This Fall escape down winding country roads to the wide open spaces of Elgin County where life moves a little bit slower and traffic jams are nothing but a distant memory. Breathe in the crisp air as you take in the spectacular reds, yellows and oranges of the autumnal countryside. Towering oaks and maples in vibrant shades provide the perfect backdrop for harvest festivals, fall fairs and scenic hiking and biking trails.
The harvest in Elgin is bountiful and numerous festivals celebrate this sprawling agricultural centre at its best. These events are sure to tickle the taste buds and feature lots of family fun. Take the time to pick the perfect pumpkin right from the patch, enjoy a wagon ride with the kids or get lost in a corn maze. Indulge in a glass of warm, spiced cider, a bottle of mulled wine or a piece of fresh apple pie.
Midway rides, cotton candy and tractor pulls at the region’s many fall fairs are sure to delight visitors of all ages and inspire a sense of nostalgia for days gone by.
For those looking to enjoy nature uninterrupted, Elgin County offers numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as ideal locations to witness the fall migration of birds. Elgin County’s numerous parks and conservation areas are also great places to experience the richly hued autumn leaves in the trees and carpeting the ground.
As the summer melts away and cooler temperatures produce a kaleidoscope of autumn colours, a new side of Elgin County is revealed. A trip to the region will have visitors relishing in the fruits of the harvest and all of the rural culture and charisma that goes along with it.
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