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Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : There are spectacular viewing opportunities throughout Algonquin Provincial Park along the Highway 60 Corridor and other access points, such as the Park's trails and day use areas. Obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee your access to the park. Please use designated parking areas. Do not park on the side of the road, which is dangerous and illegal. To learn more, visit our blog: Fall Colours at Algonquin Provincial Park
Arrowhead - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Check out Big Bend Lookout, Beach Area #1, or the Arrowhead Lake Trail for spectacular fall colours.
Awenda - Report Date : September 24, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Enjoy a natural amphitheatre of vivid colour at Kettle’s Lake with a walk around the Wendat Trail. The Park’s Georgian Bay waterfront and Beach Trail offers the best September viewing while the main Awenda Park Road often features a tunnel of subtle yellows right through until November.
Balsam Lake - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : We recommend visitors walk through the closed Cedar and Maple campgrounds to enjoy the beautiful maple trees in those areas. Visitors will enjoy the Lookout Trail as portions of the trail have Staghorn Sumac that will soon start to turn a beautiful vibrant red.
Bass Lake - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The fall colours are especially beautiful all along our hiking trail leading along the water and through the forest.
Batchawana Bay - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The best fall colour viewing in Batchawana Bay Provincial Park is available from the beach on the east side of the park where the contrast of Lake Superior’s blue waters can be seen against the brilliant yellows and oranges of the season’s change. The drive along Highway 17 from Haviland Shores around Batchawana Bay to the Park is spectacular, with the Algoma Hills towering above the Superior shore, clad in red, gold and orange.
Bon Echo - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Take in the fall colours along the Cliff Top Trail with red, yellow, and brown leaves from Sugar Maple, White Birch and Red Oak trees. The observation platforms along this trail also provide great views of the changing leaves on the west side of the main campground area. The High Pines Trail and the Shield Trail are also great places to view fall colours.
Bonnechere - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The best place to experience the vibrant tones of maple, oak, poplar, birch, and tamarack trees is at the main day use/beach area, which provides views of the entire shoreline of Round Lake.  
Bronte Creek - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The most scenic and picturesque areas during the fall include the Lookout/ Ravine Trail #4, Half Moon Valley Trail #6, Field and Forest Trail # 8 and for that old country charm you can't beat the farm area around Spruce Lane (parking lot F) in the day use only area. Be sure to check out our fall events!
Charleston Lake - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best fall colour viewing in the park is on the Quiddity Trail and the Tallow Rock Bay Trail.
Chutes - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : For the best viewing opportunities, the Twin Bridges Trail and the Main Falls Lookout are the perfect places to watch the glistening leaves and the change of season next to the Aux Sables River.
Darlington - Report Date : September 19, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The best place to view the stunning fall colours is the Burk Trail Viewing Platform (also known as “the lookout”). This is located roughly in the middle of the Burk Trail, west of the Park Office and the Pioneer Cemetery, north of Day Use 2, and east of Day Use 3. The Burk Trail can be accessed across the road from the Park Store, by the Park Office, from the McLaughlin Bay Trail, or the Waterfront Trail.
Driftwood - Report Date : September 22, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Adventure out onto the Ottawa River with one of our canoe rentals or hike the Oak Highlands Trail to get the best views of the colourful fall show.
Earl Rowe - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best spots to view fall colours is by hiking the Lookout Trail and walking through the Meadowbrook and Trillium Woods campgrounds.
Fitzroy - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The best viewing locations in the park are at the lookout in the Group Picnic Area, along our hiking trails, and in Pine Grove Campground. 
Forks of the Credit - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The best fall colour viewing spot in the park is along the Trans Canada Trail. Please note that reservations are required to guarantee your access to the park. For top tips on how to plan your trip, visit the blog: How to plan your day trip to Forks of the Credit
Frontenac - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : With over 100 km of hiking trails, Frontenac provides excellent fall colour viewing opportunities. Two trails that are sure to provide a beautiful fall colour experience are Doe Lake Loop (3 km) and Dedication Trail (2.4 km one way). For more information on fall hiking in Frontenac, check out our blog: Frontenac Challenge
Grundy Lake - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Drive, bike, or stroll down the main road, or through the Poplar and Red Maple Campgrounds (foot or bike traffic only) for fabulous views of the fall colours. Looking for something a little bit more adventurous? Hike or bike down Pakeshkag Lake Trail! Be sure to pack a lunch and enjoy it at one of the picnic tables at Pakeshkag Lake landing. Don’t forget about our fall Discovery Programs, held every weekend until the end of Thanksgiving.
Inverhuron - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : For the best views, look out from the boat launch across Inverhuron Bay. Maloney Trail is predominantly mature hardwoods and offers full immersion under the canopy of colours.
Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : September 20, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Enjoy the thunder of Kakabeka Falls amongst the fall colours this season via the Boardwalk Trail around the top of the falls with various viewing pods. Walk a little further along the Mountain Portage Trail for additional river and falls views. If you are up for more of a challenge, take the 2.5 km loop of Little Falls Trail or try the Poplar Point Trail. Throughout the latter trail you will see many shades of autumn colours and may even get lucky to see some wildlife.
Kettle Lakes - Report Date : September 23, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Enjoy the golden views of the boreal forest at Kettle Lakes. Hike the Tamarack Trail or Kettle Trail and bike the Blue Bike Trail for the best fall colour viewing opportunities. Rent one of our canoes to see the golds and greens reflected in one of our many spring-fed lakes. See the poplars, tamaracks, and ferns turn from emerald to gold! The Park is open until October 11th so book your campsite or visit for the day to enjoy the one of the most beautiful times in Northeastern Ontario!
Killarney - Report Date : September 24, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : To enjoy the beauty of fall, we recommend hiking to the lookout on the Granite Ridge Trail or bringing a picnic lunch to the bog area of our Cranberry Bog Trail.  If you’re looking to beat the crowds, making the trip to Lake of the Woods Trail is sure to reward you with a more solitary experience.  For all our trails, we recommend making sure you have sturdy footwear and bring lots of water with you. 
Killbear - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best fall colours can be seen along the main park road, the Recreational Trail, and the Lookout Point Trail. Colours usually peak around Thanksgiving weekend but stay surprisingly strong throughout October due to the golden glow of the American Beech trees.
Lake St. Peter - Report Date : September 20, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : For great fall colour viewing, we recommend hiking the Lookout Trail (2.5km, strenuous). The trail crosses rugged terrain, passes by a kettle lake, and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake.
Lake Superior - Report Date : September 23, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Spectacular views of Lake Superior’s fall colours can be enjoyed by simply driving through the park along the Trans-Canada Highway or down Mijinemungshing Road. Crescent Lake Trail, Pinguisibi (Sand River) Trail, and the first portion of Towab Trail to Burnt Rock Pool offer accessible yet stunning hiking through maple studded forests. For those up for more challenging hiking, Orphan Lake Trail, and Peat Mountain Trail deliver breathtaking views overlooking rolling hills of colour. The Nokomis Trail, a moderate hike, provides views of the transition between the brilliant reds and oranges of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest and the golden hues of the boreal forest. Crescent Lake, Mijinemungshing Lake, and Rabbit Blanket Lake are especially beautiful routes for fall paddling.
Long Point - Report Date : September 25, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Within the Firefly Campground and as you go towards Turtle Dunes or Monarch Landing you are surrounded by cottonwoods, willows and Silver Maples changing into their fall colours. Watch for any moving orange leaves, you may spot Monarch Butterflies that come to rest in Long Point's trees before migrating to Mexico.
MacGregor Point - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best place to see fall colours is near the park entrance and in Nipissing Campground.
Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Mark S. Burnham has many of the oldest maple, beech, elm and hemlock trees in the area, this makes for wonderful fall colours. Try hiking the small loop or long loop of the trail to see the many different colour changes throughout the season. Also take a break at the picnic shelter surrounded by many colourful trees and their changing leaves.
McRae Point - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The fall colours can be viewed from the cove to the right of the beach and all along the Water’s Edge Trail.
Mikisew - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The whole park allows for an immersive experience of the beautiful fall colours at Mikisew: the disc golf course, for example, or the Beaver Meadow and Maple Canyon trails.
Mono Cliffs - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The best spot to view fall colours is by hiking along the Cliff-Top Side Trail. Please note that reservations are required to guarantee your access to the park. For top tips on how to plan your trip, visit the blog: How to plan your day trip to Mono Cliffs
Murphys Point - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : For the best viewing opportunities: By car, take a drive along the road to the Day Use Beach, or travel out to the Lally Homestead parking lot. By foot, hike the McParlan House, Point, or Lally Homestead trails. By canoe, launch from behind the Park Store and take a paddle on Loon Lake, or launch from the beach to explore Hogg Bay.
Oastler Lake - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Hardwood Hill Campground and the Pet Exercise Area offer excellent views of the lake and fall colours.
Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The entire length of the short trail leading to the top of the falls shows spectacular colours. The view from the top of the waterfalls is the best view.
Pancake Bay - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Hike to the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout for a spectacular view of the area’s fall colours and Lake Superior beyond! Those looking for a more challenging hike can complete the Pancake Falls or Tower Trail hikes to experience the fall colours from below the canopy! Trails are accessible from the trailhead on Lookout Trail Road on the north side of Highway 17. Those looking for an easier hike can also catch a glimpse of the colour change from the Nature Trail accessed from the main campground road.
Petroglyphs - Report Date : September 22, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : All three trails at Petroglyphs provide great examples of the forests and fall colours found throughout the park. With predominantly pine and spruce forest, you will find pops of colour throughout the park from maples, birch, and oak trees.
Pigeon River - Report Date : September 20, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Enjoy the fall colours as they engulf High Falls (High Falls Trail) and Middle Falls (Middle Falls Walk). Hike to the end of the Finger Point Trail for scenic views of Lake Superior surrounded by beautiful autumn colours. The Lookout Trail also provides a sweeping fall view of the adjacent landscape.
Pinery - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Pinery’s oaks present rusty red and orange tones late in the season, with fall wildflowers in the understory displaying beautiful yellows and purples. Sassafras Trail offers great fall colour viewing opportunities.
Point Farms - Report Date : September 22, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The best views can be found along the main entrance road. Watch for beautiful displays of oranges and yellows from maple and poplar trees, complimenting the yellows and purples from goldenrods, asters, and grasses in the understory.
Port Burwell - Report Date : September 16, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : For the best views, head to the Ravine Creek Trail. The beach is another great option for a fall stroll. Please note that our self-serve fee station at the Day Use Gate/Beach entrance accepts cash only. Thorough instructions and envelopes are conveniently located directly beside the drive through window at the Day Use Gate. Should visitors require personalized service, the Camp Office will be open to provide the option of paying with debit or credit.
Presqu'ile - Report Date : September 22, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : There are two areas in Presqu'ile that provide beautiful fall colours. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the road leading into our Group Camping Area north of the trailhead parking lot. Craigs Campground also offers beautiful colours for those looking to plan a fall camping trip.
Quetico - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : The dominant fall leaf colour in Quetico is yellow. Aspen, tamarack, and birch are found throughout the backcountry of the park along with pockets of smaller red maples. Quetico’s Dawson Trail Campground has numerous day hiking opportunities which offer opportunities to take in the fall colours.
Rainbow Falls - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Enjoy fall views of Lake Superior from the Park’s Rossport Campground. At the Whitesand Campground, visit the Superior Trail and the Rainbow Falls Trails to view fall colours.
Restoule - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Predominately surrounded by deciduous trees, the entire park is lovely for fall colour viewing. The best viewing spots include the Fire Tower Trail (best viewing at the lookout) and the River Trail.
Rondeau - Report Date : September 23, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : As the colours begin to change in mid-September to early October, check out Spicebush Trail for great views. Later in the season the eastern side of the park and the Black Oak Trail will display the golds and burgundies of oak trees.
Rushing River - Report Date : September 26, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The best viewing is on the northside of the park.
Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : September 22, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Driving the main road through the park is an easy and accessible way to view reds, yellows, and oranges as the aspens, oaks, and maples start to turn. Campion Portage is another good spot to view the colours along the Mattawa River from shore. If you have a canoe, or rent one form the Park Store, paddling from Campion to the Gut will give you good views of mixed wood forests. The Wabashkiki Trail is a good spot to catch early fall colours in September.
Sandbanks - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The Lakeview Trail and Woodlands Trail provide the best fall colour viewing opportunities at Sandbanks.
Sauble Falls - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best area to view the fall colours is at the entrance of the park on Sauble Falls Road.
Sharbot Lake - Report Date : September 24, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Hike the Discovery Trail (1.2 km) to catch the best fall colours in the park. It provides great viewing opportunities all season, often highlighting some of the first areas around the park to peak in colour. Be sure to hike the short Ridgeview Trail (0.5km). It is a short but steep hike that provides a beautiful lookout over Sharbot Lake.
Sibbald Point - Report Date : September 15, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best fall colour experience can be found camping in the campgrounds where you will be surrounded by beautiful falling yellow and red leaves. If a day trip suits you better, take a hike along the Maidenhair Fern Trail to see how cooler temperatures can affect a variety of ecosystems along the trail. The North Shore Day Use Area will display large hardwood trees changing colour and will give you a glimpse of where the Sibbald Family spent their time. Obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee entrance into the park! For more information about Sibbald Point in the fall please visit our blog - Experience autumn at Sibbald Point Provincial Park
Silent Lake - Report Date : September 25, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Silent Lake has many beautiful scenic locations to view fall colours. Silent Lake offers three hiking trails that offer plenty of opportunities to view fall colours: Lakehead Loop (1.5 km), Bonnies Pond (3 km), and the Lakeshore Hiking Trail (15 km). These trails offer a variety of viewpoints such as a lookout, beaches, heavily forested areas, and many lakeside viewing areas. Other prominent viewing areas include the Day Use Beach and Camper’s Beach.
Sleeping Giant - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The drive along Highway 587 provides some of the best fall colours viewing in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Thunder Bay Lookout is an excellent viewpoint for fall colours as is the gorge on the Top of the Giant Trail. For a shorter hike to enjoy fall colours, check out the Sea Lion Trail.
Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking views of the fall colours along the shores of Georgian Bay right from the beautiful beach! If you have a motorboat, canoe, or kayak, check out the forested shores of Sturgeon Bay. 
The Massasauga - Report Date : September 21, 2022
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Spider Lake and Clear Lake offer excellent views of fall colours.
Turkey Point - Report Date : September 25, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Check out the Lookout Bluff Trail to enjoy beautiful fall colours. View maples, birch, oak, sassafras, and tulip trees changing colour.
Voyageur - Report Date : September 14, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The best fall colour spots at Voyageur are at Iroquois Beach, Iroquois Boat Launch, and on the water in Iroquois Bay. You also have a great view of the colours all along our main road and on both of our hiking trails. Our Outaouais Trail is a moderate hiking trail which is a linear 2.7km that takes about an hour. Our Coureur des Bois Trail is a 1.5km easy to moderate loop that takes approximately 45 minutes.
Wasaga Beach - Report Date : September 19, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Visitors to Wasaga Beach can enjoy the fall colours by taking a stroll through any of our beach areas and viewing the colours around Georgian Bay. The Nordic and Trail Centre also offers great opportunities for a fall hike with spectacular colours from an oak and maple dominant forest.
Wheatley - Report Date : September 27, 2022
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Campers will be treated to beautiful colours throughout the campground. Due to shoreline erosion, the Day Use Area has reduced parking capacity and amenities. Visitors should plan accordingly and make alternate arrangements in the event that the Day Use Area is full, and parking is not available.
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The colour of the leaf icon is representative of each specific park and its fall colour report. The colour of each region is determined by averaging all parks within that region.

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