Fall for Trent Hills

Plan Your Autumn Adventure in Trent Hills

Craft the perfect autumn adventure with a visit to Trent Hills. From mid-September to Thanksgiving weekend, experience the magic of the changing seasons. Take a stroll along scenic trails and riverside paths, or drive along winding country roads, to take in the brilliant hues of red, orange, and gold that paint the landscape. Our fall driving tours promise an unforgettable journey through nature’s most breathtaking spectacle. 

Parks, Patios and Porches

Fall Foliage in Trent Hills
Villa Conti Oak Heights Estate Winery

Choose a Park: Begin your day with a leisurely walk or bike ride in one of our many parks to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage:
1. Ferris Provincial Park (Campbellford)
2. Seymour Conservation Area (Campbellford)
3. Trans Canada Trail (“Northumberland Rail Trail” from Hastings to Campbellford)
4. Millennium Lilac Trail (Warkworth)
5. Pisces Park/Hastings Hub Trail (Hastings)

Select a Patio: Choose one of our local eatery patios to enjoy lunch or dinner after your leaf-peeping adventure. Be sure to ask for a local pint or Taste of the Trent-Severn Waterway (TSW) menu item:
HASTINGS: McGillicafey’s Pub & Eatery 
The Dockside Bistro, 52 North Pub and Grill, Apollo’s Pizzeria, Caper’s Tap House, The Trent Bar & Café
WARKWORTH: Pizza by the Bakery,  Villa Conti Oak Heights Estate Winery 

Find a Prize Possession: Purchase something unique for your porch or patio at one of our specialty shops:
HASTINGS: River’s Edge on Front, The Water Lily, The General on Millpond 
WARKWORTH: The Village Pantry, Weekender’s Vintage and 39 Main Street 
CAMPBELLFORD: Bennett’s Furniture & Mattresses, Snapshots Photo, Framing & Office Supplies 

Visit Campbellford on Saturday, September 9 and Pick a Porch during the Porchella Music Festival from noon to 4 pm. Downtown porches serve as the stages for live performances throughout the town.

Visit the Google Maps page for driving directions between locations. 

Hops, Honey and Hooves

Promised Land Animal Sanctuary
Stunning views await at Fogorig Brewing

Pick a Pint: Trent Hills is home to three distinct craft breweries, each with its own personality and distinct flavours!

Find a Farm Friend: There are two unique animal sanctuaries in Trent Hills. You will need to book a tour in advance to visit with the animals and learn about their stories.

Meet the Beekeepers: Learn about beekeeping by booking an Information Session or Bee Yard Tour with MoreRoses Apiaries & Honey (Hastings). Tours are available until September 30 and must be booked in advance (1-416-809-1561 or email moreroseshoney@gmail.com). The honey stand is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visit Promised Land Animal Sanctuary on Saturday, September 16 to attend Hearts and Hooves from 11 am to 7 pm. A day of music, food, drink, vendors and fun for the whole family! Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 cash at the gate. Kids aged 12 and under are free. 

Visit the Google Maps page for driving directions between locations.

Flavours and Farmers

Fresh and colourful fall produce
Book a workshop at the Branch Ranch

Pick a Peck: Delight in fresh, seasonal produce, local meats, home baking, honey, preserves, maple syrup, artisan vendors and more.

Try Something New: Challenge yourself during your Fall Driving Tour! You can pre-book a workshop at The Branch Ranch (Warkworth) and create a beautiful woven willow basket or garden décor item. 

Or channel your inner lumber jack and book an axe throwing session at Upper Canada Axe Throwing (Warkworth). Minimum group of 4 and must be booked in advance. 

Check out our Flavour Trail, a self-guided driving tour with seventeen delicious stops guaranteed to tempt your taste buds with food and drink that is locally produced, locally grown or uniquely Trent Hills. 

Visit the Warkworth Fall Fair from September 8 to 10, an annual classic country fair that features a midway, horse, truck and tractor pulls, agricultural and home craft exhibits, live music and more.

Timeless Treasures

Campbellford Heritage Centre, Campbellford, Trent Hills, Ontario
Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre
Donnybrook Auction

Learn about the history of Trent Hills at these special stops:

Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm 

Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre is open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm

Heritage Walking/Driving Tours: The local heritage committee has created four self-guided tours of designated heritage properties in Trent Hills. Three are walking tours and one is a rural driving tour; all are downloadable from our website: www.visittrenthills.ca/selfguidedtours/

Trent Severn Waterway Driving Tour: Tour the locks and learn from the lockmasters about this remarkable feat of engineering that spans almost 400 kilometres and connects two of Ontario’s great bodies of water. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy watching the boats travel the locks as you travel this route by car. The locks remain open until Thanksgiving (October 9).

Find more treasures — antiques, collectibles and vintage items — on our Antiques Tour that includes ten unique stops throughout Trent Hills. 

Visit Warkworth on Saturday, September 16 and experience Northumberland’s largest Reduce, Reuse and Recycle event, the Donnybrook Auction from 4:30 to 9 pm.

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