The Charm of Pickering in Autumn

As the days grow shorter and the air starts to feel cool and crisp, Pickering welcomes the cozy days of autumn. Explore local parks, trails, and the areas around Pines Ridge where you will experience the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath your feet and fully enjoy a festival of colours and fall foliage. Make the most of the season and keep reading to discover where in Pickering you can savour the season and fall in love with this city over and over again!


The Great Trail

Formerly known as The Trans Canada Trail, The Great Trail comprises a collective of connecting hiking trails throughout the country and stands as the longest trail network globally. You can easily access this grand trail through various paths in the city. Take in the splendid views of colourful trees along this national trail just minutes away from home!


Waterfront Trail

The Waterfront Trail offers picturesque views of Lake Ontario and is also part of both the Great Trail and the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. The calming sound of waves accompanies you throughout your hike, creating the perfect ambiance as you relish the gorgeous leaves falling along the lakeshore.


Altona Forest

Just a short drive away from Pines Ridge, Altona Forest is a 53-hectare forest and provides a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by lush woodlands, the forest awakens in the fall with warm shades of orange, red, and brown. This colourful palette offers you an inviting atmosphere for a relaxing hike or bike ride after a long day!


Seaton Hiking Trail

Seaton Trail covers a distance of 14km with breathtaking views and an abundance of trees. As the leaves change colours, visiting this trail is a fantastic way to embrace the season. This charming hiking trail features tranquil rivers, streams, and creeks, providing you with a peaceful atmosphere. You’ll also discover two dog parks on this trail, so don’t forget to bring your furry friend on your next hike!


Register for Pines Ridge

With every step along these trails, you’ll develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty that surrounds Pickering. So, grab your favourite jacket, lace up your hiking boots, and let the charm of autumn in Pickering carve out a special place in your heart. Seize the opportunity to call Pickering home and discover luxury living at Pines Ridge. Register now!

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