6 Ways to See Kingston’s Fall Colours

By Rebecca Jansen

Part of the 1000 Islands, Kingston is full of hidden gems for you to discover all year-round! This fall, there is no shortage of activities for you and the family to enjoy. Think spectacular autumnal colours, walks in the crisp fall air, and apple and pumpkin picking with the kids. To help you create your fall bucket list, we’ve highlighted six things to do in Kingston to experience the best of fall’s bounty.


Cruise the Fall Colours

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises
248 Ontario St

Experience beauty like no other with a sightseeing cruise this fall aboard Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises. Enjoy breathtaking views of the natural and historic scenery along Kingston’s spectacular waterfront. Offering 60-minute sightseeing and 90-minute cocktail cruises, look no further for your next unique fall adventure!


Pick Your Own Harvest

Fruition Berry Farm
3208 Hughes Rd

Waddell Apples
1345 Washburn Road

Get ready because it is soon to be corn maze season! Be prepared to solve some puzzles and enjoy the fall colours at Fruition Berry Farm’s incredible corn maze. The 2020 theme is “honey bees.” Fruition Berry Farm is also very well known for their fresh, locally grown produce. Pick your very own pumpkin or squash from their patch. Open Saturday and Sunday 10 am-4 pm from September 5 to October 31.


Waddell Apples also offers the chance to pick your own pumpkins. Plus, they have a scenic apple orchard located by the Rideau Canal with more than 20 different varieties of apples. They also offer curbside pick-up via their online store, if you would prefer someone else does the picking. Pick-your-own apples start September 7 and usually lasts until mid-October.


The Rideau Canal

What better way to see the fall colours than to go hiking? The Rideau Trail is a 387 km trail network between Kingston and Ottawa. This trail network is located in the general area of the Rideau Canal and its tributary waters. Along the trail, explore the rugged Canadian Shield and placid farmland. In Kingston, the trail starts at City Hall on Ontario St, running west along the lakeshore before veering north at the King St West access point, which also has parking, as does the McIvor Road access point.

Check out other places to hike in Kingston


Rideau Canal, Kingston Mills

Kingston Mills Rd

Explore the fall colours by taking a drive out to Kingston Mills to see the Rideau Canal’s Locks 46 – 49. The canal is a UNESCO World Heritage site first opened in 1832 and designed to connect Ottawa to Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. Here, you will have the opportunity to walk along the historic limestone locks and view the beautiful fall foliage. Bring a picnic lunch and relax by the water’s edge.


Kingston Trolley Tours

248 Ontario St with pick- up at 209 Ontario St (Visitor Information Centre)

Hop aboard a comfy, physically distanced trolley to experience the fall colours in the heart of the city. Kingston Trolley Tours offer an engaging overview of Kingston’s more than three hundred years of history through their one-hour city tour. It’s an ideal way to comfortably experience Kingston’s history and attractions among the fall scenery. Please remember to bring your mask!


Kingston Bike Tours

5 Brock St

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience this fall? Look no further! Explore Kingston by bike. Kingston Bike Tours offer group, private, or custom bike tours to fit your needs. On these leisurely, relaxed historical bike tours of downtown you will explore many historical landmarks and attractions. You will bike to the notorious Kingston Penitentiary, through Queen’s University Campus, beside Lake Ontario and its stunning view, and to Gord Edgar Downie Pier.