Ontario Parks

Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : October 8, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Although we have lost some leaves from the crowns of trees from recent frost and storms, many areas are still showing excellent colour. The understory and lower branches have now changed colour and are showing good red/orange colours. Most aspen, birch and poplars are changing to yellow. Some Tamaracks are starting to turn golden yellow. Colour may vary by location in Algonquin, depending on the forest type and species found in that location.
Arrowhead - Report Date : October 7, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The fall colours are out at Arrowhead, with most trees now red, yellow, and orange. Ideal places to view the fall colours are on our hiking trails, Stubb's Falls, and Big Bend Lookout.
Awenda - Report Date : October 14, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The fall colours are slowly but surely beginning to transform Awenda's landscape. The traditional best bets for viewing are along the park roads, Kettle's Lake and along the Georgian Bay shoreline. Visitors will also notice an array of brightly coloured and funky shaped fungi popping up on trees, decaying logs and on the forest floor. The smaller plants and shrubs are also taking on their fall colours, adding a touch of brightness to those sometimes grey fall days.
Balsam Lake - Report Date : September 30, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The Plantation or Lookout trail are the best spots to see the trees change! Also Try our Cedar Campground!
Batchawana Bay - Report Date : October 12, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Beach
Bon Echo - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The fall colours have developed at Bon Echo, particularly on the western side of the park. A hike on one of three loops of the Abes & Essens trail, the Shield Trail, or a day paddle on Joeperry Lake would provide good viewing opportunities. The Cliff Top Trail (water access only) offers panoramic views of the colourful trees throughout the park in our final operating weeks (park open until Oct 20th). Arrive early for canoe rentals (1-800-985-2571) or Cliff Top Ferry ticket purchases (613 336-9863).
Bonnechere - Report Date : October 1, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :
Bronte Creek - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Trees are mid way changed—there is a good amount of yellow and orange that can bee seen around the park and along the ravine. It’s a great time for a fall picnic
and Hike.
Charleston Lake - Report Date : October 7, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Shady Ridge Campground is a great place to camp and enjoy fall colours with lots of mature hardwood trees surrounding sites.
The day use beach, shoreline, tallow rock and sandstone trails offer great views of the Charleston Lake and beautiful vistas to take in fall colours for anyone visiting.
Chutes - Report Date : October 7, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : October is here! We have trees with hues of yellow and red. The Maple trees are quickly shedding their leaves providing the park with a kaleidoscope of colours as the leaves dance to the ground. For spectacular views, the beach area provides breathtaking fall colours for all to enjoy!
Craigleith - Report Date : October 13, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Bright yellows and orange are beginning to dominate. Viewing is best at the Len Gertler Memorial Forest (Loree).
Darlington - Report Date : October 3, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Most deciduous trees throughout the park have more significant color changes happening. this week - orange/red/yellow leaves!
Earl Rowe - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Yellow is becoming the dominant colour with red and orange colouring making up approximately 15% of the colour change. Check out the Lookout Trail (4 km loop), which provides the perfect vantage for viewing the fall colours.
Fitzroy - Report Date : October 8, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Group Picnic areas, Pine grove camping area
Forks of the Credit - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Forks of the credit has now started to see full range of fall colours and approximately 70% of trees changed or well on their way. Best area to view colours is from north end of the park along the trans Canada trail
Frontenac - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : WE ARE AT PEAK COLOURS! Predominantly yellow,and orange colours being seen in the park. Red colouring is starting to show. Doe lake loop (3kms) and Arkon Lake loop (11kms) and Cedar Lake Loop (14kms) have some beautiful lake views which show the fall colours beautifully.
Grundy Lake - Report Date : October 9, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Grundy Lake will hit peak colour this Thanksgiving weekend, the park is already full of beautiful red, orange, and yellow leaves. Looking for the best spots to see some colour in the park? Take a walk around Red Maple Campground, or from the shoreline of Hemlock campground overlooking Gurd Lake. The drive to the park is also stunning right now - along Hwy 69 and Hwy 522.
Inverhuron - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : As the last weekend of camping is upon us at Inverhuron, we are still looking very green, however the sunsets still bring the most beautiful of colours to our shoreline, becoming some of the best fall colours you can see. Also look down during the day and you can find spots of vibrant red, orange and yellow, not in leaf fall but in amazing fungus growing! Our trees are green, but the rest of the park is showing signs of fall, come and enjoy the last few days of our 2019 season at Inverhuron!
Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : October 8, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : The Poplar Trail gives a great look at the variety of colours and leaves observable around the park.
Kettle Lakes - Report Date : October 3, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The majority of deciduous trees in the park have transitioned to a bright golden yellow colour. Tamarack trees are beginning to turn yellow.
Killarney - Report Date : October 13, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : We are now at peak colour !!! With cooler daytime and nighttime temperatures, the colours in the park are at their peak. From Granite Ridge lookout point the primary colour has changed from a deep green interspersed with red, to primarily red interspersed with orange. What started as darker burgundy hues have now become brilliant reds and oranges, with more yellow colour change on the way. Other prime lookout locations include The Crack Trail, Sunset Rock (behind campsite #77), Silver Peak, and Lake of the Woods Trail. The drive down Highway 637 between Killarney and Highway 69 also provides a tantalizing show of fall colours. Georgian Bay lake effect results in warmer, wetter conditions closer to Killarney, and therefore slightly slower colour change in the leaves.

Although George Lake Campground is open year-round for camping, the water, flush toilets, Trailer Fill and Dump and showers will be shut down starting after Thanksgiving Weekend on the 14th of October to prevent freezing as we start moving to temperatures in the minuses. Potable water and flush toilets will still be available at the park office.
Killbear - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The pockets of colours are expanding in the forest canopy. Most maple, some aspen and poplar have changed to yellow, orange and red, but majority of oak remain unchanged. The best places to view the colours are the Recreation Trail, the Lookout Trail and near wetlands. Comparatively, the shoreline is not as spectacular, since there are so many pines along the shore.
Lake on the Mountain - Report Date : October 1, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Picnic Area
Lake St. Peter - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : The best viewing spots in Lake St.Peter is on our hiking trails, the Lookout Trail specifically which goes to a look-out of Lake St.Peter. The Day-Use area has a nice view of the lake as well.
Lake Superior - Report Date : October 9, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : A mixed bag of colour in the park.

Some nice yellow mixed with green from the white birch and poplar in the north end of the park, around Old Woman Bay and the Nokomis hiking trail.

In the middle of the park, around the park office and down to Orphan Lake hiking trail, colour is at peak and some leaves are starting to fall on the hilltops.

Colour is at peak in the south end of the park, particularly on the Awausee and Towab hiking trails. Brilliant orange and red from the sugar maple and yellow birch leaves mixed with green from the pine, spruce and balsam.

Fall is a great time to hike in the park, on trails such as Nokomis, Orphan Lake, Awausee, Pinguisibi and the Coastal Hiking Trail.

Please be careful if you stop on the highway to take photos of the fall colours.
Long Point - Report Date : October 7, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Long Point does not traditionally provide very good fall colours. Majority of trees are Cottonwoods.
MacGregor Point - Report Date : October 12, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Fall colours are looking beautiful at MacGregor Point! Optimal viewing can be enjoyed by taking a walk or drive along our main park road. Many of our sugar maples are starting to show some lovely oranges and reds! For information about autumn events and programs, make sure to check out our social media: https://www.facebook.com/macgregorpointpp/
Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : When peak viewing begins, as you approach the park from Peterborough (eastbound on Highway 7) you will see an explosion of spectacular colours. The self-serve parking pay machine has options from 2 hour permits up to full day: (2hr = $3, 4hr = $6.50) Immerse yourself in the mixed old growth forest of maple and hemlock as you walk the 1.8km loop trail. For an easier walk, take the far east loop of the trail first so you will walk down slope on the drumlin at the back side of the trail. A picnic shelter and vault privy toilet are available at this park.
McRae Point - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : We are starting to see more yellow and even some red! Walk the Water's Edge trail to see the changes yourself!
Mikisew - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : The colours are here! Camping in the 200's section of the Hardwoods Campground provides a spectacular view of the colours above and all around you! Additonally, any of our three beaches (North, Centre, and Day Use) provide amazing views of Eagle Lake. The colours coming off of the rolling hills of the Almaguin Highlands reflect off of the water to create a breathtaking view. For the more adventuresome, try hiking through the Maple Canyon trail to feel fully immersed in Mikisew's spectacular Fall colours.
Mono Cliffs - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Mono Cliffs has now seen its full range of colours start to come out however the majority of foliage is now orange in colour and leaf fall sits at around 80%. Best viewing area of the colours would be on the designated viewing platform as well as the lookout trail at the north end of the park.
Murphys Point - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Yellow and orange are the dominant colours of the park, with a few spots of dramatic reds and purples. A few areas of green are hanging on, but we have reached peak colour before too much leaf fall.
Best locations for viewing include the Point, McParlan House and Lally Homestead trails. This will be the last weekend for camping for the season.
Oastler Lake - Report Date : October 12, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Take a hike to the end of the Point to watch the leaves changing with the season. Most maples have changed to yellow, orange and red, but majority of oak, aspen, birch and poplar remain unchanged.
Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Is now at peak colour!
There is leaf fall due to recent wind and rain events.
Pancake Bay - Report Date : October 12, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Lookout Trail. Hilltop Camp Ground, Beach
Petroglyphs - Report Date : October 12, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Thanksgiving weekend is the last opportunity to visit Petroglyphs and see our fall colours. Very few deciduous trees have failed to change colour, and a number have already shed many of their leaves. Keep in mind that the canopy at Petroglyphs is dominantly made up of conifers, with large stands of red and white pine that will leave the park predominantly green. In terms of viewing opportunities, the park roads also have a few sections of vibrant colours and for hikers, the Nanabush trail and West Day-Use trail have a few portions that offer mixed forest marked by a variety of colours.
Pigeon River - Report Date : October 8, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : The Middle Falls trail shows a vibrant array of colours and leaf types.
Pinery - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Every fall Pinery becomes a waterfall of autumn colours. While the oak leaves scattered among the canopy are lush and green, shimmering in the sunshine, the understory is transitioning into beautiful fall colours. You can view the stunning reds, yellows, oranges and purples as the Poison Ivy, Fragrant Sumac, Grapevine and many other understory plants begin to change.

Coming for thanksgiving? Check out some of our activities here: https://pinerypark.on.ca/educational-programs/
Point Farms - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The fall colours have popped!. Lots of yellows, oranges with touches of red can be seen throughout the Park. Enjoy the beautiful drive or walk through the Park. Lots of opportunities to camp this fall, including Huron Campground.
Port Burwell - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : A very small change in colour.
Presqu'ile - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Day use picnic area has some nice colour with the lake on the other side. Most wildflowers are done but still some asters and gentians showing. Best fall colours are in the Northumberland Hills north of the park, including our sister park, Ferris PP, near Campbellford. These woodlots at peak colour now.
Quetico - Report Date : October 7, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : No bugs! No crowds! The colours! Fall is the perfect time to paddle in Quetico Provincial Park.
Rainbow Falls - Report Date : September 30, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :
Restoule - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Colours are at their Peak! Gorgeous orange, yellow and red are radiating through the campground and all around Restoule and Stormy Lake! Want to get the best view? Take an easy stroll along the Restoule River, rent a canoe, kayak or SUP and view the colours from the water on either Stormy or Restoule Lakes or take a rewarding hike to the lookout over Stormy Lake on the Fire Tower Trail! PARK OPEN UNTIL 4:00PM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th
Rondeau - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The fall colours are beginning to show through the green foliage! Tulips are turning their brilliant yellows; Sassafrass is showing their rainbow of orange, reds and gold; and the burnt browns of the Oaks are dangling majestically from their branches! The bay side of the park has started the wave of colour change - so Spicebush Trail is the trail to hike for the beginning of the change here in Carolinian Canada!
Rushing River - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Now is the perfect opportunity to view the fall colours at Rushing River ! Hiking the Granite Knoll Trail and Lower Rapids Trail offers views of the changing leaves.
Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : October 13, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Fall colours are at their peak! High winds have started blowing them off branches. Excellent fall colours can still be seen as you drive into the park along the main road. If you are interested in more scenic views, try the Kag Trail lookout or the bridge to Jingwakoki campground.
Sandbanks - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Woodland Trail
Sauble Falls - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : It is simply a wonderful time of year for some fall camping, hiking and exploring. Come to Sauble Falls for a visit and enjoy a relaxing evening around a campfire, a stroll along the Sauble Trail or a visit to the falls to enjoy the colorful leaves falling gently from the trees.
Sharbot Lake - Report Date : October 12, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Fall colours are here! Trees in the park and long the Highway 7 Corridor have transitioned to yellow/orange/red hues, giving way to their fall splendor. The Discovery and Ridge View Trails, as well as our park roads provide spectacular views to see the colour changes this season. Campsites and roadways are now covered in leaves, showing off the fall colours!
Sibbald Point - Report Date : October 9, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Fall is here at Sibbald Point! Yellow has become the dominant colour, with mixes of red, orange, and the existing evergreens. The forest canopy is looking exceptionally vivid and beautiful. The fall colours are expected to peak around the Thanksgiving weekend, when we will be hosting family friendly fall celebration events!
Silent Lake - Report Date : October 13, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : The fall colours at Silent Lake are still quite vivid and it is now the final weekend to view them before we close. The main colours in the park are orange and yellow with vibrant bursts of red scattered throughout. The best viewing locations are our Day-Use Beach, Pincer Bay Beach & several Scenic Lookouts along our Lakeshore Trail.
Sleeping Giant - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : The Fall colours are looking absolutely beautiful here in Sleeping Giant! The dominant colour is now orange with spots of yellow and a few reds. Leaves carpet our trails and make for lovely hikes. The best spots for fall colour viewing are on hiking trails like the Sea Lion Trail and the Top of the Giant Trail.
Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : The fall colours are in full swing at Sturgeon Bay with the majority of our trees displaying reds and yellows which can be visible from the shorelines within the park by our boat launch and day use area. Walking through our back loop will also provide a great experience as the campsites are covered in a blanket of leaves and the tree tops radiate with vibrant colours.
The Massasauga - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Moon Island Trail and Baker Trail are exhibiting spectacular colours!
Turkey Point - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : We are just starting to see some colour change in the park. The Lookout Bluff trail offers the best opportunity to view the changing colours.
Voyageur - Report Date : October 10, 2019
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing :
Wasaga Beach - Report Date : October 11, 2019
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : For best viewing visit the beach for a panoramic view of the colours around Georgian Bay or take a hike through the dunes and enjoy the colours of the pine-oak savannah.
Wheatley - Report Date : October 9, 2019
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Park is still green some yellow and red
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