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8 Fall Getaway Ideas From Toronto


Looking for fun fall getaway ideas from Toronto?

I’m sharing a few of my favourite places to watch the leaves turn that are only a short road trip away from my hometown of Toronto. I like to take the weekend away to hike, read, go to the spa and breathe in the crisp cold air in the great outdoors. So round-up your girlfriends or your significant other and let’s hit the road!


1. Prince Edward County, Ontario

One of my all-time favourite weekend trips from Toronto. I would suggest staying at Huff Estates or the Drake Devonshire Inn and pick out a bunch of wineries and restaurants to check out during your visit.

See my Travel Guide to Prince Edward County for more fall getaway ideas for your visit! About a 2.5 hour drive to Picton, Ontario from Toronto.


2. Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario

Relax at this pretty country estate and book a few spa appointments to re-centre yourself. I love hitting all the water therapies, steam room and sauna to detox and reset.

The overnight stays at Ste. Anne’s Spa are all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about meals or paying extra for yoga or meditation classes. About a 90 minute drive to Grafton, Ontario. (more…)

DIY S’Mores Station


Hosting a wedding, outdoor BBQ or a weekend at the cottage? Create a DIY S’mores Station for your guests with some inspiration from this set-up at The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid.

Get your campfire or firepit going and lay out a basket arranged with marshmallows, Hershey chocolate bars and pack of graham crackers with a note for your guests to help themselves. Buy a couple packs of these marshmallow roasting sticks and leave them in a bucket of warm water for your guests to use.

For an extra touch, leave a few throw blankets (these are my favourite) on the back of each chair to keep everyone warm. Don’t forget to arrange a few chairs for your friends and family to relax in.