By: Aesfeoluwa Adobunrin
The sweets smell of fall, accentuated with pumpkin spice everything, where should you be this fall in Hamilton?
BAYFRONT PARK – 200 Harbour Front drive by Bay Street
If you are super stressed about midterms, just take a walk down the Waterfront Trail and de-stress. If you take a picnic, just be sure to leave the park as beautiful as you met it. If you would like to take a boat ride down the lake, or love bird watching, then Bayfront Park is perfect. Go with friends to watch the beauty of fall as the trees shed their leaves.
ESCARPMENT STAIRS – Scenic Drive to Chedoke Golf Course
With a mind-blowing 289 stairs, this is a beautiful place for the adventurous, extreme cardio lovers, and people who love going down staircases, but not coming up. You can also watch the waterfall at the top of the stairs. Take a bottle of water with you, and make sure to wear jogging or running clothes.
THEATRE AQUARIUS DOFASCO Centre for Arts – 190 King William Street
Time to switch from big cinema screens to live plays. The intensity of background music and heartfelt plays makes this place a must see this fall. From Mary Poppins musical to Agatha Christie’s mysteries, this theatre boasts a vast range of plays.
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS – 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON Canada
There are four distinct beautiful gardens: arboretum, Hendrie Park, Laking Park, and Rock Garden. This fall they have a “Great Pumpkin Trail” event running from Oct. 23 to 24 between 6-7 p.m. The colors of fall in this large botanical garden and its mix of woodland path and rocky grounds makes for a gorgeous outing. Student prices are also available.
SASSAFRAS POINT TRAIL – Hike from Westdale by the aviary
By hiking through Cootes Paradise starting from Westdale, you can get to Sassafras point, which has a breathtaking view. You can access the trail from Oak Knoll Drive. The trail is great to walk with friends, family, or pets, and offers gorgeous trees and boardwalks to spend a fall day.