It’s sunflower season and these huge picturesque flowers are springing up all over the place. Take some time to wander through farm fields, feel at one with nature and, of course, take plenty of selfies! Many farms also include family activities, such as produce and flower markets. Say cheese with help from our Guide to the Best Sunflower Farms in Southern Ontario…
Note: The usual season for sunflower farms runs from early August until early September. Keep in mind that the availability of farm operations is not guaranteed, as nature is always changing.
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Campbell’s Cross Farm
Connect with nature at this farm with paint classes for both adults and kids, floral workshops, sunset yoga, mom & daughter yoga, meditation walks, sunflower picnics, cut-you-own sunflowers, retreats, and more.
Where: 3634 King Street, Caledon
Davis Family Farm
Home to one of Ontario’s largest sunflower fields over 40, the Davis Family Farm offers a 3 kilometre-long trail of bright and beautiful sunflowers, as well as a Sunflower Festival running July 29-August 13.
Where: 15770 Mountainview Road, Caledon East
Also known for their apples and hazelnut picking, pumpkin patch and corn maze, take a tractor and wagon ride to Dixie’s sunflower fields and participate in family activities, including straw jump and farm animals.
Where: 14309 Dixie Road, Inglewood
Enjoy beautiful fields of flowers with their seasonal Wild Flower & Sunflower Walk to pick-your-own bouquet of fresh blooms and create memorable photos in a truly picturesque setting. You can also purchase a beautiful bouquet of flowers, such as dahlia, zinnia, cosmos, marigold, celosia, snapdragon, rudbeckia, Queen Anne’s lace and scabiosa.
Where: 2720 King-Vaughan Road, Maple
The Sunflower Farm & The Little Sunflower Farm
Located in Beaverton and Lindsay, these sprawling sunflower farms offer a flower maze that are popular for photo ops, as well as vendor markets selling sunflower-themed products.
Where: 24430 Side Rd. 17, Beaverton; 347 Lindsay St. South, Lindsay
Sunflower Fields of Markham
This is the closest viewing option from Toronto, on Highway 48 just north of Major Mackenzie. With over 20 acres, you can walk through the fields and get the perfect summer sunflower photos.
Where: 10378 ON-48, Markham
Take a wagon ride through the farm to the four-acre Sunflower Field and also enjoy the shaded forest trail, picnic area and play area, then cut your own sunflowers to take home. They also host a Sunflower Festival on August 5-13.
Where: 251 Powerline Road, Brantford
Hanes Corn Maze
Along with the sunflower patch, this farm is also known for their corn maze, bakery, pumpkin patch and farmland play area.
Where: #1001 Highway 5, Dundas
Pingle’s Farm Market
Stroll down a winding trail through the fields of sunflowers, lavender and wild flowers, plus take advantage of their photo prop stations, such as vintage tractors, giant swing and even a bathtub. This year, they’ve even staggered plantings to extend the sunflower season to at least 6 weeks!
Where: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton
Watson Farm Market
Enjoy a scenic walk through a maze surrounded by sunflowers in full bloom, then bring home your own sunflowers to enjoy at home. They also have numerous pick-your-own options, and the newly upgraded “Watsonland” which includes a petting zoo and playground.
Where: 2287 Highway 2, Bowmanville
Howell Family Farm
Located between St. Catharines and Welland in the Niagara Region, the Sunflower Experience provides the perfect photo op. They also host many Fall family activities plus a busy pumpkin patch.
Where: 2878 Holland Road, Fonthill
Sunrise Sunflower Farm
Sunrise runs two sunflower farms in Hamilton and Newmarket, both with inviting rubber duckies as mascots. Kids get a discount, plus little ones aged 3 and under are free, and on-leash dogs are allowed too!
Where: 1846 Highway 6, Hamilton; 16688 Kennedy Road, Newmarket
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