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Fall Activities and Exploring in Bruce County

Fall is undoubtedly one of the best times to vacation in Bruce County. Smaller crowds are seen and cooler days are enjoyed; but the charm and welcoming nature of our local communities and their unique dining, shopping, and activities are still present. 

Visit Bruce County this Autumn for a relaxing weekday getaway from work, where you’re sure to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the fall colours at our scenic lookouts. Join us for a weekend trip with your pals or partner, and experience the endless fun outdoor adventures without the lines.  

There are endless things to do in fall when exploring Bruce County. Experience what our explorers do during Fall in Bruce County

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Don’t miss a thing! View or download the Visitors Brochure to discover all the experiences Bruce County has to offer.

Fall Hiking

It’s no doubt that Bruce is the place to be for fall hiking. While we’re home to over 260km of the Bruce Trail, we also have countless other breathtaking trails for all skill levels to be explored. If you’re heading to Lion’s Head Lookout or the Grotto, remember that you must book before your look!

Mountain Biking

With four trails across Bruce County to explore on two wheels, you can make a mini vacation this fall. Spend your days cruising through the crunchy leaves of our tracts and spend your evenings and mornings exploring the local towns.

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Looking to hit the trails? View and download the Trails Map Brochure to see all the best spots and how to access them.

Paddling the Saugeen

Calling all canoe and kayak enthusiasts! The cooler fall temps will leave you with a breath of fresh air while voyaging the mighty Saugeen River. Plan your next paddling adventure taking on 102 km of the majestic river, setting up camp along the way, and heading into our charming towns for local cuisine to fuel you up for the next day’s paddle. 

Water Sports

Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, and our inland lakes aren’t only for summer enjoyment. Grab your SUP board and cruise along the shorelines to see stunning landmarks and fall colours. Try your hand at Ontario’s best surfing – yes, surfing! – destination. Or catch the wind kiteboarding or find treasures and shipwrecks scuba diving all right here in Bruce!  

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Ready to launch? View or download Bruce County’s Paddling Map. It will show you all the best routes and access points.

More to Explore in Bruce County

As one of Ontario’s top Steelhead Trout destinations, the Saugeen River is sure to leave angler’s saying “just one more cast!” Plan your fishing trip in Bruce County this fall and have the experience of a lifetime.

Bruce is home to a variety of pick your own’ farms that create a memorable and lasting experience for families and couples. Or visit one of our many farmer’s markets and fill your bellies up with local produce and treats. While indulging on the goods in the car, be sure to make some special trips to our historic lighthouses. 

With endless fall fairs, festivals, and a variety of local events happening around Bruce County this season including Port Elgin’s annual Pumpkin Fest! You’ll have to make more than just one trip to experience all our local towns have to offer! 

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