Milton District Hospital Foundation.
Hops and Harvest Festival
Who wouldn’t love to kick off The Fall season with food, beverages, and a blast of outdoor activities? If all of that sounds good to you, then the Hops and Harvest Festival is right up your alley. This year, there’s a new location at Area 8, where the old Kelso Quarry used to be. Come on out to support local vendors as you enjoy the fresh air and fun atmosphere. Here are just a few fun activities to expect:
- Live music
- Lawn games
- Hatchet throwing
- Honey tasting
- Pumpkin painting
- Boat launches
If you work up an appetite, you’ll be in the right place, with seven breweries to quench your thirst and a host of delicious dining and dessert vendors.
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