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Ontario Fall Colours

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:

August 2015

Resort destinations north of Toronto: 

Northern OntarioCentral OntarioOttawaEastern OntarioSouth Western Ontario

Fall leaf colours Fall Maple Leaves

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Fall Road Trip

Central Ontario Region

Algonquin Park - 0% change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant colours: Green

Best viewing opportunities: Spectacular views along the Highway 60 corridor and all of the hiking trails in Algonquin
Park! Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, Algonquin Highlands Trails

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Parry Sound area - 0% change

Predominant colours: Green

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


Gravenhurst – 0% change with 0% leaf fall
Bracebridge – 0% change with 0% leaf fall
Huntsville – 0% change with 0% leaf fall
Bala – 0% change with 0% leaf fall
Port Severn – 0% change with 0% leaf fall

Pick up a Muskoka 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: Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park, Resorts of North Muskoka

Minden/Haliburton: 0% change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant Colours: Green

Best viewing opportunities:  Dorset Fire Tower, Hwy 35 north to Dorset, Twelve Mile Lake Falls; Buttermilk Falls;
Leslie Frost Centre; Marsh’s Falls on Oxtongue River; and around Carnarvon. Featured Destinations: Haliburton Highlands, Ontario's Highlands.

Midland/Penetanguishene – 0% change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant Colours: Green

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.

Barrie – Horseshoe Valley -– 0% change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant Colours: Green

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

Collingwood area - 0% change

Predominant Colours: Green

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 – 0% change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant Colours: Green

Best viewing opportunities: For driving maps to tour the region please visit our tourism website at http://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/

Prince Edward County – Belleville 0% Change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant Colours – Green

Best viewing opportunities

  • 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 – 0% change

Predominant Colours - Green

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 – 0% change

Predominant colours - Green

Best viewing opportunities: Ottawa Valley Tourism, Gatineau Park - the Mackenzie-King Estate, MacKenzie Hill behind Parliamant, Fitzroy Harbour Ferry.

fall foliageWest and South-Western Ontario Region

Owen Sound area - 0% Change

Predominant colours - Green

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.

Sarnia area – 0% change

Predominant colours – Green

Essex/Kingsville/Point Peele – 0% change

Predominant colours – Green

Goderich/Bayfield/Huron Shoreline – 0% Change with 0% leaf fall

Best viewing opportunities: You can enjoy the Riverside and Hickory Trails.

fall coloursNorthern Ontario Region

Thunder Bay area - 0% Change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant colours: Green

Best viewing opportunities: A few pockets of sugar maple stands along the Nor’Wester mountain range may beecome a brilliant red. Low shrubs are now beautiful colours, for example mountain maple, mountain ash.

Sault Ste. Marie/Agawa Canyon – 0% leaf fall

Predominant colours: Green

Killarney Provincial Park - 0% Change with 0% leaf fall

Predominant colours: Green

Best viewing opportunities: Come and hike a trail, paddle some lakes, or just take a stroll through the campground to see the splendor. Enjoy the many day-hiking trails (Chikanishing, Granite Ridge, Cranberry Bog, The Crack, 2 and Lake of the Woods) or choose to try a bit of the La Cloche Silhouette trail through the same scenic landscapes which inspired the Group of Seven.

North Bay region - 0% Change with 0% leaf fall

Temagami - 0% Change with 0% 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 .

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