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 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 has an amazing corn maze each and every year, complete with 3 lookout towers for an amazing view. They are open weekends in September and throughout the month of October.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This is when football begins and locals and tourists alike pour into the hottest sports bars in the tourism district for wings, pizza, amazing company, and of course, BEER!
Head to Boston Pizza Clifton Hill every Sunday during football season and be part of all the action. Show this coupon for $3 off a large pizza:
4. Pumpkin Spice!
Fall means everything Pumpkin Spice at Canada’s favourite 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.
The Fall is also pumpkin harvest season in Niagara, and this means people are grabbing their little ones and heading out to take advantage of all the Niagara pumpkin farms!
5. Niagara Harvest
Autumn in Niagara means visiting all the farmer’s markets, roadside stands, harvest festivals, 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. Comfy Socks and Slippers!
Slipping into a pair of warm, comfortable socks or slippers at bed-time by the fireplace in Fall is the best feeling! The Fun Factory now carries Snoozies!® brand of “foot coverings”. They are neither socks nor slippers — they are something in between! They had a non-skid sole, and they are made with a brushed fleece exterior in colorful & fun printed patterns and then lined with a soft Sherpa fleece inside. They come in all sizes for children, teens, men and women and are fully machine washable.
7. Less crowds
The Summer season sees flocks of families from around the world visit Niagara Falls. While all the attractions are open late and the boats run consistently throughout the day, The Fall still has both the Maid of the Mist (US side) and the Hornblower Niagara Cruises (Canadian side) running (weather permitting). Most attractions along Clifton Hill also remain open, with attractions such as the Niagara SkyWheel heated for your comfort. Best of all? You have little to no line-ups to contend with.
Tip: Purchase the Clifton Hill Fun Pass online in order to get TWO admissions to the Niagara SkyWheel.
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.