As hard as it may be to say goodbye to warm weather, Mississauga has many exciting activities to look forward to in the Fall. Already, the leaves are starting to put on a spectacular display. You can’t help but feel the festivity in the air as you wander down the tree-lined streets or through one of Mississauga’s many beautiful parks. Just think of all of the fun adventures that you can enjoy with your family in the next few weeks. Here are some of our favourite things to do when Autumn arrives.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
What could be better than fresh baked goods, locally grown produce, and decorative pumpkins and gourds? Mississauga has several farmer’s markets throughout the year, and they’re a great way to ensure the quality of your meals while supporting local farmers and other vendors. Here are some of the markets that are still running late into the Fall:
- Lion’s Farmer’s Market is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until October 30 at 3 Robert Speck Parkway.
- Lakeview Farmer’s Market offers an indoor and outdoor market, making it a fantastic place to spend a rainy afternoon. It’s open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until November 27 at 1352 Lakeshore Rd East.
- The Streetsville Hello Local Fall Market is back, and you can feel the excitement in the crisp Fall air. Here’s your chance to pick up some one-of-a-kind items that are handmade by local vendors and artists. There will be plenty to eat and drink, including delicious fresh-baked goods and cotton candy. Talented buskers and a kids’ craft booth will help keep everyone entertained. This free, must-attend event takes place from October 15 to October 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Streetsville Village Square.
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Take a Heritage Walking Tour
As a world-class city, Mississauga offers the best in modern conveniences and amenities. But did you know that it also has a rich and intriguing history dating back to the 1700s? One of the best ways to explore our past is with a walking tour through our most celebrated neighbourhoods.
Heritage Mississauga offers several self-guided tours you can enjoy at any time. Why not take the tour as the leaves begin to change? Here are a few areas you will never look at the same way again:
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Take a Hike
What’s the best way to get some fresh air, laughter and exercise while enjoying the best of Mississauga’s scenery? Try visiting one of our many hiking trails when you want the ideal combination of peacefulness and excitement. An afternoon hike is perfect for all ages, whether you want a fun place for children to run and play or a romantic afternoon with your significant other. No matter how you look at it, Mississauga’s trails do not disappoint. Where can you go? These are some of our must-visit paths and trails.
- Riverdale Trail
- Culham Trail
- UTM Nature Trail
- Sawmill Valley
- Glen Erin Trail
- Waterfront Trail
Watch the Salmon Run
When hitting the trails in Mississauga, you might just catch sight of the salmon making their final journey up the Credit River. You can view this incredible natural phenomenon in several places, including along the Culham Trail, the Riverwood Conservancy Trail to Streetsville, and Hewick Meadows Park at Credit Point Drive.
Besides countless hiking trails, Mississauga also has some of the most beautiful parks in the GTA. Read more about our favourites right here.
Family Fun Halloween Events
Fall is the season for all things pumpkin-related, not just pumpkin-spiced lattes. This is also the season when the ghouls and goblins come out to play, and Halloween parties are in full force. Here are a few spooktastic events your children are sure to love.
Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt in Streetsville
This fun, annual activity is a great way to get children outdoors and into the Halloween spirit! The local shops in the Streetsville BIA will have spooky decals on display. Can you find them all? If so, enter your finished scavenger hunt sheets for a chance to win one of 50 cool prizes. The hunt begins on October 17, and the map will be available for download on October 16.
Pumpkin Carvin’ Fun in Cooksville
On Saturday, October 22, Cooksville is hosting a free pumpkin carving party at 33 Hillcrest Ave. It’s spooky, good-natured fun for children of all ages. Young-at-heart adults are also welcome to join in the event. Did we mention that there will be goody bags and prizes?
Halloweekend Roller Skate
Here’s a unique way to celebrate a weekend of all things creepy and spooky! Glide and dance to the latest Halloween tunes at Celebration Square from October 28 to October 29. When you need a break, stop by the amphitheatre for storytime or hit up the Street Eats Market for a delectable snack at the Poutine Festival.
Halloween in Clarkson Village
This year, the children’s Halloween event of the season happens on Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in Clarkson Village. Local businesses along the Lakeshore come together to provide a day children will remember.
The fun, festive and spooky activities include trick or treating in costume, bouncy castles, games and more. It’s a great practice run for the main event!
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Halloween in the ‘Ville (Streetsville)
In partnership with Styleworthy Studio, the Village of Streetsville presents a Halloween Bash no one will want to miss. Children are welcome to dress up in their favourite costumes for a fun-packed afternoon of kids’ crafts, pumpkin decorating (while supplies last), and trick-or-treating. The party lasts from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. on October 30 at 8 Maiden Lane. At 6:00, the whole family can sit back and enjoy a family-friendly Halloween movie together.
Halloween Spooky at Illumi
Prepare to be dazzled by millions of brilliant light displays that bring life to 13 brand-new worlds. Illumi is open from September to January to celebrate all of the holidays. In October, they are hosting a spooky Halloween special that will delight and overwhelm your senses. The display provides over 600,000 square feet of festive magic. That’s the equivalent of 10 football fields!
Are you planning a move in the Fall? There are so many reasons to consider relocating to Mississauga, and we’d love to show you around. Reach out today by email or call 647-293-3785 and we can get started.