Ahhh, fall - the crunchy leaves, the crisp autumn breeze, arguably the most romantic time of the year. So much to do, so much to see, so much pumpkin spice to consume, where do we even start?
Thankfully, we have some spectacular, spooky suggestions for you and your boo this harvest season!
1. Corn Mazes
Starting with an annual staple, corn mazes! Who doesn’t love those? Well… my family when I get them hopelessly lost but hey, what can I say? I just love them so much, 30 minutes isn’t enough.
All jokes aside, we’ve been blessed with a whole cornucopia of mazes here in St. Thomas, to name a few family favourites Clovermead, Ferguson's, and Great Lakes.
From haunted to wholesome and we’d challenge you to hit them all - that is if you can escape!
2. Apple & Pumpkin Picking
Speaking of wholesome, what’s more wholesome than picking apples? Shoutout to Great Lakes Farms, their season ends on November 6th so make sure to get out there soon and make some lifelong memories with your family!
Apples aren’t the only thing you can pick, ultimately it’s pumpkin season! Visit Spookley the Square Pumpkin (Great Lakes again) and learn his story of resilience. Or maybe you can head to Howe’s Family Farm Market, whether it’s Jack-O-Lanterns to carve or pies to bake, they’ve got you covered. Matter of fact, why not do both?
I think we need to put an honourable mention for a timeless classic: jumping in leaves! There’s no age cap on this one, young or young at heart, let your worries fade with every crunch. Best part about this one is that you can literally do it anywhere! Waterworks park, Pinafore, and Springwater are some personal suggestions.
4. Autumn Colours
Now, for the grand finale, check the foliage from above at the Elevated park and get lost in a coruscating kaleidoscope of vibrant greens, oranges, yellows, and reds.
Of course this list is far from exhaustive, St. Thomas and Elgin County are both treasure troves of Southwestern Ontario, perfect for every season.
From big to small, we’ve got fun times for all!
DARIEN GORDON As a resident for almost 10 years, Darien Gordon is proud to call St. Thomas home. A high school student at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, he enjoys to explore our beautiful city and put it into writing.