Top 50 Things to do in the Fall in the Annapolis Valley

Top 50 Things to do in the Fall in the Annapolis Valley




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In no particular order, see how many of these activities you can do this fall in the Valley!

    1. Drive to the Look Off or ValleyView Provincial Park to see the Valley full of colourful leaves.
    2. Go to Spooktacular at Willowbank Farm in October in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. October 27, 2018. 
    3. Catch the whales in the Bay of Fundy with Mariner Cruises before they migrate south!
    4. Play with the goats at Dempsey Corner Market and check out their Thanksgiving fun weekend.
    5. Learn how to play conkers and how to make your own. Even better, compete in the friendly competition on October 20, 2018 at the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal. 
    6. Make an apple pie with the apples you pick from a Upick in the Valley. 
    7. Practice your lumberjack skills by throwing axes at Halimac in Kentville
    8. Dust off your running shoes and enter the Valley Harvest Marathon in Wolfville.
    9. Share your Thanksgiving with a newcomer family this year.
    10. Take your family to eat at Acadia either at the Nutrition department or meal hall! 
    11. Explore the haunted houses and ghostly gardens in Annapolis Royal’s Ghost Town.
    12. Drink apple cider (alcoholic or not!) from a local farm market.
    13. Get lost in a corn maze!
    14. Bike the Harvest Rail Trail! Go for the full 117km or pick a section. 
    15. Visit with the Pumpkin People all over Kentville.
    16. Go to a local farm market and pick a pumpkin to carve.
    17. Go on a food tour in Wolfville and learn all there is to offer. 
    18. See the giant pumpkins at the Dill farm in Windsor.
    19. Cheer people on as they row across Lake Pisiquid in Windsor in a pumpkin for the West Hants Regatta (2nd weekend in October)!
    20. Experience the best of Annapolis Valley wines and host a Tidal Bay tasting party for your adult friends! 
    21. Gather nuts to make these gorgeous centrepieces for Christmas.
    22. Pull out your red, white and blue and go to an Acadia Football game.
    23. Rake a pile of leaves and jump in them. Bonus points if you rake leaves for someone in need.
    24. Take your favourite hike and note the changes in the fall season.
    25. Cuddle with the kittens at the SPCA in Waterville.
    26. Learn about bees and see them in action at Wood ‘n Hive in Port Williams. Bonus if you taste the samples! 
    27. Take a wagon ride at Ross Farm Museum.
    28. Participate in the Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade as part of the Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville (September 23, 2017)
    29. Kayak down the Annapolis River for free until the end of September with Middleton Recreation.
    30. Complete a TrailQuest scavenger hunt with your family in Kentville, Berwick or Wolfville!
    31. Find a local theatre and take in one of their productions. There are many shows appropriate for kids! 
    32. Learn about the power of the Fundy tides by visiting the power station in Annapolis Royal. Those over 16 can ask about going below! 
    33. Find an open house at a fire department during Fire Safety Week (2nd week in October).
    34.  Get one last trip into Oaklawn Farm Zoo before it closes in November.
    35. Take your kids on a double decker bus (kids ride for free) on the Magic Winery Bus before it stops in October.
    36. Visit a local museum. Most shut down after Thanksgiving!
    37. Organize a back-to-school cookie exchange to fill up for school lunches.
    38. Find your favourite playground by doing a playground hop!
    39. Read a copy of Pumpkin People by Ron and Sandra Lightburn with your family.
    40. Buy fresh veggies from a local farmers’ market and make a harvest feast.
    41. Go to the Valley Drive In for their final weekend (last weekend in September) for their trick-or-treating party before the movie.
    42. Make these cute name cards for your Thanksgiving table.
    43. Walk Miner’s Marsh in Kentville surrounded by hundreds of carved pumpkins on October 17, 2018 (rain date October 18)
    44. Head to a haunted house if you dare!
    45. Go horseback riding with Evangeline Trail Rides.
    46. Launch a pumpkin on a catapult to help squash CF  in Kingston. It is held the weekend after Halloween. 
    47. Go on a ghost walk with Valley Ghost Walks.
    48. Take time to honour Remembrance Day by doing this Remembrance Day Scavenger Hunt in Kings County.
    49. Visit the Greenwood Aviation Museum to see the 3 new planes that have been added to the display.
    50. Make an apple witch doll for Halloween. You need to start at the beginning of October!

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