We love all things fall in Northeastern Ontario, and this year we’ve decided to celebrate in full force. It may be fleeting, but it’s one of the most beautiful times of year with so much to experience.
Maybe it’s a peaceful fall landscape, a harvest meal prepared with local ingredients, or the perfect autumn outfit. Whatever screams “fall” to YOU—share your photos with us by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram, posting on our Facebook Page, or sharing your photos into the weekly Contest Post comments sections, and you’ll be entered to win one of six prizes from local restaurants around the region! Easy peasy.
Click here for full contest details. Contributions will be highlighted for all to see the beauty of fall in Northeastern Ontario.
For this contest, we’ve partnered with six restaurants around the region that serve up seasonal dishes using local ingredients. Each week, contributors will have a chance to win that week’s gift certificate.
- Week One: September 16 – 22, 2018
Thornloe Cheese, Thornloe – $50.00
- Week Two: September 23 – 29, 2018
Garden’s Gate Restaurant, Manitoulin Island – $75.00
- Week Three: September 30 – October 6, 2018
Radical Gardens, Timmins – $50.00
- Week Four: October 7 – 13, 2018
Café Meteor Bistro, Temiskaming Shores – $50.00
- Week Five: October 14 – 20, 2018
White Owl Bistro, North Bay – $50.00
- Week Six: October 21 – 27, 2018
Savour the Season
Potatoes, corn, pumpkin patches, squash… we could list fall flavours forever. Local restaurants and farms are serving up local eats, fall fairs are scheduled for every weekend, farmers markets are bursting at the seams—there’s no shortage of places to locate local flavours in Northeastern Ontario during the fall.
Pair your dishes and farm-fresh hauls with local beers and spirits that have been brewed and distilled around the region. Besides providing a refreshing sip as you travel around the region, these beverages make great souvenirs and gifts to friends and family back home.
Fall drives in Northeastern Ontario offer the best of all the leaf-viewing worlds. In the southernmost reaches of the region, you’ll encounter the vibrant reds and oranges combining with cheerful golds and evergreen species for a perfect fall mosaic.
As you travel north, the deciduous landscape gives way to boreal forests—beautiful patterns of yellow and gold tamaracks, birch, and poplar contrasting with the pine and spruce iconic to the north.
Ready to hit the road yet?
Guided Fall Tours
If DIY isn’t for you, we’ve compiled this list of guided fall tours that visitors can book throughout the region. From boat tours, guided hikes, and photography excursions, these operators know just where to take you to maximize fall foliage viewing opportunities.
Besides being fantastic to look at, fall is arguably the perfect time of year for hiking. Cooler temperatures, changing fall colours, and—maybe best of all—bug-free conditions make for ideal hiking conditions with family, friends, and canine companions. Here are our picks for the top hikes in Northeastern Ontario.
Great Golf Courses
Golfers know: fall is best experienced on the fairways. Northeastern Ontario is home to over 40 golf courses with pristine greens, surrounded by changing fall landscapes. As you tour around the region, consider stopping in for a round at any one of the courses listed here—we've compiled the Ultimate Guide to Golf Courses in Northeastern Ontario.
Here is a sample of the gallery building for this contest!