Ontario is a great place to be in the fall. The weather is fantastic. Not warm at all, and not at all the bitter cold that is certain to come in another short month or two. In short, it is the perfect time of the year to get out and see the changing of the leaves, and enjoy many of the outdoor activities that are available in the area, year after year. It seems that the hustle and bustle of modern life keeps us from doing many things together as a family these days, so consider making this the season that this changes in the life of your family. Look at the following list of things to do in Gravehurst in the fall as a perfect place to start.
Activities That the Entire Family Can Enjoy
There is literally a little of something for everyone to enjoy in the Gravenhurst area. Perhaps you would enjoy exploring your own secret bunker as you go back in time to feel what is was like to live centuries ago as one of the first pioneers in the area. Maybe you crave a bit more adventure, so you would like to go and explore the caves that surround portions of this area of Ontario. While you are there, you could mine the area for gemstones. Now, that is not something you can do everyday back in the big city! There are also places in the area where you can feast on food in a style that is representative of the 11th century, or you might want to go and see a rodeo at the fair. If this sounds like an awful lot, well, just know that there is even more that you can do in the fall in Gravenhurst, so take out a pen and some paper and start making a list of things you and your family would enjoy doing.
- Diefenbunker Cold War Museum – This was built decades ago to protect residents from an attack that many felt was imminent, but has since been turned in a rather cool museum that the entire family will enjoy.
- Champlain Trails and Lang Pioneer Village Museums – These are both places in the Gravernhurst area where visitors can experience what life was like for pioneers some 200 years ago.
- Scenic Cave Nature Adventures – This is a location that enables guests to go deep underground, or high up in the trees, on the adventure of a lifetime.
- Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament – This is a great place for the entire family, and you will all get to enjoy a traditional 11th century feast. Try to go home and recreate this meal!
- Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site – This is the birthplace of a local hero in Ontario. While here, you and your family will learn all about the life and many achievements of Dr. Henry Norman Bethune.
- Santa’s Village – This is a place that surely cannot be missed! It is a combination of three different and exciting amusement parks. There is also a campground situated on the property that measures over 60 acres. This is fun for the entire family at its finest.
- Eaglecrest Aerial Park – This is a place where the entire family can walk high above the ground and participate in monkey walks, wobbly bridge, zip lines, Tarzan swings, and much more.
- Coldwater Canadiana Heritage – This is a traditional log cabin that has been preserved to showcase local history. It contains many examples of the life and work of the people that grew up in this area, and it helps instill a sense of local pride in all who visit.
- Stephen Leacock Museum – This was a humorist that many Canadians grew up listening to. Back in 1928, he built the Leacock House, and now this museum stands as a location to showcase a bit of his history.
- Orillia Museum of Art and History – The entire family can appreciate this museum, which showcases the unique culture and history of the area, as seen through exhibitions shown both local and nationally.
- Mount St. Louis Moonstone – This is a place to go skiing and snowboarding, and is a place that the entire family can enjoy. Ski lessons are offered starting at 3 years of age, and 29% of the runs are green. In addition, there are 2 terrain parks located at the Moonstone.
- Georgian Bay Islands National Park – This is a place to just get out and enjoy the great outdoors, which is of course what makes Canada so beautiful and unique to the rest of the world. This particular national park extends from Honey Harbor to Twelve Mile Bay.
- Horseshoe Resort – This is yet another great place to go skiing and snowboarding in the Gravenhurst area. There are lessons available for the entire family. In addition, the runs at the resort are 25% green. There is also a snow park and a family snow tubing hill, so even members of the family that do not want to ski can still enjoy their time here.
- Green Season at Horseshoe Resort – This is the portion of the resort that offers a great array of activities that take place indoors, outdoors, or in the water. There is a zip line, tubing, climbing walls, downhill mountain biking, and mini golf, just to name a few of the activities that are sure to keep the entire family busy for a while.
- Elmvale Jungle Zoo – This place is home to over 300 exotic and exciting animals just waiting for you to visit them. There is also an interactive reptile session that everyone can participate in, in addition to an adventure playground and much more.
- Wasage Beach Paintball Adventure – For the truly adventurous that want to get out and enjoy some war type games, this park has over 14 fields, each one containing its own unique theme. The park itself is located on 70 acres of land that is heavily wooded and landscaped especially for paintball.
This is just a sampling, believe it or not, of the many things to do in Gravenhurst in the fall.