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Categories: Family Fun

Although Durham Region is a fantastic place to enjoy family outings in any season, it really shines in the fall.
Not only do we have beautiful places to walk, run, cycle, but we have amazing farmer's markets, orchards, and other family activities right on our doorstep.

To make sure that you don’t miss out on everything Durham has to offer, Parent Source has put together a few great things/places to explore. If you have a suggestion for other items for any time of year, please let us know, and we’ll be sure to include it in one of our next articles.

Durham Region farms are definitely at the top of the list for family fun. Not only are they great places to pick up fresh produce, but they are great places to spend the day picking your own, a big treat for most kids of all ages. For a list of Durham’s best produce farms, visit, click here.

Our top family fun pick goes to the Knoxx Pumpkin farm in Hampton, where, throughout the month of October, you take a tractor ride into the largest pumpkin patch you've ever seen and pick your own pumpkin. There is also face painting, farm animals to pet, pony rides, and a maze of maize.

Other great options include the many Farmer's Markets that are open until the end of October. There is nothing like taking your family to a local Farmer's Market to check out the many varieties of fruit and vegetables that are grown in our own backyard. Not to mention, local markets are also wonderful places to pick up fresh baked goods and crafts.

Packing up a picnic, bundling up warm and heading out for an autumn bike ride, stroll, or hike is what makes Durham Region so special. Not only do we have hundreds of beautiful trails,  parks, and conservation areas where you can do everything from admire the changing colours, feed the ducks, watch the boats, or just relax.

It’s getting chillier, but don’t let that stop you from getting out with your family and enjoying everything our region has to offer.

Next issue…some great winter activities.