Where to See Fall Colours In Ontario
If you’re looking for the best place to see fall colours in Ontario, we’ve compiled a list of beloved areas bursting with those beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. Whether you’re driving, hiking, or taking a leisurely stroll, the fall colours are a highlight to many of this beautiful time of year.
Each year people flock to Algonquin Park to see the fall colours in Ontario. Algonquin Park is the oldest and largest provincial park in Canada, established in 1893. The park is accessible by highway on both sides, making it a popular and easy to get to destination for many.
You can view the fall colours along Hwy 60, or by following side roads connected to Highway 60, which offer viewing opportunities with lower speed traffic than the highway.
Arowhon Road (at km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (at km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (at km 37.6) – This road is best for early/mid-October viewing.
Rock Lake Road (at km 40.3) – This road is best for early/mid-October viewing.
Opeongo Road (at km 46.3) – This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
See the Algonquin Park Fall Colour Report
Silent Lake Provincial Park
Silent Lake Provincial Park is a park located on Silent Lake in eastern Ontario near Bancroft, Ontario and is a great place to view the fall colours. There is almost 20 kilometers over 3 different hiking trails that offer plenty of opportunities to view the fall colours. If mountain biking is more your thing, they have 17km of trails for that. There is also a lovely lookout over silent lake that is a great place to view the leaves.
Lakehead Loop (1.5 km)
Bonnies Pond (3 km)
Lakeshore Hiking Trail (15 km)
1589 Silent Lake Park Road
Eagle’s Nest, Bancroft Ontario
The Eagle’s Nest overlooks the York River valley, offering breathtaking views, especially in the fall. There are different lookouts that you can hike to, and visit the Hawk Watch platform. Each of the trails in Eagles Nest is different, showcasing a variety of different ecosystems, plants, trees, animals, birds and other wildlife. It’s a lovely place to visit to experience all it has to offer, including fantastic views of the autumn leaves.
79 Eagles Nest Park Rd
If you are looking for beautiful fall colours, Kawartha Lakes has a lot of beauty to offer.
Kawartha Lakes Provincial Park
Kawartha Highlands Signature Site is the second-largest park in Southern Ontario, Algonquin Park being the first.
County Road 2 in the Kawarthas
This beautiful drive will take you past lakes and fields and spectacular colours.
Not only is there a lovely waterfall, but it is a great spot for fall colours.
Before embarking on your Fall Colour Tour, why not check out the Ontario Park’s Fall Colour Report.
This report tracks the percentage of colour, from 0-100%, letting you know the best time to visit.
Know of another great place we can add to our list? Please let us know and we’ll include it!
Please note: All visitors should be responsible and prepared for whatever activity they plan on participating in at the parks and areas they travel to. Please stick to designated trails and portages, and be respectful of other park visitors and the natural environment at all times. Always remember around water to use life-jackets, plan your trip and be prepared for uneven backcountry terrain.