Ten Things to Do in and around Loch Lomond this Autumn
We think you'll #lovelochlomond in autumn: enjoy the amazing autumn colours, great days out, relaxing weekend breaks and tasty local food.
We've put together ten fun things to do in and around Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs in autumn, just for you.
1. Get out on to the water! Take a Loch Lomond cruise, explore Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine from several departure points.
2. Have a fun family day out at Loch Lomond Shores, with regular free activities for kids, as well as favourite attractions Loch Lomond Sealife Aquarium and the Bird of Prey Centre and don’t forget a delicious ice-cream from Loch Lomond News – including Irn Bru flavour!
3. Get on your bike! With plenty of cycle paths, bike hire and bike racks in and around the area, plus the ability to take your bike on several cruise and waterbus options, cycling in Loch Lomond is a great option. Don't forget the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail for a longer touring option.
4. Climb a hill for stunning Loch Lomond views. Try Conic Hill, Duncryne Hill (The Dumpling) or Ben Lomond - find ideas here.
5. Shop local at a Farmer’s Market. Stock up on goodies and have a picnic in your favourite spot. Loch Lomond Shores Market now takes place every weekend (from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays) and Helensburgh Market in the Square runs on the second Saturday of each month.
6. Feast on delicious food and drink: sample the arctic char at The Oak Tree Inn, home-made ice-cream from St. Mocha Kiosk on Luss Pier, a new menu at Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, locally sourced seafood from Cattle & Creel, Helensburgh, daily delights at Sugar Boat, and lots more options.
7. Have an outdoors adventure with Treezone Loch Lomond, a speedboat tour with Loch Lomond Leisure, gorge walking with In Your Element - you name it, you can do it in and around Loch Lomond!
8. Enjoy a local festival or event. The Cove Art Festival, Cowalfest and Loch Lomond Comic Con all take place in October, or why not enjoy a unique, open air screening by candlelight at RSPB Loch Lomond on Saturday 21 October? Find more details of all events on our What's On page.
9. Rainy day options? Enjoy a whisky tour at one of two fantastic local distilleries: Glengoyne or Auchentoshan. Catch a movie at The Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh, visit Dumbarton Castle and the nearby Denny Tank (Scottish Maritime Museum) or take a trip to Stirling Castle.
10. Experience wonderful wildlife and nature. Try a weekend nature walk with RSPB Loch Lomond, available until the end of October, family-friendly activities and walks at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle, or lots of activities to choose from in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Share your autumn days out and experiences with us via #lovelochlomond and don't forget to tag @lovelochlomond on Instagram and Twitter.