As fall approaches in Ontario, the changing colours of foliage are truly a sight you don’t want to miss. These colours are especially breathtaking in the months of September and October and can provide stunning backdrops for photos. With hundreds of parks and lakes in Ontario, each with their own offers of adventures and activities, how does one choose? We’ve put together a list of couple and family friendly resorts that will allow you to fully appreciate the natural scenery, relax on a trip, and experience the best that Ontario getaways have to offer!
Located on the beautiful Lake of Bays, the Port Cunnington Resort offers a variety of chalets, suites, and cottages that range in size. Experience a fine dining experience with a view of the lake for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Guests can choose from a variety of activities such as golfing, canoeing, playing tennis or relaxing by the lake. As the resort is located only minutes away from the Algonquin Park, a fall getaway would be a perfect time for a day hike. Take advantage of their fall mid-week special for a discounted rate on lodging.
Boasting all the amenities one would want at a luxurious lakeside resort, Pine Vista Resort offers fully equipped cottages on Stoney Lake at an affordable price for the entire family. This resort also offers a variety of weekend packages in the fall, which includes a Thanksgiving Weekend and Fishing & Touring package. Enjoy a traditional wagon ride, pumpkin carving, apple cider and campfires, or choose from one of the many activities offered such as kayaking and canoeing to hiking and biking. If relaxing is your goal, check out the indoor hot tub and various recreation equipment or take a stroll with your camera to capture it all. Ontario getaways are all about fun, so if you’re looking to stay busy this is a great choice. Not a bad place for those looking for family resorts in Ontario as well.
Combining a love for the beautiful colours of leaves during the fall and hikes, the Deerhurst Resort offers a special fall package which includes accommodation, complimentary snacks for each person and a free day-use park permit to the Algonquin Park. The resort has a fun-filled fall activity guide which includes indoor and outdoor adventures as well as dining and entertainment options. Check out the fall trail rides available at Stoneleigh Farms located at the resort. For those looking for a relaxing stay filled with golfing and spa treatments, the Deerhurst Resort also offers a discounted fall rate for mid-week stays.
The Fern Resort, located in Orillia, Ontario, offers a fall Thanksgiving package that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Like most classic Ontario getaways, start the day with a family pumpkin carving contest and show off your talents and be eligible to win one of the contest categories. Continue the fall fun by baking an apple pie with fresh picked apples and participating in a pumpkin launch. End it off with a cruise on Lake Couchiching to embrace the colours of fall and hot apple cider. Great choice for families, and affordable too.
The fall season provides an even more enjoyable time at the Westin Blue Mountain. A fall getaway at this hotel includes a tasting tour of grapes, apples, and hops! By that we mean, a tour of the Georgian Hills Vineyards, Thornbury Cidery, and Northwinds Brewery for lunch. Interested in something more family friendly? The Westin at Blue Mountain also offers an exclusive package to experience the largest apple growing region of Ontario, otherwise known as the Apple Pie Trail. Free family activities and live music are provided during the Apple Harvest Festival and an annual Halloween Hill Haunt transforms Blue Mountain into the Haunted Hill.
Fall weather and Muskoka are just two things that go hand in hand. The Severn Lodge is a premier lakeside resort, perfect for a fall getaway with the family. Located on Muskoka Lake, it offers an all-inclusive list of activities such as horseback riding, golfing, tennis, games rooms and more. For this Thanksgiving weekend, kids and teens are offered a special rate of up to 50% off. This getaway includes activities for people of all ages, geared specifically for the fall season. Enjoy pumpkin carving, hay rides, a traditional turkey buffet and more.