We hit all the price points in this list of things to do in the Newmarket area.
Artwalk and Studio Tour
Autumn colours and historic downtown Newmarket are the perfect backdrop for the Newmarket Artwalk and Studio Tour, happening October 1 (10am – 5pm) and October 2 (11am – 5pm). Organized by the Newmarket Group of Artists (NGA), this juried event features a diverse range of work from 34 artists. More info at newmarketgroupofartists.org/
Enjoy the Colours at Fairy Lake
Although Newmarket is home to nearly 50 kilometres of walking and biking trails, if you want a quick hit of gorgeous fall colours, check out Fairy Lake just south of Water St. Stroller and bike friendly, this 2.6 km looped area features great views, a pretty bridge to watch the ducks from as well as a waterfall and fountain feature. There are covered pavilions for fall day picnics, a park for the kids and, even a hidden boardwalk path (no bikes are allowed on this part of the trail). Fairy Lake connects with both the Tom Taylor Trail and Nokiidaa Trail so if you want to keep on going that’s an option!
Check out the Newmarket Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday morning from early May to late October, the market takes over Riverwalk Commons. Along with farm fresh produce, meats, breads and the like, there’s food vendors, musicians on stage and, during the summer months, a wading area where you can dip your feet in and cool off.
Do Some Shopping
With Fairy Lake and Riverwalk Commons so centrally located, it just makes sense to spend some time on nearby Main St., Newmarket’s picturesque downtown. Home to numerous 19th century buildings that add to the cool vibe, you’ll find an eclectic range of businesses here, including multi-cultural dining options, independent coffee and tea shops and fun shops.
Newmarket Skatepark – free and fun!
If you’re looking for a place to keep the kids (or yourself!) busy and having fun, the outdoor skatepark has you covered. Located just outside the Magna Centre (800 Mulock Dr.), this free dawn to dusk unsupervised park has enough features to keep a range of ages entertained.
When you’re ready to take a break, head to This Little Café (inside Magna) for cold and hot drinks (the coffee is hot and good!) along with a variety of fresh treats.