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#WhyTheNorth? Fall Favourites

#WhyTheNorth? Fall Favourites

If the fall is your favourite, you’re in for a treat in Temiskaming Shores. There’s something so special here during this time of the year. Crisp mornings are warmed with steaming cups of coffee. Brisk walks in our northern Ontario landscapes reward you with gorgeous red and yellow vistas. Harvest time is a bustle of activity and means trips to the fall fair and the local plowing matches. Schools welcome back laughing children. As dusk falls earlier day by day, pumpkins with knowing grins pop up on porches.

Why the North in Fall? 




New Liskeard Fall Fair – There’s no better way to welcome the fall to northern Ontario. Held every mid-September, the New Liskeard Fall Fair is one of Northern Ontario’s largest fairs. It’s a fantastic community festival that brings everyone out for action-packed days of agricultural activities, unique attractions, animal shows, market sales, delicious food, craft beer, live music and entertainment – and of course, the exciting midway.
Tart, brilliantly-red candy apples, corn dogs, exciting rides, and laughter are the unmistakable hallmarks of a fall day well-spent.


A trip north is not complete until you’ve visited our famous “Devil’s Rock” Trail. Two paths (one easy, the other a little more challenging, but very scenic) lead you to a big reward: sheer cliff faces and a breathtaking 180-degree vista of Lake Temiskaming. You will be standing atop a fault cliff dated back 2.2 billion years, with a face of 600 feet, rising 300 feet above water level.
Named Mani-doo Aja-bikong by the Manitou First Nations, it was a sacred site where offerings were made. The rock is marked with the scars of mining tunnels from the silver rush era. Come to the peak to see if you can spot its hidden secret. Some say, when viewed from the right angle, the face of the Devil can be seen in the cliffs!
Many believe there’s no better time to visit Devil’s Rock than the autumn months when the weather is cool and clear, the crunch and the smell of the fallen leaves fills the senses, and the fall colours are fully on display.


Our vibrant community makes the most of the season before the snow flies. Take the STATO Trail for a fun and outdoorsy way to get around Temiskaming Shores, with its 20+ kilometers of surfaced and non-motorized bike and foot paths, as well as sturdy and scenic waterfront boardwalks. Autumn on the boardwalk is a sight to behold; the fall colours of the land reflect off the deep waters of Lake Temiskaming.


Put on a costume and have some fun! When the spooky season approaches – get ready to run! Every fall, STATO hosts the Haunted Hustle, a fun annual event that combines walking, running, and showing off your best Halloween costume. Take part in a 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon Distance. And now, the Haunted Hustle is a Boston Qualifier.


Held at the end of September each year, the Concours de Labour du Temiskaming Plowing Match is a celebration of farming, agriculture, and rural living. There’s so much to enjoy at this big event with a small-town heart: live music, barn dances, horse shows, local crafts and BBQ suppers, wagon rides, and plowing competitions (naturally!)


Don’t miss the many fantastic events happening right now, and throughout the year. 

See our calendar and plan for any time, any season! 

The Lake Temiskaming Tour is a unique cross-border tourism initiative between Quebec and Ontario. With a focus on promoting sites, attractions, events, and local food all around Lake Temiskaming, this tourism circuit is a trip without boundaries, showcasing the region’s Francophone, Anglophone, and Algonquin cultures.

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