Jennifer Bacher
The Silhouette

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Fall is here! The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and everything is pumpkin spice. Here are some things you must do before you dig out your mittens and toques because winter is coming.

  1. Visit a Local Farm – Go pick some apples and carve a pumpkin. Visit Dyment’s Farm in Dundas on Sydenham Road.
  2. Attend a craft show – Many neighbouring towns host outdoor craft shows such as Ball’s Falls in the Niagara region this weekend. Learn more about the Thanksgiving festival here:
  3. Hike – Why not take a study break by exploring the outdoors. Go to Webster Falls or walk along the Bruce Trail.
  4. Go to cheer on your favourite team – Football isn’t the only sport that has games you can go and watch. Show your Marauder spirit for other teams like rugby, field hockey and soccer.
  5. Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt – Nothing’s better then getting chased around a theme park and riding roller coasters at night.
  6. Rockton’s World Fair – This fair first started in 1852 and is not to be missed. Rides, food trucks, and a demolition derby are just some of the many events. This fair runs from Oct. 11 – 14. More info can be found at
  7. Do a Haunted Hamilton Tour – Walk around the downtown area at night and learn some creepy history. Visit for tour times.
  8. Niagara-on-the-Lake Heritage District – Visit the many shops on Queen Street and have some Cows ice cream before it gets too cold!
  9. Go for a Bike ride on the Rail Trail – This 32-km trail starts in Hamilton and ends in Brantford. The trail starts on Main St. W and Ewen Rd in Hamilton but there are many access points, such as on Emerson street before Ward Ave.
  10. Visit a Haunted House – Nightmare on Elmore is a Hamilton favourite that has been around for 6 years! Visit any five haunted houses hosted by Screemers. They open Oct. 19.
  11. Drink some hot apple cider and enjoy an outdoor farmer’s market – Dundas has a local farmer’s market that is open every Thursday on Hatt Street till Oct. 24.
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