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Some fun ideas for making the most out of fall with your family.

The leaves are changing, and the air has a little nip to it that let’s us know summer is on its way out, and fall is on it’s way in.


Fall has to be one of the best time around Durham – there is just so much to do and explore. From hiking, to apple picking, and pumpkin farms, to fall festivals, you just can’t beat it. There is something going on that will suit everyone in your family. 

Other great options include the many Farmer's Markets that are open until the end of October. There is nothing like taking your family to a local Farmer's Market to check out the many varieties of fruit and vegetables that are grown in our own backyard. Not to mention, local markets are also wonderful places to pick up fresh baked goods and crafts.

Packing up a picnic, bundling up warm and heading out for an autumn bike ride, stroll, or hike is what makes Durham Region so special. Not only do we have hundreds of beautiful trails,  parks, and conservation areas where you can do everything from admire the changing colours, feed the ducks, watch the boats, or just relax. has put together a few of our favorite fall family fun ideas. We’ll continue to add to this list throughout September and October, so make sure you check back.



Farms & Markets


Pingles Farm Market  (Hampton)
Wonderfully fresh fruit and vegetables, pick your own apples, and fun 8 acre Pirate Ship corn maze for the kids. Don’t miss their Spooky Orchard Trail!


Knoxx Pumpkin Farm (Hampton) 
Offering kids pumpkin picking from the biggest pumpkin patch around, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo and pony rides. Open throughout October.


Lilac Farm (Whitby) 

Visit the Lilac Farm for tasty baked goods, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling (yes, bowling) and more).