Do not miss the top 10 best fall foliage areas of Ontario
- Canada Travel Tips
- Tuesday, 11 October 2011 21:14
The beautiful scenery of Ontario is ideal for viewing some of the most breathtaking fall foliage displays around. In no particular order, here are 10 of the best places to see the changing of the seasons throughout the vast province of Ontario.
1. The Bruce Peninsula National Park
Travellers who venture to this striking nature reserve will be rewarded with more than 500 miles of hiking trails that feature incredible views of the surrounding forest and mountainous peaks. The park is located about 290 kilometres northwest of Toronto.
2. Algonquin Park
This gorgeous area boasts thousands of trees that burst in colour during the cool autumn months. Travellers can enjoy the views by hiking, canoeing, cycling or camping in this region. The park’s visitor centre can help guests find the best places to see the foliage.
3. Niagara Parkway
Taking one’s vehicle or rented car through this highway will reward visitors with stunning vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Also known as River Road, this pathway passes by quaint and charming towns that are surrounded with beautiful examples of the changing seasons.
4. Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park
Travellers enjoying a long stay in Ontario should make a trip to this park near Ottawa, especially mid-week. The trails will most likely be devoid of crowds so tourists can admire the scenery at their own pace along the long stretches of trails.
5. Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park
Those who journey to this area northwest of Temagami can take their kayak, raft or canoe along the Montreal River or through Elk Lake to see the forests of yellow, red and orange this fall.
6. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
In Thunder Bay, tourists can camp or simply stroll along the shores of more than 20 inland lakes and ponds to see the dense forests and pretty landscapes of this park.
7. Major’s Hill Park
Ottawa residents and visitors alike adore this amazing park, which allows guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and admire the trees that dot the paved trails throughout the area.
Near the outskirts of Toronto lies this tranquil region full of breathtaking fall foliage and opportunities for shopping and delicious cuisine.
9. Rideau Canal Pathways
Along Ottawa’s graceful waterway are trails that offer views of the city’s fall leaves that travellers can use for biking, in-line skating and walking.
10. Kawartha Lakes
While enjoying the multi-coloured leaves that envelop these lakes, tourists can also hunt for the Aboriginal rock paintings that can be found throughout the Petroglyphs Provincial Park.