This incredible pumpkin trail near Toronto is worth a road trip

Oct 7 2019, 1:33 pm

Fall has a fun way of adding a spooky element to already naturally captivating places.

From Casa Loma to Canada’s Wonderland, many of the city’s must-visit destinations are being transformed into ghoulish experiences. And the spook is so big, it’s spilling out into the rest of the GTA.

Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens are joining the Halloween fun with the return of The Great Pumpkin Trail.

Slip out of the city for an evening to walk through hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lighting up the garden and South Bridle Trail. And enjoy live entertainment, face painting, pumpkin-themed activities, and games while you’re there!

Take advantage of your escape from the city by running around in the pumpkin field playing tic tac toe, bowling and more, and gather ’round the campfire to listen to spooky tales get told.

Halloween-themed food and warm beverages will be available for purchase on-site, to keep your energy up so the fun can go on even longer.

You’ll be required to purchase tickets in advance for this special event, and they tend to run out quickly, so don’t hesitate… because these sights are going to be spooktacular.

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The Great Pumpkin Trail / Eventbrite

The Great Pumpkin Trail

When: October 24 and 25 from 5:30 pm (select entry time upon purchasing ticket)
Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
Tickets: Available online; $19 for adults and $12 for children 3 to 12