There are thousands of great spots to view the leaves changing all across Ontario.  With the peak in the fall colours happening between September 22nd – October 13th now is the time to start planning your fall tour. While there are tons of ways to enjoy the breathtaking views, we have rounded up the best ways to experience the fall colours that will truly offer you an unforgettable experience. Check out the best places to view the fall colours in our areas of service below and start planning your fall tour!

 
Take a hike in Muskoka
 
 
Hiking the trails to view the leaves has to be one of the most stunning walks you will ever take in Ontario. With the fall months being the best time to immerse yourself in the forest, you can surround yourself with stunning peaks, lookouts and waterfalls as you take on the crisp autumn air. Muskoka boasts some of the most beautiful foliage close to home. A great hike to take in the colours is the Huckleberry Rock lookout trail located in Milford Bay near Port Carling. This 100-year-old trail is home to some of the oldest rocks in the world and has become one of the best places to catch a sunset in all of Muskoka. Combined with the stunning fall foliage this scenic lookout will take your breath away as you overlook the farmland and rolling countryside’s. Check out these other top spots to view the fall colours this year in Ontario’s cottage country!
 
Tour Ontario’s Fall Colours From Above
 
 
This year the fall foliage is supposed to be exceptionally beautiful. While seeing the leaves from the ground is always a great experience, why not take an air tour and see sights like you’ve never seen before. Georgian Bay Airways located in Parry Sound offers many unique packages that incorporate the luxury of flying and dining. On your 35 minute fall colour tour you will see the pristine waters of Mill Lake and Lake Manitouwabing as you fly over to the 30,000 islands and coast of Georgian Bay. See the spectacular colours of red, oranges and yellow as you fly over to your private dockside fish n’ chips dinner experience. Plan your stay and choose your fly and dine tour here!
 
Go on a fall drive near Collingwood
 
 
Southern Georgian Bay boats some of the most stunning fall drives in Ontario. From Collingwood and Beaver Valley to the historic Trent-Severn Waterway there are many scenic routes to experience the fall colours. Choose from many routes that incorporate rolling countrysides, antique shops, farms and stunning foliage. Or get closer to the water on the Coldwater to Big Chute-Port Severn drive where you will take in views of the waterway and Big Chutes Railway. See all the Georgian Bay Fall Colour Routes here and start planning your fall trip today!
 
Go off the beaten path in Prince Edward County
 
 
Most of Prince Edward County is flat which makes it the perfect terrain to ride a bike. Add in the glorious scenery and wineries and you can spend your whole vacation close to nature. This September join Kiwanis Annual Fall Colour Ride! Starting and finishing at the Picton Community Centre, this 25km, 50km and 100km ride is perfect for those who wish to explore the sprawling countryside and spectacular fall colours of The County. There are plenty of trails and bike paths to take advantage of, book a tour or plan your own and enjoy the stunning foliage of Prince Edward County.
 
Get out on the water in Toronto Harbour
 
 
There are many places to view the fall foliage so close to home. If you don’t have time to make your way to one of the amazing areas surrounding Toronto, try renting a canoe or kayak in the city and see the fall colours from a whole new perspective. The Scarborough Bluffs are beautiful no matter the time of year, paddle around the shoreline of the bluffs and make your way to the Secret Beach just west of Bluffer’s Park. The Toronto Islands offers a peaceful alternative to those looking to relax and take in the beauty of the leaves. With a much smaller crowd in the fall, the islands boats a plethora of quaint inlets and rivers throughout that make for the perfect scenic route. Humber River and High Park also make a perfect place to paddle and view the leaves. The Humber River will take you down throughout parklands through High Park and out into Lake Ontario. With many amazing beaches and inlets you can explore in Toronto that offer panoramic views of the foliage, its time to immerse yourself in nature. See a list of rentals and places to paddle here!

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