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Take a Day Trip to Cornwall This Fall

By Bob Peters
September 21, 2012

Cornwall Ontario Day TripCornwall, Ontario - Colours explode along the St. Lawrence River during the fall, making it a perfect time to plan a day trip to Cornwall. We’ll try and point you in the right direction with the following things to see and do – all within a short hour's drive of Ottawa and Montreal.

Tee it Up at Summerheights
Summerheights Golf Links offers 36 holes of scenic golf and is inviting golfers of all abilities to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Family-owned and operated, you won’t find a friendlier place to tee it up. Looking for additonal challenges? There are more than a dozen courses within 30 minutes of Cornwall.

Unwind at NAV Spa
You really need to check out Eastern Ontario’s newest full-service spa that has just welcomed Kanata’s Dr. James Lacey. The well-appointed spa is located in the completely renovated NAV CENTRE resort, which also includes a full fitness centre, indoor pool, outdoor gardens and fine dining.

Become an Art Critic for the Day
From the intriguing expositions at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery to the dozens of artists studios that dot the countryside, there will be something to satisfy the creative desires of any art lover. Be sure to plan to attend the Apples and Arts Studio Tour, taking place September 29 and 30.

Step Back in Time to 1812
Cornwall was a strategic location during the War of 1812, and a key battle was fought nearby at Crysler’s Farm. Check out the exhibits and artifacts at the Cornwall Community Museum as a place to start your journey.

Have a Ball at the Benson Centre
With 3 ice pads and an indoor soccer pitch and tennis court, the new Benson Centre is a great destination for sports-minded families. While you're in that frame of mind, you might also want to take a dip in the Aquatic Centre, lcocated on the banks of the St. Lawrence in Lamoureux Park.

Take a Ride on the World-Famous Waterfront Trail
The best part of the Waterfront Trail (which runs from Niagara to Quebec) is right here in Cornwall, with over 40 km of dedicated paved paths that wind along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. It is a great way to enjoy the fall colours and catch a glimpse of wildlife along the river.

Tee it Up at Summerheights
Summerheights Golf Links offers 36 holes of scenic golf and is inviting golfers of all abilities to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Family-owned and operated, you won’t find a friendlier place to tee it up. Looking for additonal challenges? There are more than a dozen courses within 30 minutes of Cornwall.

Shop and Dine in Style
Cornwall’s Downtown and Le Village shopping areas offer a great mix of eclectic shops and some amazing restaurants. Experience Main Street shopping the way it is meant to be, with the shop owner there to guide you as you explore jewellery, clothing, home decor and toys. You can then celebrate your finds with a nice lunch or dinner!

Catch a Hockey Game at the Complex
The NHL arenas may be dark, but the Civic Complex is alive with the sounds of skates sticks and pucks as the Cornwall Colts and Cornwall River Kings take to the ice. Get your hockey fix in Cornwall this fall with these two exciting teams.

Stay the Night
There is so much to see and do in Cornwall and SDG - why rush? Book a room at one of our great hotels or motels and experience the City all over the next day. Bonus: check out one of Cornwall's infamous breakfast diners.

More to See and Do
We have just scratched the surface with Fall activities. For more ideas, please visit Cornwall and the Counties Tourism.

Free CD and Visitor Package
Click HERE to ask for your very own personalized (and FREE!) visitor package, including a map and CD profiling Cornwall music artists!

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