Immerse yourself in nature with these fall activities


Autumn, it comes and goes so quickly! Before we know it, the beautiful colours and mild weather will be gone and it’ll be winter once again. Take advantage of it while you can and immerse yourself with these outdoor activities located in the Barrie area!

Safety first! Due to COVID-19, all the locations promoted below are following health and safety regulations set in place by officials and might require extra precautions from you upon your visit. Visit their individual websites for more information. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands thoroughly and above all stay home if you are sick. Enjoy (safely)!

Scandinave Spa

In need of a relaxing stay-cation? Experience true relaxation in the heart of nature at the Scandinave Spa located at Blue Mountain. Open daily until 9pm, reserve a time for a spa wellness escape in their spacious natural environment. Rejuvenate in the fresh air and soak in the outdoor baths wile enjoying the bounty of colours, rustling of the leaves and the beautiful views of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Head over to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and explore an area steeped rich in history and heritage, dating back 450 million years. Witness award-winning views for yourself from Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge overlooking the Niagara Escarpment! Experience the fall colours and hike through their many stunning trails set in a majestic 300-year-old forest. Feeling extra adventurous? Traverse into their network of caves carved by glacial ice.

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Heritage Hills Golf Course

Breathe in the crisp autumn air and play on 6,800 yards of a championship golf course at Heritage Hills Golf Course. Their front nine takes you through the mature forest of Oro Medonte where you can enjoy the absence of noise, no houses or roads to distract you and embrace the natural mature beauty of their pristine golf course. On their back nine, feel as if you are on a links course and let both the length and Mother Nature combat the open layout. Enjoy the beauty of golf in the fall before this golf season is over.

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Sunnidale Park

It’s hard to believe but this Barrie-favorite destination gets even better in the fall. The 48.5-acre park features playground equipment, the Dorian Parker Community Centre, the Barrie Arboretum, and many great trails on the main path and through the forest. With so much space, social distancing is effortless and free parking seals the deal. Perfect for some quality outdoor time with family!

Check out more parks to explore in Barrie here!

Tiffin Centre for Conservation

The Tiffin Centre for Conservation is a great four-season destination for environmental and recreational education. With 300+ acres, the property is home to great trails, disk golf and more, now is the perfect time to explore this outdoor experience! Head over for a walk or bring your gear and bike and adventure through 17 km of looped trails that meander through a mixture of wetlands, forests, open meadows and ancient lake beds. An extra little perk, leashed canine visitors welcome!

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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Open 362 days of the year, Wye Marsh has 3,000 acres of provincially significant wetlands and woodlands to explore in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Discover their unique trails, floating boardwalks, wildlife and more. Make sure to escape, explore and experience the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre this fall!

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