As the days grow cooler and the leaves change color, it’s time to discover the best fall getaways in Ontario.
Whether you’re a nature lover, an explorer at heart, or simply want to unwind, our province has something for you.
So, put on your favorite sweater, grab your favourite person, and let’s explore these fantastic fall getaways in Ontario.
A quick 90 minutes outside of Toronto, the stunning town of Elora is a wonderful place to venture to any time of year.
But, with plenty of trees surrounding the historic facades of the town’s most beautiful buildings, we think fall colours really brings out Elora’s beauty.
Want to make the stay extra special? Then the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa is exactly what you’re looking for.
Where: 77 West Mill Street, Elora
In the rolling hills of Northumberland, you’ll find an 1800s heritage fieldstone country castle converted into a dreamy and luxurious all-inclusive spa resort.
Spend all day in your cozy bathrobe while you enjoy the peaceful surroundings, rejuvenating amenities, and delicious cuisine.
You can book a day trip to the spa or spend the night in one of the charming cottages.
Where: 1009 Massey Rd, Grafton
This one’s for the artistically inclined explorers!
Heritage buildings, artisan boutiques, and historical landmarks line the streets and you’ll feel transported to a different era.
But, look closer, and you’ll discover that this place is teeming with world-class talent, activities, and attractions centered around performing arts, poetry, and literature.
In addition to the world-renowned Stratford Festival, the town also has a Shakespearean Garden, a beautiful property filled with over 60 varieties of plants inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.
Where: Perth County, Ontario
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This historic inn is located right outside of Toronto in Caledon.
It dates back way to the 1880s and once housed a knitting mill, but has since been transformed into a charming hotel with 52 romantic guest rooms, relaxing outdoor hot spring pools, a spa, and hiking trails.
Plus, the gorgeous grounds are an ideal backdrop for a cute photoshoot.
Where: 55 John St, Alton
Steeped in rich Mennonite heritage, St. Jacobs is home to the largest population of Old Order Mennonites in Canada, according to the St. Jacobs Market.
In fact, you’ll often see farmers on local roads traveling on horse and buggy!
But, the main attraction for locals and visitors is the St. Jacobs farmers’ market, which is the largest year-round market of its kind in the whole country, the town says.
Where: The Village of St. Jacobs, Woolwich Township
The summer was hectic, no doubt about it. Now it’s time to relax. Book your next weekend getaway at the Scandinave Spa in Blue Mountain.
There are several hotels in the surrounding area that offer spa getaway packages but everyone is welcome to stop by and take a dip in their thermal baths and/or get a relaxing massage.
The spa offers a number of services such as a Eucalyptus Steam Bath, Finnish Sauna, Infrared Sauna, Hot Baths, Nordic Waterfall, and refreshing Cold Plunges.
Where: 152 Grey Road 21, Blue Mountains
This charming historic hotel in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake has a 13,000 sq ft spa with a gorgeous outdoor hot spring that you can enjoy all year round.
There’s plenty to do in the Niagara region this time of year, like visiting wine country, autumn hikes, and exploring the historic boulevards and attractions.
Where: 48 John Street W, Niagara-on-the-Lake
You may associate Blue Mountain Village with winter or summer activities, but we’re here to tell you that autumn might be the prettiest time of year to visit.
The cobblestone-filled streets and turn-of-the-century architecture add to the charm as the surrounding hills burst with autumn colours.
This destination has tons of shops and restaurants to check out, as well as year-round activities and outdoor attractions of all kinds —including a stunning open-air gondola ride!
Where: 156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains
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Many of Ontario’s small towns are charming enough to have their own Hallmark movie, but one in particular is actually used for that purpose.
The enchanting town of Almonte, Ontario doubles as a film set for Christmas movies!
The town’s historic downtown is filled with preserved heritage buildings, museums, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.
So if you can’t get enough of that cozy small-town feeling, then you simply have to pay this spot a visit.
Where: Mississippi Mills, Ontario
Looking for small-town charm with a side of natural beauty? Then a trip to Bracebridge, Ontario is definitely in order.
Known as “Muskoka’s downtown” region, Bracebridge is a lovely destination just steps from a thundering waterfall.
Hear the roar of Bracebridge Falls as you stroll through the streets and alleyways of downtown.
During the fall, the historic red brick buildings look extra picturesque against the stunning autumn colours.
Where: Township of Muskoka Lakes, Ontario