Fall is here. Time to explore Halton’s Pumpkin Trail

It’s almost October and fall is in the air.

I invite you to make this October extra special by exploring Halton’s first ever Pumpkinpumpkin Trail.  The Trail showcases pumpkin-themed experiences from more than 20 businesses, farms and tourist attractions throughout the region.

Witness the changing fall colours of the Niagara Escarpment, savour the aromas of local, seasonal cuisine, participate in pumpkin-themed activities and connect with local farmers.

From innovative tasting experiences to pumpkin-themed accommodations and more, Halton’s Pumpkin Trail offers something for participants of all ages. All participating farms and businesses have been mapped on a special Pumpkin Trail map, available online and in hard copy.  Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit as many locations as possible along the Trail to experience all things pumpkin in Halton. 

Copies of the map are available at local Tourism offices, at all of the participating establishments, farmers’ markets and by dialing 311.  An online version is available at pumpkin2www.halton.ca/pumpkintrail and is featured on the Region’s tourism webpages and social media channels. During October, you can also use the printed code found on the map to enter an online draw to win a pumpkin-themed gift basket.

The Pumpkin Trail takes place from October 1-31, 2013 and will officially launch on Sunday, October 6 at Harvest Halton, a Farm to Chef Experience at Country Heritage Park in Milton, pairing Halton’s most prominent chefs with local farmers for a celebration of seasonal food.

To learn more, visit www.halton.ca/pumpkintrail, dial 311, 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or TTY 905-827-9833.  Look for trail information on Halton Tourism on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter @HaltonTourism or on Pinterest at pinterest.com/haltontourism.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”