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5 Cool Things To Do Around Durham College and Oshawa This Fall

Fall is my favourite time of the year for many reasons; the weather is the best, the fashion is fierce, the leaves are so pretty and then there is pumpkin spice everything. Seriously, ever since a child pumpkins have been one of my favourite things to eat – you haven’t lived until you’ve had a roasted pumpkin and butternut squash salad on spinach with nuts and cranberries. For real. (Side note: Will I ever write a post without mentioning food? Probably not.)

We’re really lucky that Durham College is located in a pretty cool place. There are so many amazing things at Durham and within the community to do. Every season I make a bucket-list of all the fun things I want to do and I thought I would share some of the cool events and places to visit during the fall around the college with you today!


1.  Campus Market

Durham College Campus Market, October 1st, South Village Courtyard, Oshawa

This is one of my favourite things that happens around campus in the fall; and it’s only two years old! The DC Campus Market is a part of the Eat Locally initiative. You can buy a wide variety of food items including meat, veggies, baked goods and more. Just make sure to bring cash, as no debit/credit machines will be available!  


2. Pingle’s Farm Market

Kait and a friend holding pumpkins

Pingle’s has always been one of my favourite places in the area – any time of year! It’s especially fun in the fall though, when you can ride a wagon out to the pumpkin patches and pick your own pumpkins! They also have a petting zoo, fresh veggies and fruits for sale and the best pumpkin fudge. (There I go talking about food again.)


3. Algoma Apple Orchard

Apples in barrels

Algoma Orchards is another one of my favourite local gems. I grew up in Whitby, so I can remember coming here for many field trips as a kid. You can pick your own apples, or buy them by the barrel! 


4. Herber Downs and Lynde Shores

Colourful trees.

As I mentioned, the colours are one of my favourite parts about fall. Our campus is really beautiful and we’re lucky to be surrounded by so many trees and even a pond! If you’re looking to see some more sights, there are tons of conservation parks around Durham Region. Herber Down and Lynde Shores  are two of my favourites. Lynde Shores’s a special shout out because you can feed chickadees and ducks here; a fall tradition for our family!


5. Corn Mazes 

Kait and a friend on haystacks

I’m cheating a little bit with this one… because this happens to take place at Pingle’s Farm Market once again. I just love this place so much. Every year they make a giant corn maze, and the shape is always representative of something from Durham’s community. A few years back it was Parkwood Estate, a national historic site here in Oshawa. Another time it was a McLaughlin Buick, a very important car in Oshawa’s history. This year it celebrates the Oshawa Generals!


What are some of your favourite things to do on campus and around Durham Region in the fall? I’d love to try something new this year and add it to my bucket-list!

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