With beach season behind us, it’s time to say hello to the some of the stunning fall foliage and autumn attractions to be found in Lambton in the cooler months. So grab something pumpkin spiced and make a day-trip to see these 7 Instagram-Worthy Fall destinations this season:
Rock Glen Conservation Area
With lush Carolinian forest and a stunning 10-metre waterfall, Rock Glen is a popular destination for Instagrammers and hikers year-round, but the beauty of this Conservation area is perhaps best enjoyed in the crisp fall air when the leaves begin to rust. The fall season is the perfect time to take in the view from the scenic lookout or to take the family on a picnic and hunt for Devonian-era fossils.
Grand Bend Pier
This iconic Grand Bend landmark will add a coastal flair to your feed any time of year, but a windy fall day ensures a perfect shot of the Lake Huron waves crashing against the pier. Pro-tip: Head out early on Wednesday morning to sample local meats and cheeses at the Grand Bend Farmer’s Market. Not an early riser? Take in the sunset from one of Grand Bend’s many patios before heading down to get the perfect shot of the sun setting on the lake.
Zekveld’s Garden Market
With perfectly picturesque pumpkin patches and a wide selection of gourds, squashes, and mums, this charming family-owned Garden Market is a feast for the eyes in the autumn season. While you’re there you can stock up on homemade jams and pickles and fresh local produce and meats. Zekveld’s also offers pick-your-own apples through to Thanksgiving, making for a perfect fall photo-op for the family.
Pinery Provincial Park
When it comes to the Pinery Provincial Park, autumn is Show Time. Towering oak trees and sumacs display their brilliant burnt orange and golden leaves, and a kayak or canoe down the Ausable River is the perfect vantage point to take in the breathtaking sights. With sunny days and cooler nights, fall is an ideal season for camping, and a great time to take advantage of fall events like Family Halloween Weekends or the Pinery Fall Classic.
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Twin Pines Orchard and Cider House
Fall is the perfect time to discover why this award-winning Cider House has received so many medals. Begin your tour in the Cider House store, where you’ll find members of this family-owned cidery bagging apples and making doughnuts. Stroll the orchards and charming walled gardens before ending up in the tasting room where you can sample delicious award-winning ciders like Crack Willow and Hammerbent Red, and enjoy famous struesels and apple blossoms.
A fall classic, the Brigden Fall Fair is the largest fall fair in Lambton and a longstanding Thanksgiving weekend tradition. Take a shot at the top of the Ferris wheel overlooking the many rides, vendors, and livestock displays, or opt for a helicopter or monster truck ride before taking in attractions like the West Coast Lumberjack show. Funnel cakes, candy apples, and haystacks; it’s everything you need to inject the right amount of #FallFair to your feed.
Canada’s Victorian Oil Town is easy on the eyes any time of year, but its beauty is even further enhanced when the leaves begin to change. Delightful attractions abound in this quaint picturesque town, with its preserved Victorian architecture and Main Street charm. Fall makes the perfect time of year to check out the community’s thriving theatre scene by taking in a show at the Victoria Playhouse, or to enjoy a picnic lunch at Bridgeview Park overlooking the historic covered bridge.
No matter where you visit in Lambton, you’re never more than a stone’s throw from beautiful fall foliage and Instagram-worthy attractions. Have some shots you’d like to share? Tag us on Instagram to be featured – @tourismsarnialambton.