5 Ways to Maximize Fall in Sudbury

As we welcome cooler weather (and warmer sweaters) here's a guide to experiencing all that autumn has to offer in the Nickel City.

Here are the TOP FIVE ways to maximize fall in Sudbury.

1. Take In the Fall Colours

Take a leisurely stroll through Bell Park on the boardwalk along the shores of lake Ramsey, or visit Lake Laurentian, Kivi Park,  or hike on one of many amazing trails including Onaping Falls – High Falls—a favourite destination for locals, it also captured the heart of Group of Seven Painter A.Y. Jackson. To learn more about some of the BEST locations to marvel at and take in the fall colours in Sudbury, check out our 5 Spots to Check Out Sudbury's Fall Foliage blog.

2. Indulge in Some Fall Flavours

Sudbury has many local coffee shops like Salute Coffee Co.Ltd., as well as bakeries and restaurants serving up seasonal favourites and unique fall-inspired options—including pumpkin spice and all things nice!

Take part in a wine-tasting class, wine pairing event or enjoy seasonal fall menu items at Wander Food & Wine.

Take part in SHARE Sudbury’s annual Fall Harvest LOCALICIOUS menus beginning the second week of October until the end of the month. Each SHARE Sudbury member restaurant will donate $2 from every meal sold from their LOCALICIOUS menu sales in support of Maison McCulloch Hospice. Discover the full list of SHARE member restaurants including DiGusto, M.I.C. (Made in Canada) Eatery & Whisky Pub, The Kouzzina, Verdicchio Ristorante Enoteca, and more at http://www.sharesudbury.com/

3. Fall Harvest at Wagonwheel Ranch


Enjoy Fall Harvest throughout the month of October at Wagonwheel Ranch. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Boreal forest trails with a bonfire stop in the woods fireside to warm up over hot chocolate, roast some marshmallows and more. Visit with a variety of barnyard friends, take a pony ride and even pick a pumpkin to take home. For complete details and reservations visit https://www.wagonwheelranch.net/

4. Shop Local For Fall Essentials


Find cozy fall fashion staples from some of Sudbury’s local boutique shops for men, women, and children including Stitch & Stone, The Positive InceptionSkaters Edge Source For SportsJump! The Baby Store and more.

Be sure to visit Ramakko’s Source For Adventure, Sudbury’s 20,000 sq. ft. outdoor superstore to find your favourite outdoor adventure brands, hunting or fishing gear, footwear, coats, cozy sweaters, pyjamas, and home or camp essentials.  

Soak in and lather up in fall-inspired scents and locally-made products from Old Soul Soup Company.

Just down the road, stop in and visit The Gallery Brew Shop for Fall décor and gift items then head to The Valley Market inside the Hanmer Mall.

Visit the weekly Sudbury Market for farm-to-table foods, baking, and a variety of hand-made products and treasures by local artisans. For all of the BEST shopping in Sudbury, visit https://discoversudbury.ca/shopping/

5. Take in some of the BEST Fall Events in the North!

Plan a road trip this fall to find out why Sudbury Discover why Greater Sudbury is a premier destination for festivals and events in Northern Ontario, even in the Fall and Winter seasons! Greater Sudbury has a variety of fall events for guaranteed family fun, a weekend getaway, or a great night out. Consider attending Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, take in a world-class theatre performance, as well as annual community events including:

Calvalcade of Colours
This 2-day annual family fun event takes place on the third weekend in September at the Dowling Leisure Centre featuring local vendors, car show and activities.

Nitelife on the Rocks at Science North (19 + ) 
Science North invites you to attend their Fall Nitelife events  - Rediscover your childhood and maybe even learn something new by enjoying a series of fun, Fall-related activities to “Spice” up or “Spike” your night out with friends. 

Plan to experience Halloween In Sudbury. Sudbury is Northern Ontario's Halloween destination! 

Halloween at Dynamic Earth - Month of October

Get ready for SPOOKTACULAR FUN in Sudbury this October! Experience indoor and outdoor Halloween attractions including Science North’s Pumpkinferno at Dynamic Earth, home of the Big Nickel. Featuring three new sets to thrill and chill you for the month of October. Experience frightfully exciting activities treats and definitely a few tricks.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Kivi Park
Takes place the 3rd weekend in October. Get your spooky costumes ready and prepare for the hunt!  The event features 500 pumpkins hidden throughout Kivi Park, a Scary Smores Station, Halloween Scavenger Hunt Freaky Family Photo Session, Spooky Story Trail Walk, and more.

Learn more about all of the great things to do in Sudbury for Halloween.

Looking for cozy accommodations in Sudbury? Check out our blog or visit https://discoversudbury.ca/stay/

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About Sudbury Staff Writer

Northern Ontario's largest city is home to world-renowned attractions, urban comforts, and four-season outdoor adventures. We invite you to discover for yourself why Greater Sudbury is attracting a growing number of adventure-seekers. 

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