Weekend Family Events in Cottage Country North of Toronto September 26-28

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Fall Colour Road Trips for fun day trips or weekend getaways are where it’s at right now. Mother Nature is showing off her colours with foliage and sunsets! Photo-Ops full of scenic beauty offer great pre-winter family fun. 

Hey ParentCanada.com Readers! The forecast is warm sunshine and fall colour fun for families looking for wholesome fun in and around Cottage Country areas north of Toronto. From the Bruce Peninsual to the Ottawa Valley, there are events everyone will enjoy – and don’t forget your camera! 

in Cottage Country and resorts towns ‘north’ of TO! 


September 26-28, 2014 


Fall Epic 8 Hour Relay
Hardwood Ski and Bike
September 27

The Epic 8 Hour Mountain Bike Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the gritty, hard-core enjoyment of riding with friends. The events is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible. 



Fall Colours Touring
Blue Mountain Village

It’s country road and river touring time! Enjoy local wine and cider tasting, guided hiking, Ontario’s only open air gondola and many artisan stops along the Apple Pie Trail.




Bracebridge Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Downtown Bracebridge 


OCUP Downhill Biking Race
Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike

Participate in this Downhill point series race. Food service and camping is offered for this event. 

Experience Haliburton

Find out what’s happening in #MyHaliburtonHighlands. Lots to do and see in one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Ontario! Events this weekend include farmers markets, heritage happenings at the museum and a ghost walk in Minden.


Artscape Studio Tour


PA Day Camp (Friday)
Huronia Museum

Each camp will run from 9 to 5 at a cost of $22 per child. Each day we will have fun games and crafts to keep your children busy and entertained. We will also have as much outdoor play as the weather allows, even spending time in the park and our Wendat village when we can. 

Franco Ontario Day (Sept. 25)
Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A celebration of French culture in Ontario with special exhibits and activities. 

Singer / Songwriter Workfest & Open Mic
Sept. 13 & 20

Midland Cultural Centre

Open Mic at the MCC’s Cafe Roxy. Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm. Free Admission. 

7 Nights in Havana

Midland Cultural Centre

A new photographic exhibition of the UNESCO designated World Heritage city Havana, Cuba will be on display at the Midland Cultural Centre from September 26 until October 31. Entitled Seven Nights in Havana, the exhibit is a collaboration of three local photographers and a joint presentation of Quest Art and the MCC. Admission price for the evening is $15 with all proceeds from the exhibition donated to the Midland Cultural Centre.  

Opening Reception: September 26. Seven Nights In Havana Opening Reception. Official opening of the Exhibition including an evening of live Cuban Music and Dancers plus hors d’oeuvres and refreshments with a Cuban flare. Family Friendly.  

Owl Banding Demonstrations
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Garth Baker, a local citizen scientist and bird bander will be banding northern saw-whet owls at Wye Marsh. 

Fridays 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Veterans’ Lane, Victoria Harbour 

Saturday 8 am – 1 pm

Town Dock – Main Street 

Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm

Across from the Town Dock 

Link to: Midland Tourism 



Bancroft and area autumn Studio Tour

Drive the route and visit the artists at their studios in north Hastings. Pick up a descriptive brochure at many local businesses, art gallery of Bancroft or Chamber of Commerce September 20, 21 and 27,28.


Coldwater Fall Fair

Demolition Derby, remote controlled vehicles, Antique & Stock tractor & stock truck pulls, children’s events all weekend. 

Culture Days

Culture Days is one of the largest ever public participation campaigns undertaken by the arts and cultural community across Canada. Whether you are looking for a workshop, class, performance or exhibit, it gives the public a unique opportunity to connect with arts and cultural providers in their community through free, hands-on, and often introductory activities. Add your creative flare to one of our public art projects, conduct one of our local bands or get advice on your latest literary triumph from a published author. The choice is yours on how you will TAKE PART in this coast to coast to coast celebration. 

Port Severn Fall Colours Cruise

Midland Tours Inc. offers 2 ½ hour fall colour tours on the Trent-Severn Waterway departing from Lock 45 in Port Severn, Ontario. The Serendipity Princess cruises to the Big Chute Marine Railway – it is the only marine railway of its kind in North America still in use. 

Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm

4500 Fairgrounds Road just off of Hwy 12 W. 

Saturdays 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Orillia Public Library 

Weekend Pastel Autumn Workshops
Dave Beckett Art Gallery
Sept. 20-21

For adults or art interested teens. 

Link to: Ontario’s Lake Country Area Tourism 


Rural Ramble
Now until October 31

Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), the Rural Ramble is a free, self-guided driving tour set against a backdrop of beautiful fall colours. One of only two regions in the world with the unique combination of climate and topography that results in brilliant fall foliage, the Valley is a magnificent destination to enjoy throughout the autumn months. Glorious colours and crisp, cool weather make it an excellent season for exploring the countryside.


Family Fun Events in Tweed and area!

The Municipality of Tweed is located half-way between Toronto and Ottawa.  Known for being the gateway to both the Bay of Quinte and Land O’ Lakes Tourist region;  we have an abundance of outdoor experience right here in Our Backyard.  We invite you to come visit our area and experience world-class musky/black crappie fishing, events, culture and heritage, hiking, atving, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and so much more. 

Find other events in Tweed and Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Destination



We also recommend visiting any or maybe all of our 

Featured Farmers’ Markets and Farms

Thanksgiving Events and Weekend Getaways


Visit our website for family friendly accommodations in these areas 

Have a fun weekend! 

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