As summer starts to wind down and autumn is on the horizon, we are beginning to gear up for the fall glamping season. All of us here at Whispering Springs want to let you in on a little secret….ready? Fall is by far our favourite season in the Canadian wilderness! We spend about 99.9% of our time in the great outdoors, and while summer is spectacular, nothing beats a perfect fall day. Fall embodies all of our favourite aspects of the great outdoors: ideal temperatures, stunning nature scapes, bountiful harvests from the garden and cuddles around the campfire. Here are a few of our top reasons why fall is the best time to embrace the outdoors and go glamping at Whispering Springs:
Warm Days & Cool Nights
September offers the ideal temperatures for an adventure in the great outdoors. The days still hold the warmth and sunshine of summer, allowing you to explore our forest trails and lounge poolside at Saltwater Springs. However, the night temperatures are generally slightly cooler and more amenable to a good night’s sleep under canvas. One extra perk: no bugs! By fall the sqeeters & deer flies have bid farewell, allowing you to peacefully enjoy evenings in the Canadian wilderness.
You may not have known it, but Whispering Springs is in the heart of Ontario’s Apple Country. We are literally a stone’s throw from dozens of apple orchards, not to mention the world’s largest apple. We are also just off the Apple Route, a picturesque country drive winding through apple orchards along Lake Ontario. From picking your own apples to sipping on warm apple cider at one of our local orchards or farm stands, there is nothing quite like fall in the Canadian countryside.
Our master mixologist has a number of fall and apple-inspired cocktails to warm your soul on cool fall evenings. Come by The Watering Hole and try the Canadian Blanket, a delicious concoction of fresh apple cider, Canadian whiskey & local maple syrup, garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple slice. Or try out our cedar smoked old-fashioned, which will literally and figuratively light you up (there is a blow torch involved!).
Stunning Fall Foliage
The rolling hills of Northumberland County offer the perfect vantage point to view Canada’s stunning fall foliage. Explore 4km of hiking trails at Whispering Springs, where you can wander through our old-growth forest and prairie-savanna ecosystem. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, Northumberland Forest and Presqu’ile Provincial Park are just a short drive from Whispering Springs and offer more breathtaking views of the Northumberland hills in the autumn months.
Cozy Campfires Under Starry Skies
While a summer campfire is grand and all, there is nothing like throwing on a hoodie, wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, grabbing a hot cocoa and sitting around the campfire on a cool fall eve. Whether you choose to join us at our communal campfire at The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar or have your own private campfire at your Safari Tent, we can guarantee that you’ll never forget cuddling up around the campfire beneath a Harvest Moon.
Don’t delay in booking your autumn escape at Whispering Springs. If you book a fall glamping getaway before September 1st and use the promo code: FALLGETAWAY at check-out you’ll receive 15% off your stay (2-night minimum). Our fall weekends are nearly sold out and midweek is filling up quickly. Choose your tent and book today!