country road in the fall

Itinerary Fall Driving Tour EAST

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It’s no secret that Caledon is a beautiful destination in the fall and a place to view some of the most regal autumn foliage in Ontario.  You love to explore unique hamlets and winding roads and the chance to snap some perfect pictures.  Caledon offers many incredible views, natural sights and unique wonders throughout our scenic countryside.  We encourage you to follow one of our itineraries to see the best of Caledon in the fall.

Fall Driving Tour: East

As you head into Caledon, enjoy the scenic countryside while visiting a variety of outdoor, farm-fresh experiences.  Downey's Farm is a favourite destination for family fun on the farm and fresh produce at the farm market. 

At Dixie Orchards through September and October you can buy a wide variety of fresh apples and for most varieties, you can pick your own (how about bubble gum flavour!).  At weekends, you can take a hay ride through the orchard! 

Visit Albion Orchards on Innis Lake Road where you can explore the orchards, shop at the country store and treat yourself to a fresh-baked pie.   

Continue your drive along one of our gentle, country roads, such as Centreville Creek or Humber Station Road.  Visit Plant Paradise Country Gardens, (closes Sept 30th) Caledon’s award winning botanical garden and perennial nursery set amid 24 picturesque forested acres with trails to explore. 

If the Gardens are closed already, take a drive up to Escarpment Side Road and check out some of our scenic views along that route.  Our Explore Caledon map shows some favourite photographic locations. 

For some fresh-air fun and adventure, head to Albion Hills Conservation Area where you can hike and mountain bike on scenic nature trails.  

Traveller Tip: If you don’t have your own bikes, you can rent them here. 

Visit the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave where you can enjoy a meal at the licensed restaurant and watch live equine competition (season ends Sept 30th).  If the weather’s nice, sit out on the terrace.  

Take a relaxing stroll in the Palgrave Forest & Wildlife Area, a beautiful 306-hectare green space where you can enjoy the forests, wetlands, meadows, watercourses and ponds.  Or if you brought bikes, you can also ride on the trails. 

Have a change of scenery and take the road less travelled – the forested Finnerty Side Road is an unpaved road that will lead you to Escarpment Sideroad (via a short jog on Airport Road 7) and some wonderful views across the Caledon countryside.  

Traveller tip: Share your pictures with us on Instagram @yourcaledon #visitcaledon #explorecaledon 

If you head as far as Highway 10, don’t miss out on a visit to Inglewood Antiques just south of Grange Side Road on the east side.  This old apple barn houses several antique dealers offering a fabulous inventory of furniture, including Canadiana, English and French formal as well as shabby chic decorative pieces for the creative decorator.  

Head home full of fresh, Caledon country air and make sure to come back and visit Caledon again soon!