The Halton Pumpkin Trail

Now that October is here and Burlington‘s beautiful summer is just a glimpse in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get excited about pumpkin season!

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If the thought of fresh pumpkin pie or a delicious pumpkin spice latte has your mouth watering, you’ve come to the right place.

The best way to indulge your craving for all things pumpkin is to get out and explore the Halton Pumpkin Trail!

Throughout the month of October, Halton Region is offering a self-guided tour around the region, to celebrate and promote all of the fabulous fall products that are available close to home. The Pumpkin Trail will help you connect with the local harvest as you explore farm markets, restaurants, retail shops, local attractions and accommodations, and attend themed events.

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Much of the pumpkin action takes place right here in Burlington, so you won’t have to drive far to explore all of the stops on the trail. Check out the map to see where the Pumpkin Trail will take you.

Here is just a sampling of what awaits your month-long pumpkin adventure:

  • The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) offer hiking, gorgeous fall colours and a warm bowl of squash soup for a happy ending. This is a popular spot in Burlington, no matter what the season.
  • Treats in our Streets takes place in downtown Burlington on October 26. Trick-or-treaters have the chance to visit downtown businesses for a little pre-Halloween fun. There will also be a farmers’ market at Civic Square and lots of storytelling, crafts and activities taking place in Burlington’s beautiful downtown.
  • Springridge Farm offers lots of fun farm activities for the whole family, but make sure to stop in the barn market for delicious pumpkin treats. How about bringing home a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner?
  • Visit Uncle Scott’s Farm on Walker’s Line in north Burlington for pick-your-own pumpkins, along with other fruits and veggies.
  • The Red Canoe Bistro in downtown Burlington is sure to have lots of pumpkin-inspired menu items this month.
  • The Naked Sprout will also be offering pumpkin-infused dishes for those who would like a gluten-free, vegan option.
  • Finish off your Burlington pumpkin adventure with a stop at Walker’s Chocolates for a Pumpkin spice truffle.
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Celebrate the harvest in Burlington and Halton this October. You’re sure to find some new local favourites!

 

 

 

 

About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com

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