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10 Things to do in Fredericton this Fall
It’s that time of year…kids are going back to school, you reluctantly lay your light, summery clothes to rest (and yes, with a hint of a tear in your eye) and start to think Fall. After summer, Fall is actually my favourite time of year. It’s unmistakably the only season that you feel comfortable outside; not too hot, not too cold – perfect weather for all of the canada goose manitoba black that you will be doing this season in Fredericton!

Here are my top 10 canada goose manitoba black to do this fall in Fredericton – where you’re sure to find something for the adventurers, the explorers and those that just want to chill!

One of my all time favourite driving routes to see fall colours in New Brunswick is on Hwy 105 North to Keswick Ridge (Burtts Corner turnoff on Route 104) see my blog on fall colours. The dazzling array of reds, oranges and yellows quite literally takes your breath away. But don’t limit yourself to this driving route, there are so many areas to choose from. Follow New Brunswick’s fall foliage map to find out the best spots, at the best time. Any why not consider enjoying the fall foliage on Atlantic Canada’s only houseboats – Lakeway Houseboats!

If you haven’t been to TreeGo Mactaquac yet, what are you waiting for?? This aerial adventure within the beauty of Mactaquac Provincial Park awaits you, complete with swinging ropes, zip lines, and the occasional “OH MY GOODNESS!” It is a fun, adrenaline-inducing way to spend the morning or afternoon. The best time to do TreeGo Mactaquac, in my opinion, is the fall. Temperature is perfect and what better way to view the world…from up high! TreeGo’s season ends October 15. It is best to register in advance to hold your spot. Tel: 1-866-440-3346 or visit their website.

Immerse yourself in another era – once you find yourself in Kings Landing Historical Settlement you will literally feel like you are in another age. Tour the settlement and pitch in – learn to make butter, cook at an open hearth, be a part of the classroom (make sure you aren’t picked to wear the dunce cap!) You can easily spend a day being a spectator or participant, your choice! Kings Landing is open 10am-5pm and wraps up their season with special Thanksgiving festivities on October 13.

Fall is THE best time to go hiking. Whether it be a challenging trail or a nice, easy jaunt, it’s a great way to get out and take a big deep breath of fresh, crisp air! You never know what you might come across; there may be a waterfall just around the corner! Bring your camera, some snacks & water and away you go! We’ve hiked the Maliseet Trail in Meductic (by far our favourite!), Curry Mountain, Woolastook, Dunbar Falls, UNB Woodlot to name a few. My kids enjoy the challenge but also the reward at the end (usually a treat from Tim’s!) We like the Hiking NB website – where you’ll find a list of trails including degrees of difficulty, distance and other interesting items to narrow down your decision!

I love getting out and going for a run. But what makes a run “good” and what makes a run “great” depends largely on time of year. Fall is the ultimate time of year to run. Why, you ask? Well for one thing, it is low humidity, the temps are just right, and you can run on the occasional crunchy leaf, which is almost as good as jumping in a pile of leaves. There is an infinite number of trails in Fredericton (85km to be exact); if you want paved, we have it, if you want crushed rock, we have that too. If you want trail running, head to Killarney Lake or Odell Park. IF you are up to challenge yourself, why not register for the Annual Fall Classic Run? Visit our blog post to learn about some of the top running routes in Fredericton.

Apple picking is most definitely synonymous with Fall! The kids and I go every year, and it gets easier as they keep getting taller to reach the choice apples! J Make an outing of it, bring your camera and some sturdy bags and get ready to pick the best ones in the orchard. The best canada goose manitoba black about going apple picking? Quality control taste testing! (limited to one apple per person…tee hee!)

Our blogger Heather Allaby gave a great run down of apple picking in Fredericton including a list of orchards, contact info and more.

I have 2 words for you: fall harvest. The market is a great place to visit but don’t forget to bring your appetite! Why? Because you don’t want to miss any of the goodies on offer – from samosas to gyros and baked goodies…mmmm..and the best part? Fresh seasonal produce grown locally! From one of Canada’s top farmers markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, to the Fredericton Northside Market, Moxon’s Country Pumpkin and more – you can find a full market listing in our Visitor Guide (Page 58-59) or to read April Penney’s market blog post.

When September hits, the Fredericton Playhouse calendar is full of a huge variety of entertainment; whether you want music (Pat Boone, Daniel Lanois, Natalie McMaster) or Dance (Date with Dance, Sokalo: Urban Rhythms) or laughter (Git-er-Boil’n) the Playhouse caters to your entertainment needs. See the full schedule on the Fredericton Playhouse website and make a point to take in a show!

Time to dust off the Frisbee, football or any other cylindrical plaything! Fall is a great time to visit one of Fredericton’s many parks. Pack a picnic lunch, bring your camera and all of a sudden, you’ve made a day of it!

In the mood for a treasure hunt? Well geocaching is what you want to do!! From personal experience I can say that it is a fun and exciting way to see any area. All you need is a map, a GPS and a sense of adventure! Want to find the road less traveled? Check out the Fredericton Geocaching Tour which identifies 30 cultural, historic and nature hidden gems. You can find more information on geocaching in Fredericton in our blog.

Whatever you choose to do this fall, make sure part of it is getting outdoors to breathe in that cool, crisp air. Fall is too short a season so get going and make it matter!

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