I always knew that my hometown was where I wanted to live most of my life, so it is no surprise to me at 32 years old I have only not lived here for 2 years while going to University. Our city (Red Deer, AB) is pretty darn awesome. Located in the Alberta prairies it is beautiful year round with so much to offer.
Our trail systems are some of the best around with beautiful fall foliage that I wish would stay around another month…or two.
Just look at these colours:
My list of why I love my hometown could go on forever but today I wanted to share a few of our local favourites for fall in and around Red Deer.
1- Cool Beans bus. This is one of the most unique features to our city and downtown. We have been regulars there for years now and it never gets old.
Their coffee is my favourite, they have awesome baking (and pumpkin everything right now!) and on nice days you can enjoy lunch on their patio. They are seasonal and close soon for the cooler weather (tear) BUT they are opening up an indoor shop close by so we can enjoy them year round!
2 – The Jungle Farm.
3- Heritage Ranch/Westlake Grill. Westlake Grill has a family style brunch they serve every Sunday and it is hands down one of the best around. It is always a treat to go! And after you can take a walk through the trails, let the kids play on one of the playgrounds or visit the horses!
They offer a variety of seasonal experiences as well – coming up soon is their Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt!
4 – Kray Family Farm. Located about 20 minutes from the city this is a must visit farm from August to October! They have so much to do, their massive corn maze, play houses & structures, farm animals, mini golf, jumping pads, corn bin, stalk car raceway, and more!
We were there a few weeks ago and I am hoping to get back before they close for the year!
5- Cuppitycakes Bakeshop. She posts her daily specials on Instagram and leaves me drooling daily! She always has seasonal favourites too 🙂 It is the cutest little bakeshop in our downtown but go early, she is usually sold out early afternoon!
6- Farmers Market. Our local Farmers Market is the most popular spot on Saturday mornings, with a couple hundred vendors you are sure to find something you “need”. We like to go get coffee, mini donuts (for Avery of course) and visit our favourite vendors. It runs until Thanksgiving weekend so you can get all your fall produce for Thanksgiving locally!
If you are looking for things to do in your town/city check out Eventbrite’s event management site, where you can find information on more local events happening. It is easy, you just enter your location and voila! They event have tools for creating and selling tickets to events of your own! See local events for Red Deer here!
What is your favourite fall things to do or place to visit in your hometown?