4 places to visit this autumn to escape the city

Muskoka – 2.5 hours away

Photo credit: Discover Muskoka

Let the city fall away … (see what we did there) … and book a fall getaway to Muskoka for a romantic vacation in a naturally beautiful setting, or take the whole family for an autumn vacation at one of the many lakeside resorts.

Prince Edward County – 2.75-3 hours away

Photo credit: The Regent Theatre

Prince Edward County is known for its quaint inns, chalets, and wine tours. Get out of the city and escape to the Sandbanks Provincial Park and its towering limestone cliffs. Have a night at the Regent Theatre, a restored Edwardian opera house. Walk through Macaulay Heritage Park to take a gander at their local history through its 19th-century buildings.

Peterborough and the Kawarthas – 2 hours away

Check out Peterborough and the Kawarthas’ independent craft breweries, cideries, distillers, Feast On restaurants, and farmers’ markets. Watch the leaves change on one of their cycle tours or carve your own paddle at the Canadian Canoe Museum!

Collingwood – 2.5 hours away

Photo credit: Town of Collingwood

There’s nothing like a good walk. Once you arrive in your FLEX car, hit the pavement on foot with a self-guided discovery walk through Collingwood’s artistic, historical, architectural, culinary and natural features. Since you’re already walking, you could take a Good Food Stroll and discover the unique restaurants, bars, craft breweries, coffee houses and specialty food shops.