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It’s time to rediscover Clarington

As the crisp fall air arrives, rediscover Clarington. COVID-19 has changed how we come together as a community and as a destination for visitors.

The harvest season is in full swing, and Clarington is brimming with delicious locally grown produce. It’s time to enjoy fresh veggies, peaches, plums and, of course, our signature -- apples. Clarington’s popular farm markets have opened their gates. From pick-your-own apples to convenient pick-up options, our local farms offer some of the best outdoor, physically distanced fall fun. And best of all, it’s guaranteed to be tasty.

Clarington Tourism has gathered all the details on how to enjoy the season while staying safe in your hometown. Enjoy the fresh autumn air, fill up your basket with local produce and make memories as you travel through the countryside to celebrate all that fall has to offer.

Let’s talk apples, with hundreds of rolling acres of bountiful orchards, Clarington is the place to find a large variety of apples. Grab a friend or take the whole family to pick your own. Apple picking is now open at Clarington’s u-pick farms, including Archibald Orchards, Maple Grove Orchards, Pingle’s Farm Market and Watson’s Pick Your Own.

Fall weekends call for country drives. Explore Clarington’s rural routes along ‘A Country Path’, a collective of local businesses who have joined to make your visit to the country an authentic experience. Meet farmers, learn from beekeepers or visit a creative potter. Find the route and a list of engaging stops at www.acountrypath.com.

Take a history lesson along the Ehrenwort Trail and join a guided tour of the historic Camp 30 site. Travel the paved path with local historians as they share stories of Camp 30. It’s a former prisoner-of -war camp from the Second World War, which was also used as an institution to house a boys’ training school. During your tour, you will learn the significance behind the architectural buildings that remain standing today. Space is limited, as safety measures are in place. Find details and dates at www.clarington.net/RediscoverClarington.

Next on your list should be all things pumpkin. It isn’t a fall weekend unless you’re out in the patch picking the perfect one. Clarington’s famous pumpkin farms are opening for the season. Spend the day at Knox’s Pumpkin Farm or Pingle’s Farm Market to complete this fall tradition. Visit with the animals and stock up on local treats. Be sure to check the safety measures and hours before your adventure.

As the crisp fall air arrives, rediscover Clarington. COVID-19 has changed how we come together as a community and as a destination for visitors. Take this time to make new memories and rediscover your hometown. Visit www.clarington.net/RediscoverClarington for details on business hours, safety measures and more ways to create new memories in Clarington.

This article originally appeared on DurhamRegion.com.

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