Fall days are sunny and warm, and not too hot - perfect for getting out for a trail hike or some shopping in your favourite small town - just 30 minutes south of Ottawa on the 416. It's a beautiful drive this time of year!
Check out just a few of the activities you'll find in Kemptville and the hamlets of North Grenville for an Autumn day trip or short getaway.
Stock up on locally-grown seasonal produce at the Kemptville Farmers' Market
Sunday October 31 — Kemptville Farmers’ Market
The day of this year's Farmers’ Market lands on Hallowe'en, October 31st.
Vendors wil wear costume, decorate and offer treats. You'll also find:
Farm-fresh produce, meats, artisan baked goods, arts and crafts, live music, free parking, family and pet-friendly. Local food vendors provide delicious takeaway ethnic meals. All COVID protocols followed.
Immerse yourself in Fall Colours on North Grenville's Trails
With approximately 41 kilometres (25 miles) of off-road recreational trails across North Grenville, there are many different places to view the crisp foliage. Try the Tip to Tip trail by the RIdeau River in Burritt's Rapids, the Limerick Forest near Oxford Station, or the Ferguson Forest trails - a woodland oasis beside the Southbranch River (Kemptville Creek).
Walk Kreepy Kemptville
For the Kids:
Hallowe'en themed family-friendly activities. Dress up and head to Downtown Kemptville Halloween fun. You may run into some spooky characters along the way.
Pumpkin Carving: Enter your jack-o-lantern for your chance to win a prize! Pumpkins will be displayed on the Pumpkin Trail. Drop your carved pumpkins to 28 Prescott St. (Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre) on Friday, Oct 29th between 5-8 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 30 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.
Pumpkin Trail: Check out the pumpkin trail on Prescott Street 12 noon- 9 p.m. Saturday, October 30
Costume Walk: Visit downtown Kemptville in your costume for a loot bag and a chance to win prizes.
Photo Booth & Best Costume Contest: Grab a cool photo at the Rotary Park Photo Booth 12 noon- 9 p.m. Saturday, October 30. Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #KreepyKemptville for a chance to win prizes for best dressed family and individual.
Scavenger Hunt: Hunt our shop windows between October 22-31. Pick up your form at the North Grenville LIbrary. Find all the pictures, and drop off your completed form by November 1st to To Be Continued at 207 Sanders Street.
You'll love your visit to Old Town Kemptville for its eclectic blend of storefronts,restaurants and businesses overlooking the South Branch of the Rideau River.
Shop, Dine & Explore!
Kreepy Kemptville Self Guided Spooky Walking Tour
Haunted History Walk
Want to explore the haunted past of Kemptville on your own terms? Download our Kreepy Kemptville walking tour guide.
As you wander through the tranquil streets of Kemptville, and from the corner of your eye you discern movement, look again and it evaporates! Remember all may not be how it seems. Could it be the early residents who died beneath those now still waters near the Prescott Street bridge you see? Could it be a Bigfoot moving beyond the spill of light from the lampposts? Do souls rest easy when their grave markers are tossed aside? And what are those at the next table to yours going to get up to on their way home tonight? Small towns aren’t always what they appear.
The Kreepy Kemptville Walking Tour evolved from a series of articles. Tales of death, murder and intrigue were gathered from early newspapers, legends and lore!
Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
Townline Road Pumpkin Patch is open for you to drop in daily from dawn till sunset at 790 Townline Road!
Take the scenic drive to find:
Small straw bales $5
They have pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! Green ones, black ones, yellow ones, pink ones, red ones, warty ones ... Oh and they even have orange ones!!
$5 each no matter what size. Except for the gourds of course!
A one-stop destination for your Halloween decorating.
Pick up some Tasty Fall-Themed Treats
Find your new favourite treat! Challenge your crew to find the best hot chocolate or brownie in North Grenville. They can even search for the Best Cookie and compare it to our results from last year’s hunt.
Here are just a few of the cafe's and bakeries to visit in Kemptville