The Most Beautiful Autumn Sights & Activities in Oakville
For many, fall means the return of comfy sweaters, scary movies and pumpkin flavoured everything. In Oakville and area, fall brings out some fun festivals and neat sights that have you wanting to take those comfy sweaters on a field trip!
So, dust off your fall jacket, give those slippers a reprieve for another month and grab a pumpkin spiced beverage of your choice and head out on the town to see what fun you can find at these events and fall activities!
Capture the beauty autumn in Oakville has to offer. Before venturing out, ensure your vision is its best. Book an eye exam today!
SEE IT! Take in a fall festival
Pajama Night Starry Nights
September 22, 7pm – 9pm
Leave the city lights behind and learn about the starry night sky with a guided hike, s’mores and fireside storytelling at the Mountsberg Conservation Area near Campbellville. Head in early to make a day of it and catch a Birds of Prey show at 12 or 2pm where you can get up close and personal with owls and raptors!
Bronte Creek Park Harvest Festival
September 22 & 23, 10am – 4pm
This fall festival runs on the fourth weekend in September every year. Bring out the family and enjoy many fall themed activities. You’ll find pony rides, fall snacks and more! Watch apple cider be pressed and try your hand at using a 4-foot-long cross cut saw. You can also pick out and carve your own pumpkin!
Springridge Farm Harvest Festival
Weekends, September 23 to October 29, 10am – 4pm
The farm is open daily, offering seasonal fruits and vegetables in their on-site market. Every weekend each fall they also host a Harvest Festival with activities like wagon rides, a haunted barn and more fun for the whole family. Head out to see some barn animals and pick out a pumpkin!
There’s so many events at Springridge year-round, too!
Mountsberg’s Spooktacular Halloween
October 6 to October 8, 10am – 4pm
Visit Mountsberg’s Conservation Area again in October to take part in their Halloween festivities. Check out the haunted barn and pirate ship and see a live snake or Birds of Prey show!
SEE IT! Visit a local farm
Andrews Scenic Acres
Open daily, 8am – 6pm
Andrews Scenic Acres offers ups several ‘pick-your-own’ fields, including a huge variety of pumpkin patches. Plan a visit this fall to explore the farm, visit the animals, pick some fruit and choose a few pumpkins. They even have a playground and a winery on site… complete with pumpkin wine! That’s something you obviously have to try in the spirit of the season!
Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm
This pick-your-own apple orchard is open every fall with a selection of pre-picked apples and open orchards for you to pick your own! Shop the market for fresh-made seasonal goodies like cider or jam, pumpkins, squash and many other local products.
Go for a Hike to see the leaves changing colour
There are so many beautiful hikes around Oakville! From a leisurely stroll to a serious hike, you can find something to suit all fitness levels. Take a few hours out of your week to go for a walk and check out all the fall colours showing up in our parks and nature trails! Fall is the best season for a hike: the weather isn’t sweat-inducing, bugs have started to hibernate, and the stunning colours make for a beautiful view. Not to mention, the exercise you’ll get from going on a hike is great for your eye health!
Check out these hiking paths on a nice fall day:
- Munn’s Creek
- Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Sixteen Mile Creek Trail
- Bruce Trail
- Lions Valley Park
Fall beauty in Oakville is the perfect reason to schedule your next eye exam
Make sure your eyes are prepared to take in all the sights by scheduling a fall eye exam! Getting regular eye exams is the best way to ward off any potential eye diseases or concerns, so you’ll want to get in for one each year. With kids going back to school in the fall and the buzz of summer fun starting wear off, Autumn is a great time to add it to your to-do list!
If you don’t already have a family eye doctor come see us at Envision Eye Care today for a consultation and exam.