As the leaves start to change and the air gets a little cooler, it can be nice to get out of the city to take it all in. Lucky for us in Toronto, there are a ton of nearby weekend getaways that are perfect for a little cozy, autumn R&R. Whether you want a unique stay surrounded by nature, a quick day trip out of the city, or a slowed-down adventure at a nearby spa, there’s something for all of us to enjoy this fall.
Here are 10 of the best weekend getaways near Toronto you should check out this fall.
Sitting 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 greenery 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
SEE THE BEST FALL COLOURS
Speaking of fall colours, there are tons of amazing places in Ontario to see breathtaking views this time of year. You can head to a national park for a hike and a day trip, or extend your stay with a little camping. There are even some spots within the city with amazing views if you don’t want to venture too far.
Where: Check out our favourite spots here.
EXPLORE ONTARIO’S SPOOKIEST GHOST TOWNS
Let’s be honest, there is no better time to explore Ontario’s creepy side than when fall rolls around. Lucky for you, we’ve already highlighted some of our favourite ghost towns that you can venture to and check out. As always, make sure ahead of time that these places are open and safe to explore, and don’t let the spookiness get the best of you!
Where: Check out our favourites here
Where: 12351 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton
DRAKE MOTOR INN
Where: 43 Wharf St, Wellington
SPEND A DAY APPLE PICKING
Where: Check out our favourite spots here.
SCANDINAVE SPA AT BLUE MOUNTAIN
Where: 152 Grey County Rd 21, The Blue Mountain
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SECLUDED TREEHOUSE STAY
Really be one with nature at this next getaway pick. Just an hour outside of Toronto, you can live amongst the trees in this gorgeous forest treehouse. The beautiful little house sits on 300 acres of private property (yes, 300 acres!!) There are multiple ponds for swimming, hiking trails, mountain bike areas, and more right at your fingertips! It’s definitely a great place to spend the weekend.
Where: Port Perry, Ontario
HIT UP A PUMPKIN PATCH
Of course, we can’t talk about fall and not mention a few of our favourite pumpkin patches. It’s basically a right of passage for Torontonians to take a yearly Insta pic surrounded by bright orange pumpkins. Although a ton of usual spots are shut down cause of COVID-19 this year, there are still a few lovely little patches to explore. So get out there and take that fall picture. It wouldn’t be autumn without it.
Where: Our faves are Willowtree Farm, 975 Regional Rd, Port Perry and Downey’s Farm, 13682 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon
THE WOOD HOUSE IN MUSKOKA
Head up to Muskoka for the ultimate cozy fall weekend near Toronto. This gorgeous pine cottage sits on a whopping 2 acres of surrounding nature. You can sip hot cocoa by the wood-burning fireplace or go exploring in the nearby forestry. You’ll find tons of gorgeous wildlife species on your hike, plus, you’ll get to fully immerse yourself in the colours of fall.
Where: Coldwater, Georgian Bay, Ontario
MUSKOKA HERITAGE TRAIN
While you’re in Muskoka, be sure to take a trip on the Heritage Train. This beautiful antique railway will take you on a sprawling tour through all the best autumn sites in the area. Watch out your window at the gorgeous fall colours whipping by as you travel toward South Portage and Lake of Bays.
Where: Rotary Village Station, 100 Forbes Hill Dr, Huntsville
So get out of the city and relax for a few days. These gorgeous fall weekend getaways near Toronto are definitely worth exploring.
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