Fall Drives and Activities in Southwestern Ontario
Crisp air. Falling leaves. Hot apple cider in hand. Nothing says fall like a weekend road trip touring through small town Ontario. This year, slow down and celebrate harvest season in Ontario’s Southwest.
Migration takes Flight
Ontario’s Southwest is home to world-class birding thanks to multiple sites playing as main resting hubs during migration for our feather friends. You can take part in fall migration in many ways including birding festivals, interaction with experts at bird banding stations, and taking to the trails at parks and conservation areas.
Sunsets and Songbirds
The Lake Huron sunsets at Pinery Provincial Park have been ranked as some of the world’s best . In addition to spotting birds on their fall migration at the area’s many great birding sites, there’s time for live theatre, wine tasting, strolling on a world-class beach and leisurely meals.
Wheelin' through Wine Country
Not all road trips exploration requires you to be behind the wheel of your own car. Explore the wineries, and even breweries, of Essex County on a trolley or take a small-group tour with Grape Vine Tours. Cruise along the Toast the Coast Trail with Ride the Bine, and take in the newest wine region, Huron Shores, with Tour the Shore.
Explore the Trails
Fall is the perfect time to lace up your boots and adventure through some of Ontario's Southwest's favourite hiking trails. Experience the crisp air, breathtaking views, and see the leafs change as you take a relaxing hike.
Get your Motor(cycle) running
In addition to being home to the legendary Friday the 13th Port Dover motorcycle cruise route, Ontario’s Southwest has scenic highways and byways that make it a Mecca for motorcyclists. These 12 routes are sure to thrill two-wheeled riders, but they also make for amazing scenic cruising for four-wheeled drivers and cyclists too.
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