The weather is crisp and comfortable, the sun still shines, and the trees begin to change into vibrant colours of oranges, yellows, browns, and reds…let’s look at 8 reasons to Fall in love with Autumn in Niagara.
1. Explore the Trails
Lace up your hiking boots or bring a bike and explore Niagara’s beautiful trails. Bring a camera and see why people from all over the world appreciate Niagara’s unmistakable beauty. The Niagara Parkway is a 6-kilometre route starting at the Niagara Gorge, and ends at the Floral Clock. The Niagara River Parkway Recreation Trail features 56-kilometres of natural paradise, which runs parallel to the Niagara River, beginning at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
2. Corn Mazes
Get lost! Take the kids (or be a kid again yourself) and chase each other through the tall stalks. Howells Pumpkin Farm and Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm have amazing corn mazes each and every year! They are open 7 days a week throughout the month of October.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year with football season in full force! Boston Pizza Clifton Hill is one of the hottest sports bars in the tourism district for wings, pizza, and beer, and within minutes of Queen Victoria Park to take in all the beautiful colors of Fall and to view the American and Horseshoe Falls.
4. Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Autumn means everything Pumpkin Spice at Canada’s favorite coffee shop, Tim Hortons. There’s no better way to spend a Fall day than by grabbing a hot beverage and heading down to the Niagara Falls to capture the view.
We have one of the nearest Tim Hortons, which is just a stone’s throw from this magnificent wonder of the world located on Clifton Hill for your convenience.
5. Niagara Harvest
Autumn in Niagara means visiting all the farmer’s markets, roadside stands, and picking your very own fruits and vegetables locally at a farm or orchard. We have many award-winning wineries to taste test the best Fall pairings!
Check out all the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
6. Fall Flavours
Fall flavours are all around us now! We have plenty in store at the Fudge Factory (see our list here). Also, we have all the preparations to make your own Fall feast with a touch of maple at the Canada Trading Company.
7. Less crowds
The Fall in Niagara Falls is a great time to visit with less crowds, and with most attractions along Clifton Hill still remaining open. Attractions such as the Niagara SkyWheel are heated for your comfort, and the Niagara Speedway is still operational as long as the weather permits. Best of all? You have little to no line-ups to contend with.
All attractions provide a healthy environment and a safe place to play. See the COVID-19 safety measures here.
8. Cheaper Hotel Rates
Niagara Falls hotel rates dip dramatically after Labour Day, and will continue to drop as the Fall goes on (with the exception of Holiday weekends). Even on the weekends, the rates are generally 50% off what they normally would be during a weekday in the Summer.