Summer may be over, but that’s no reason to forgo a weekend jaunt outside the city.

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In fact, the fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy what nature has to offer. Here are three easy weekend getaways to try now.

1. Take in the Colours of Fall

Pack some snacks and make a playlist, because a road trip is one of the prettiest weekend getaways to do in the fall. Late September to the end of October is the best time to enjoy the colourful foliage. Some picture-worthy trips include the drive from Toronto to Muskoka, the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island and the drive to Burlington, Vermont (pictured above).

2. Visit Wine Country

There’s a lot going on in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the fall. Thea nnual Niagara Wine Festival allows visitors to enjoy wine and culinary tastings, seminars and live performances. Purchasing a Discovery Pass ($40 + HST) entitles you to eight experiences.

Aside from enjoying libations in wine country, try to squeeze in a theatre performance at the Shaw Festival, running until November 3.

3. Reconnect with a Retreat

The fall is a perfect time to get back into a routine, so why not jump-start it with a retreat centered around you — whether that’s yoga, healthy eating or fitness. We suggest St. Anne’s Spa Yoga Retreat, running from October 29 to 30, which is designed to reconnect with your mind and body. Rates start at $795/person and include accommodations, meals, and a $240 spa and wellness allowance.