Ontario Parks Add Colour to Fall Vacations, Day Trips
Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors
Ontario's provincial parks offer great opportunities for families and friends to see beautiful fall colours. There's a nip in the air and an added bonus of no bugs, so get out and enjoy!
The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario.
For the best viewing spots check out:
- The Ravine Trail in Bronte Creek to see into the valley below
- The lookout on the Edmund Fitzgerald Trail, the campground or beach at Pancake Bay
- Pigeon River's lookout at Finger Point
- Pakeshkag Lake Road at Grundy Lake
- Hardwood Lookout Trail in Algonquin
If you're planning to stay overnight, campsites can be reserved online 24 hours a day or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
- In 2012, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than nine million visits and brought in $69 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses all across the province.
- There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 featuring visitor facilities. Many Ontario parks provide barrier-free facilities.
- See the 2013 Ontario Parks Guide or get a printed copy by calling 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746).
- Get information about camping, park opening and closing dates, fees and special events in Ontario Parks.
- Find a great fall drive.
- Visit Ontario's Tree Atlas to know which trees grow best in your community, if you need some advice on how to plant a tree in your backyard, or if you want to identify trees you see on a nature walk.
“Ontario boasts some of the most breathtaking parks in the world. Every year they provide park visitors an opportunity to experience the wonderful opportunities in nature. Locations such as the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail in Pancake Bay Provincial Park provide remarkable vistas to watch the colours as the leaves change in the fall.”
“Ontario is truly a four-season destination, offering exciting experiences year round for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. From our breathtaking natural beauty to our exciting festivals and events, autumn is an excellent time for residents and visitors alike to explore all that Ontario has to offer while supporting local economies across the province.”