Fall colors fall leaf foliage 2015
Ontario fall colour reports will start in early September 2015 and will continue through October in many of the resort destinations north, northeast and northwest of Toronto GTA. Find a travel area in Northern Ontario, Central Ontario, Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, South Western Ontario. Plan ahead now with a suggested featured Fall Road Trips and Drives
Fall Colour Progression Report:
As reported by OntarioTravel.net
Report Date: October 29,
Resort destinations north of Toronto:
Northern Ontario, Central Ontario, Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, South Western Ontario
Algonquin Park - Past peak with 90% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Yellow
Best viewing opportunities: Brilliant golden with some rusty red colours are on display. The golden colours are found in the wetland areas with some rusty reds present on the landscape. Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, Algonquin Highlands Trails
Parry Sound area - Past peak with 40-70% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Yellow
Best viewing opportunities: This is a beautiful time of year to experience the Harbour front in Downtown Parry Sound,
and for a great scenic tour take a walk down the fitness trial that winds through the town,
and finishes along 2km of gorgeous bayside trail. Activities: Georgian Bay Airways (closed for season, book for 2016)
Muskoka - 100%
Gravenhurst – 60% leaf fall
Bracebridge – 80% leaf fall
Huntsville – 100% leaf fall
Bala – 60% leaf fall
Port Severn – 60% leaf fall
Pick up a Muskoka Driving Tours Map and follow one of the six driving tours from Muskoka Tourism
1342 Hwy 11 North, Kilworthy. 1-800-267-9700.
- Muskoka Rd 17 from Gravenhurst to Bracebridge, you could stop at Muskoka Beach for a gorgeous view of Lake Muskoka, sections of the road are like a canopy
- Hwy 117 to Baysville and Dorset, stop and walk along the river in the park then to
Dorset to the Lookout Tower
- Hwy 118 east Bracebridge to Hwy 35
- Hwy 118W to Port Carling, climb the hiking trail Huckleberry Rock, the pink granite rock
cut overlooking Muskoka Lake, and loop through Windermere and Minett
- Muskoka Road 38 has beautiful colour
- Muskoka Rd 13 Severn Bridge to Torrance is a winding road, with lots of maple trees,
stop and hike through the Torrance Barren
- Visit Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh for the harvesting of the cranberries started which
September 27, 2014 and taking the wine tasting tour every day at 1pm.
Best Viewing Opportunities: Resorts of North Muskoka Georgian Bay Airways Muskoka Tourism Fall Colour Drives & Getaways
Best Photo Opportunities: http://www.discovermuskoka.ca/muskoka-fall-photos
Local Tourism Link: http://www.discovermuskoka.ca/
Minden/Haliburton: Past peak with 80% leaf fall
Predominant Colours: Green, with some awesome reds and oranges popping through.
Best viewing opportunities: Sir Sam's Ski & Bike: Experience the beauty of autumn in the Highlands from the top of Sir Sam's Ski & Ride. Ride or hike to the crest of the ski hill and marvel at the splendour overlooking Eagle and Moose Lakes.
Featured Destinations: Haliburton Highlands, Ontario's Highlands.
Midland/Penetanguishene – 100% change with 80% leaf fall
Predominant Colours: Yellow, orange.
Best viewing opportunities: Little Lake Park & Huronia Museum, Georgian Bay Cruises, Downtown Midland, Town Harbour, Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and areas surrounding King's Wharf Theatre and Discovery Harbour.
Local Tourism Link: Midland Tourism
Barrie – Horseshoe Valley – Ontario's Lake Country -– 100% change with 80% leaf fall
Predominant Colours: Yellow, orange, pockets of bright reds Oaks and poplars are yellow and rust.
Best viewing opportunities: Drive north from the Horseshoe area on both Hwy 400 and Hwy 93. Hardwood Ski and Bike, Horseshoe Resort, Horseshoe Adventure Park, Treetop Trekking, Ontario's Lake Country Trails & Tours Port Severn Fall Cruise to Big Chute
Local Tourism Link: Ontario's Lake Country
Collingwood area - Slightly past peak
Predominant Colours: Yellow and orange, splashes of reds and browns and a bit of green , most of the colour change is at the top of Blue Mountainand Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Best viewing opportunities: Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain Village, Apple Pie Trail Map, Apple Markets can be found along Highway 26 from Collingwood to Meaford.
Kawartha Lakes – Past peak with 20% leaf fall
Predominant Colours: Strong colours coming through now of oranges, yellows and some reds
Best viewing opportunities: For driving maps to tour the region please visit our tourism website at http://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/.
Prince Edward County – Belleville up to 100% Change with 25% leaf fall
Predominant Colours – Yellow and orange
Best viewing opportunities
- The Waring House (Picton)
- Sandbanks Provincial Park
- Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park
- County Road 13 (from Richardson Lookout to Black River Cheese) – described as driving through a tunnel of leaves
- Victoria Road, Ameliasburgh
Tweed - Cornwall/Thousand Islands – 100% change with 25% leaf fall
Predominant Colours - Yellow and Orange
Best viewing opportunities: Municipality of Tweed Tourism. A popular tour would be a drive along the Rideau Heritage Route
alongside the historic Rideau Canal. A stop in Westport or Jones Falls would be top of
the list with some shopping and visiting fall markets along the way.
Ottawa – Ottawa Valley - Gatineau – National Capital Commission – Past peak with 80% leaf fall
Predominant colours - Green, starting to see some red and orange in the Sumacs
Best viewing opportunities: Ottawa Valley Tourism, Gatineau Park - the Mackenzie-King Estate, MacKenzie Hill behind Parliamant, Fitzroy Harbour Ferry.
Local Tourism Link: Ottawa Valley Tourism
GTA, West and South-Western Ontario Region
Hockley Valley – 100% change with 25% leaf fall
Predominant colours – Bright colour now with some areas having significant leaf loss but still very nice.
Best viewing opportunities: Hockley Valley Resort
Owen Sound area - 75% leaf fall
Predominant colours - Yellow and orange
Best viewing opportunities: The birch trees are boasting brilliant yellows and the colours across the Niagara
Escarpment are amazing. It’s been a great show this year and there’s still time to get out
and enjoy it.
Pinery Provincial Park – 100% change
Predominant colours – Green with some yellow, orange and red
Thunder Bay area - Past peak with 95% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Brilliant orange/gold in the tamarack trees and of the green of the coniferous trees (balsam, spruce, pine).
Sault Ste. Marie/Agawa Canyon – Past peak with up to 90% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Some colour is still hanging on around the Agawa River valley (Agawa Bay), especially in the understory. Tamaracks are taking over the show as their needles turn golden.
Northeastern Ontario -Past peak with 40-70% leaf fall
Fall Road Trips and Drives
Ontario Parks Colour Report
Colour reports by Ontario Parks is reporting leaf colour changes up to 0 % leaf change. The predominant changes are in Algonquin Park & area, and areas north of Highway 60. See suggested Algonquin fall colour road trips and drives on a road trip. See Ontario Parks Colour Report for updates , See our featured Ontario Parks
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Featured Destination Areas:
Algonquin Highlands Trails
Blue Mountain Village
Ontario's Lake Country