Posted on 2020-09-15 in Blog
Halton has a lot to offer, and a big benefit while we all continue to grapple with COVID-19, is that Halton region has many beautiful outdoor places and activities to enjoy and practice social distancing. So, if you’re looking for things to do this fall in Halton, keep reading! We highlight family friendly activities every year to our customers, because even for us locals, unless we make specific plans, the season can easily slip by. If we’ve missed something, be sure to email us as we love sharing information about our community.
Farmer’s Market, Main Street Milton/Country Heritage Park: We love the farmers’ market in Milton! It’s where we get delicious vegetables and fruits, local honey, meats, baked goods, fresh cut flowers & more. If it’s good or good for you, you’ll find it at the market. It’s been a real relief that this year the market was able to pivot to Country Heritage Park for a bit to allow for more social distancing as well as for Milton’s Main Street to be re-paved. The farmers’ market is put on by the Milton Chamber of Commerce and they are very attuned to the need to follow Region of Halton Health protocols during COVID-19. For the most current & up-to-date information about the famers’ market, visit http://miltonfarmersmarket.ca/. The market ends Thanksgiving weekend so make sure you check it out before the season ends.
Mountsberg Conservation Area: We really enjoy Mountsberg, and luck for us, it’s just a few minutes away. Call us crazy but hanging out with those raptors is really exciting! The Raptor Centre trail is open, so you can look at the birds in their outdoor enclosures. The Raptor Centre building is closed and sadly, the public performance isn’t happening due to COVID-19. The Barn is closed too, but kids can still see the animals in their outdoor enclosures. It’s not perfect, but it’s still really nice and you can definitely hike or take the mountain bike trail and enjoy nature and fresh air. Mountberg has a big maple syrup festival, and they have a lot of sugar Maples, so this means in the fall, the forest is gorgeous, with vibrant reds everywhere. You have to make reservations to visit, but again, safety first and this means that your visit is even more peaceful. Check out their website for more information: https://conservationhalton.ca/park-details?park=mountsberg.
Take a Hike at Hilton Falls Conservation Area: Hilton Falls is very peaceful place, and has always been a popular spot for a light hike, especially in the fall. The trails are well maintained, and you really feel like you have been transported to nature. Hilton Falls is open, but you need to make a reservation so that the trail does not get overcrowded. The benefit, in addition to being safe, is that there are less people on the trail, making it a more peaceful, serene experience for you and your family. The Hilton Falls parking lot and entrance is located at 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton and here is the link for reservations: https://book.parkpassproject.com/book?inventoryGroup=1554186518. Enjoy!
Chudleigh’s Farm and Blossom Café: Chudleigh’s Farm is a real apple farm, and one that we love to visit to pick our own apples, enjoy the sunshine and bite into a crisp apple. This place is huge, and there is so much to do! It has awesome outdoor stuff, like a huge playground and a revamped animal enclosure. Passes have to be bought online and there is limited capacity, so in the height of fall, you’ll want to plan this trip. The orchards go on and on are picture perfect, and worthy of your Instagram account. Maybe Boxhead will go apple picking this year? :) Go online to book your tickets now: https://www.chudleighs.com/. Chudleigh’s has also opened the Blossom Café on Main Street Milton and it’s great! You can purchase apple blossoms (warning, do not go hungry…so delicious), as well as jams and honeys. Check out their website: https://www.chudleighs.com/blossom-cafe/
It’s very true that we are living in strange times, but there are still many ways to enjoy and support our community. This fall, make the time to get outside, enjoy yourselves and support local!
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