Make the most of the last days of fall


It's almost November - have you been to a pumpkin patch yet?

Fall may be winding down, but it's not over yet. 

If you haven't packed in enough pumpkin patches, apple orchards, or corn mazes - don't fret. There's still time!

Here are some tips from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation for making the most of the Halloween weekend. 

The Halton Pumpkin Trail Guide

If you're anywhere in or around Halton check out the online Pumpkin Tail Guide

The Trail Guide, released by the Regional Municipality of Halton for the second year-in-a-row, is a cheat sheet of every autumn activity in the area. The self-guided map tells you what's going on and how to get there. 

"People should absolutely make the most of the season this weekend," Halton's Tourism Specialist Nancy Field told me when I called to ask about the Guide.

"Farmers' Markets and farms are still open and it's going to be a great weekend. Halloween weekend is such a great time to be exploring what the Trail Guide has to offer."

And while the pumpkin map is certainly full of pumpkin picking locals, it's also got a bunch of other great events listed. So even if your pumpkin's been picked and carved - there's still tons to do. Go apple picking at Chudleigh's Apple Farm, take a stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens, or catch a puppet show and wagon ride at Springridge Farm

But if Halton's too far, we've got you covered. Below are some great farms throughout the Greenbelt with events and activities planned for this weekend.

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm in Fonthill, Ontario is open this weekend and going all-out for Halloween. Like really, really, going all out. Just check out their site (they've got a live skeleton band!).

Caledon's Downey's Farm Market is holding their final Pumpkin Fest this weekend. The festival includes "Boo Barn, Straw Jump, Goat Mountain, and a Corn Maze." Sounds fun! 

Brooks Farm is serving apple cider and hosting a "pumpkin smash". Whatever that entails, it sounds like a good time. 

Hampton's Knox Pumpkin Farm not only has a maze, a pumpkin patch, and awesome kettle corn - they've also got pony rides. 

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