5 Outdoor Fall Activities To Try This Season

Goodbye summer and hello fall! But before you snuggle up to the couch with a blanket and a pumpkin spiced latte, here are a few fall outdoor activities to try out in that new crisp and cool fresh air!

This is the time of the year when we are readjusting our schedules. The kids are back in school, college and university classes start up. The sun sets way earlier and the mornings have that touch of coolness that makes you question your t-shirt selection. But don’t freight the coolness, embrace it and get outside with these fun activities!

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1. Hiking

Waterfall trails, your local parks, anywhere with a beautiful scenery! I live out in the Durham Region of Ontario and man, we have some beautiful trails so close to home! Some of my favourites include: Heber Down Conservation Area out in Whitby, and Seaton Trail in Pickering!
Toronto also has some amazingly beautiful trails that are super accessible, including Scarborough Bluffs, High Park and Colonel Samuel Smith Park!
Of course be sure to be wear proper shoes and be wary of trails after the rain. Always be prepared by bringing a snack and plenty of water.

2. Apple Picking
One of the great wonders of the fall season! If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, this is a great way to spend the morning or afternoon. And ps. Who doesn’t love baked goods with apples? Pies, tarts, oats, pancakes, SO MANY OPTIONS!
Toronto-based Orchards: Downey’s Strawberry and Apple Farm in Inglewood and Big’r Apple Farm in Brampton Durham Region-based Orchards: Archibald’s Orchard & Estate Winery in Bowmanville, and Pingle’s Farm Market in Clarington 

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3. Go for a bike ride
My favourite time to ride my bike is late August to early October! I love whipping through the wind, riding hills, and seeing the colorful leaves blow away from beneath my tires! There are lots of trails or you can just set out and make your own route!

4. Canoeing/Kayaking
Just because the air is cooler doesn’t mean you gotta get out of the water! It’s a great way to get in a low impact workout, plus imagine the scenery! Pick your favourite lake, or head to a rental place like the Habourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre in Toronto!

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5.  Rake the Leaves
Not always the best time, but the sweat you will work up will be REAL! This could also include trimming trees, bushes and planting fall flowers! Keep that core engaged while you’re doing it, and you’ll be feeling it the next day!

So I’m curious- what’s on your fall activities list? I’m going to try to do all of these before the season ends because I love being outside and I love being active so much! Comment your go-to fall activities (even if it is the lying on the couch, snuggled up with a pumpkin spiced latte and a blanket!)

And if you need a bit of reset for the new season, come celebrate all things new and autumn with me in my brand new video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwY9ZxhHVZQ&fbclid=IwAR3ziCP0pNfng7DarZbi5r00P0xfr-iM0ChCxPauWk4WQB9SdlC6odtr54c