VISIT AN APPLE ORCHARD
The Bay of Quinte region is chock full of apple orchards, so you won’t have to travel far to get that crunchy, sweet fall fix. Many orchards also offer pick-your-own apples, so you can make sure you grab the perfect bushel for all your baking, snacking and bobbing needs. Here are some spots offering all things apple:
Speaking of pick-your-own fall festivities, BoQ also has some great pumpkin patches (catch the Charlie Brown reference?). The classic fall décor awaits you at Cricklewood Farm in Brighton, Crews Country Market in Quinte West (Best of the Bay’s Best Pumpkin Patch winner) or Wynn Farms in Greater Napanee. Happy Carving!
LOCAL WALKING TOURS
Walking tours are a great way to immerse yourself in local history while enjoying a new perspective of streets and buildings you may already be familiar with. Scalliwag Toys’ recently launched Whiskey & Wingtips, a theatrical-style walking tour telling tales of one of the region’s most notorious rumrunners, Claude “King” Cole, guided by a team of professional actors.
If you’re looking for some fresh fall produce or baked goods, you’re in the right region. Stock up on squash, sweet potato, and pumpkin to make some delish seasonal dishes or get busy making soup to last you through the winter!
RIDE ON HORSEBACK THROUGH THE OAK HILLS
There’s no better way to experience Oak Hills than on the back of a Paso Fino horse at Fina Vista Farm. Take a guided trail ride through the winding forested pathways and open rolling fields on a guided tour. And don’t worry if you aren’t a pro, these smooth-gaited horses are the perfect introduction to riding.
A DAY AT THE MUSEUM
The return of fall inevitably leads to some cooler, rainier days that aren’t as enjoyable outdoors. When the weather is dreary and we’re looking for something to do, we turn to one of our local museums for a day spent warm and dry learning new things:
SEE WHAT'S BREWIN'
Take flight and experience the craft brews of the region. Whether a classic pilsner is your go-to or you’re all about the IPAs, these breweries will hook you up with just the right bevvy to suit your fancy.
From October 18 to November 5 Quintelicious is celebrating the incredible bounty of the City of Belleville, from fresh produce grown on local farms to locally produced ingredients, breweries, wineries, and restaurants. Participating restaurants will showcase the diverse cuisine of the city with specially curated menus and invite diners to come in for a delectable culinary experience.
Whether drip coffee, Pumpkin Spice lattes or herbal teas suit your fancy, each of these shops will surely serve up a variety of hot beverages to accompany the crisp chill in the air. Sweater weather, here we come!