Autumn Adventures in Uxbridge

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Ah, yes – it’s the most magical time of year in Uxbridge. We’re talking about autumn, of course. The crisp air, bountiful harvests, month-long Celebration of the Arts and stunning colours of the changing season.

One of the most defining natural features in Durham Region is the Oak Ridges Moraine. Formed during the last great ice age, nearly 15,000 years ago, the Moraine is approximately 160 km in length. In Uxbridge, you can experience the Moraine and fall colours by heading to Walker Woods & Glen Major Forest – a wooded wonderland beloved by hikers and cyclists.

After the trail, head to our historic downtown and warm up with a hot beverage and a nourishing meal at The Bar Cafe. Known for delicious soups, or custom made salads, wraps, and bowls, you will be energized for the next stop.

Continue your adventure to the famous 10-acre corn maze at Coopers Farm. This year, the design is a special Canada 150 theme. If you make it through the maze, there is pumpkin picking, the farm kitchen, wagon rides and more.

And once you’ve worked up your appetite again, head to Urban Pantry for a seasonal meal, including autumn bounty from several local farms. The Eat it Forward salad has seared tempeh, organic greens, pickled farmer vegetables, nuts + seeds and more. Or how about a Bison Burger, made with Uxbridge’s Thunder Ridge Bison, goat cheese, arugula, and red pepper jelly.

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Horse-powered Adventures in Uxbridge

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What’s more powerful, four wheels or four legs? Find out for yourself on a day-long adventure with all things horsepowered. Start off at Pleasure Valley, where you can enjoy over 225 acres of breathtaking tranquil forest trails with a well-trained equine partner. With your feet planted safely on the ground, head to Annina’s Bakeshop to fuel the rest of your day. Don’t forget to indulge in their world-class buttertarts – you’ve earned it! Head back out for round two of your adrenaline rush at Goodwood Kartways where you can get a taste of the fast lane on a ¾ km professional race course. Perfect for first time drivers of all ages, the karts are very easy to operate and staff are there to guide you. This fabulous rural setting offers picnic tables, a full service snack bar, and an experience you won’t forget.

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