From now until October 31, discover the Halton Pumpkin Trail, a new culinary, creative and fun-filled selection of activities, restaurants, retail locations and accommodations. Celebrate this year’s harvest through this self-guided, mapped event. The trail officially launches on October 6 at the Harvest Halton event. Explore everything pumpkin!
Destinations along the trail are as follows:
Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre
Trail Highlight: Mohawk Pumpkin Package – Overnight standard room, $50.00 Chophouse gift certificate, Pumpkin treat at check-in, Conservation Halton Day Pass: $119.99
Where: 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville
Quality Suites in Oakville
Trail Highlight: “Pumpkin Trail Package” Book your family weekend getaway – receive 25% off and delicious pumpkin treats. Halloween candy hunt on October 26.
When: September 30 – October 31
Where: 754 Bronte Road, Oakville
Mountsberg Conservative Area
Trail Highlight: Visit Mountsberg’s pumpkin patch and pumpkin trivia trail; romp in the play barn and visit with the live raptors! Weekends include wagon rides to view Bison and live bird of prey shows.
When: Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)
Trail Highlight: Experience RBG as part of the 2013 Pumpkin Trail – hike the trails and see vivid fall colours, come for an evening of pumpkin splendour, and finish it all off with warm squash soup in the café.
When: Daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. until October 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. after October 14
Where: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington
Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre
Trail Highlight: The Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre is located on the heritage site of the Williams Mill in the hamlet of Glen Williams. Enjoy the arts, harvest and the pumpkin themed artwork at the Williams Mill.
When: Wed-Sun and holiday Mondays, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 515 Main Street, Glen Williams
Trail Highlight: Bronte Creek Provincial Park – For registered campers only. Campfire program each Friday night. Decorate your campsite, trick or treat around campgrounds, add in a spooky night hike – Fun times for all.
When: October 18-19 and 25-26
Where: 3201 Lower Middle Road, Oakville
Treats in our Streets
Trail Highlight: Burlington Downtown Business Association: Halloween-themed activities, music and trick-or-treating at downtown businesses.
When: October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 414 Locust Street, Suite 202, Burlington
Fall into Nature
Trail Highlight: Conservation Halton: Enjoy the fall colours and outdoor experiences including chairlift rides and wagon rides, spectacular views, live music and First Nations dancers, birds of prey shows, pumpkin activities, BBQs and more.
When: October 12-14 and 19-20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 5234 Kelso Road, Milton
The Moon of Fall Leaves
Trail Highlight: Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum: Learn about famous Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery at our village museum. Enjoy home baking provided by Crawford’s Village Bakeshop, recipes from the author’s cookbook, pumpkin pie, loaves, cookies and more!
When: Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 2809 Bovaird Drive West, Norval
Masquerade on Main
Trail Highlight: Downtown Georgetown BIA: Children are entertained by street entertainers, while visiting businesses for treats! Main Street is closed offering a fun-filled and safe trick-or-treating environment, all within the historic Downtown Georgetown!
When: Oct 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 87 Main Street, Georgetown
Milton Haunted House
Trail Highlight: Frightening fun for all ages in support of Milton District Hospital Foundation
When: Oct 26 and 27, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Milton Mall, 55 Ontario Street South, Milton
Andrew’s Scenic Acres
Trail Highlight: All shapes and sizes of gourds, squash and pumpkins are grown for pick your own and ready picked. Pumpkins come in orange, white, silver and green. Pumpkin pies anyone?
When: Daily, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. now; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. later October
Where: 9365, 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills
Busy Liz’s Farm Shop
Trail Highlight: Busy Liz’s is ideally positioned on the Niagara Escarpment; where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery and buy your pumpkins, gourds, squash, decorations, pies and pumpkin fudge from our farm shop.
When: Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends
Where: 8405 Guelph Line, Campbellville
Trail Highlight: Huge Hay Maze – Tractor Wagon Ride – 4 slides and tower play area. Easy apple picking – Lots of farm animals – Let your children guide you through the nature trail. Corn and pumpkins in season.
When: Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day July 1st – Oct 31st
Where: 9528 Regional Road 25, Milton
Marshall’s Real Farmers’ Market
Trail Highlight: At our farm, everything is grown right here. We are the biggest squash grower in Halton. With lots of pumpkins and all your fall décor needs. Preserves, garlic and in season veggies.
When: Wed-Sun, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends
Where: 13517 First Line Nassagaweya, Moffat
Trail Highlight: Celebrate this year’s pumpkin crop at Harvest Festival! Boo barn, wagon rides, corn trail, puppet show, farm fun yard – $11. Pumpkin pies and pumpkins available in the barn market.
When: Weekends / Holidays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, festival activities 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton
Stonehaven Farm Market
Trail Highlight: Treat your taste buds this fall to seasonally baked goods in our market brimming with exclusively local product and gourmet food items, including our fall favourite pumpkin pie. Pick-Your-Own pumpkins, a giant corn maze and kid zone will complete your country escarpment experience.
When: Daily, Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 7388 Guelph Line, RR3, Campbellville
Uncle Scott’s Farm
Trail Highlight: We have pick-your-own pumpkins, peas, raspberries and corn stalks (frost permitting). On our stand we have squash, decorating corn stalks, gourds and pumpkins in seven different colours.
When: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 days, 9 Weeks. Appleby Line is weekends + holidays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open daily for 9 weeks after September 21.
Where: 6583 Walkers Line, Burlington
Trail Highlight: We’re an old-fashioned Apple Orchard featuring Honey Crisp and eight other tasty apple varieties. Shop in the market for pumpkins, squash, gourds, Harvest Goodies products, honey, Ontario cheese and fresh cider.
When: Thurs-Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thurs-Sun
Where: 8277 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills
CJ’s Café In Bronte
Trail Highlight: Kids’ Jack-o-lantern colouring contest! PLUS vote for your favorite artist-decorated real pumpkins by donating to their favorite cause! Enjoy pumpkin treats & cider. Live music on weekends!
When: October 19 – 31, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekends; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Where: 2416 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville
Trail Highlight: A chef driven upscale casual restaurant, showcasing local products grown and raised locally. We specialize in heavily aged steaks with guest obsessed service. We focus on seasonal produce, like pumpkin, in our menu items.
When: Daily, 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Where: 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville
Red Canoe Bistro
Trail Highlight: Red Canoe serves fresh, flavourful, exciting and innovative “Modern Canadian Cuisine”. Our focus is on regional Canadian ingredients that combine classical techniques with current concepts. Ask about our pumpkin specials!
When: Monday to Saturday, Lunch: Weekdays – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner: Monday to Saturday – 5 p.m. to close
Where: 39 John Street, Burlington
The Naked Sprout
Trail Highlight: The Naked Sprout is a vegan and gluten free restaurant – full sit down service and takeout. We are mostly organic and always fresh and fully licensed! We are excited to offer locally grown pumpkin infused delicious dishes! Come and try!
When: Daily, Mon: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Tues-Wed: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thurs-Sat 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
The Shepherd’s Crook
Trail Highlight: Our daily menu specials will feature pumpkin in items such as soup, salad, pasta, curry or dessert. At the bar, you can sample pumpkin wine or beer from Ontario producers.
When: Daily, from 11:30 a.m.
Where: 86 Main Street South, Georgetown
Crawford’s Village Bakery
Trail Highlight: A scratch bakery featuring pumpkin pies and pumpkin loaf cakes during October. Handcrafted pumpkin truffles and many other wonderful flavours will be available in our chocolate shop.
When: Daily, Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 2809 Bovaird West, Norval
Trail Highlight: For over 30 years Walker’s has been creating award winning chocolates, gift baskets and seasonal novelties. Our Pumpkin spice truffles offer locally sourced fresh pumpkins, fused with, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, wrapped in a white chocolate centre and covered in our satiny smooth milk chocolate.
When: Daily, Mon-Wed: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs-Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 3350 Fairview Street, Burlington
WHERE TO PICK UP A MAP
Local Tourism Offices
Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce
Milton Chamber of Commerce
Acton Farmers’ Market
Downtown Acton – Willow Street
Open: Thursdays in October; 3-7 p.m.
Aldershot Farmers’ Market
Cooke Plaza, 35 Plains Road East, Burlington
Open: Sundays in October (weather permitting); 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
Georgetown Farmers’ Market
Main Street South between Church Street and James Street, Halton Hills
Open: Saturdays until October 19; 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Milton Farmers’ Market
Downtown Milton – Main Street between Martin and James Streets
Open: Saturdays until October 12th; 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Oakville Place Farmers’ Market
240 Leighland Avenue, Oakville
Open: Thursdays (until October 10th) and Saturdays (until October 26th); 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.