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Ontario Fall Colours
Ontario's Lake Country Fall Flavours

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 OntarioCentral OntarioOttawaEastern OntarioSouth 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, 2015

Resort destinations north of Toronto: 

Northern OntarioCentral OntarioOttawaEastern OntarioSouth Western Ontario

Fall leaf colours Fall Maple Leaves

Fall Fishing
Fall Road Trip

Central Ontario Region

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.

Driving Tours

  • 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.

Mostly Muskoka Road Trip:  North of Barrie on Highway 11 to Gravenhurst.  Side trips & circle road trip ideas
returning via Highway 11 or Highway 400 from Bala, Bracebridge. Parry Sound, Port Carling, Port Carling, Port Severn.

fall colorsEastern Ontario Region

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

fall foliageGTA, 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

fall coloursNorthern Ontario Region

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

Highway 60 Road Trip:  Highway 60 from Huntsville to Barry's Bay offers some of the best fall colours in Ontario.  Access Highway 60 from Highway 11 North.


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 .

Fall Color Changes

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Featured Destination Areas:

Algonquin Highlands Trails
Blue Mountain Village
Haliburton Highlands
Midland Tourism
Muskoka Tourism
Ontario's Highlands
Ontario's Lake Country
Ottawa Valley

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