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Fall Colours

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Algonquin - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : This is it!! Spectacular views along the Highway 60 corridor and all of the hiking trails in Algonquin Park! Enjoy your visit!!
Arrowhead - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80% - Leaf Fall : 50%
Best viewing : Color changing quick. Beautiful & bright! Hike the Arrowhead Lake trail to see the lake and changing colors around. Big Bend Lookout and the Stubbs Falls Trail are also great places to capture the changing season!
Awenda - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Favourite viewing areas include Kettle's Lake, the Beach Trail along the shore of Georgian Bay and along the many park roads.
Balsam Lake - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 70% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season. Along hiking trails and lake.
Batchawana Bay - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 40%
Best viewing : Beach Road within the Park. Highway 17 North from Sault Ste. Marie to Pancake Bay Provincial Park.
Bon Echo - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : Some trees have changed into their fall foliage where others have not yet started. Green colour still prominent with some yellow & orange and a few bright reds. Some areas both North and South of the park are having some significant colour change. Also our interior canoe in campsites on Joe Perry Lake have been showing significant colour change. Also come travel on our shuttle boat on Saturdays and Sundays to our cliff top trail and view Bon Echo from the top of the cliff the view is breath taking.
Bonnechere - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100% - Leaf Fall : 50%
Best viewing : McNaughton's Walk (hiking trail) located in Bonnechere Provincial Park. Whispering Winds Lookout located on Turner's Road. See the Park Office for directions.
Bronte Creek - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : The trees along the day-use entrance and around the farms are simply gorgeous. The ones along the ravine have only just begun to change. The sumac are brightred and the mountain ashes are already bright yellow. Mix that with the purple Asters and yellow Goldrod a hike around the park within the next 2 weeks will be perfect. -- Thanksgiving hike? Pre or post-dinner? Bring your cameras! Please note that three of our hiking/ walking trails are closed due to overhead dangers resulting from the winter ice storm. The Ravine Trail IS open and is your best area to view the trees in the ravine. 2 other popular locations to view the fall colours: the top of the toboggan hill/ lookout hill by parking lot C, and the area around Spruce Lane Farmhouse by lot F. (Burloak Drive side). On the Campground side the woodlands and ravine camping loop will start to show colour as will the walking trail that starts at the amphitheatre.
Charleston Lake - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : The fall colours are looking especially good this year! Best hiking trails for fall colours are typically the Quiddity Trail & Shoreline Trail.
Chutes - Report Date : September 28, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 40%
Best viewing : Main observation platform looking up river. Day use area.
Craigleith - Report Date : September 27, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 40% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season. Colours are quickly developing with light burgandy shades.
Darlington - Report Date : September 18, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season. Color change just starting, not very prominent yet.
Earl Rowe - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : Lookout Platform at the top of Lookout Trail, view from the dam, view from the footbridges between the park store and pool.
Emily - Report Date : September 25, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season. The beaches have good viewing of the marsh and hills across the river.
Ferris - Report Date : September 26, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Fall leaf colour change at Ferris is best viewed in the day use area.
Fitzroy - Report Date : September 27, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Yellows, reds and oranges starting to appear, however still a lot of green. Best viewing will be in late September/early October. The Lookout gives a great view over the entire Park toward the Ottawa River. The maples in the group picnic area, on the Terraces Trail and at the beach offer a multitude of colours to be seen.
Forks of the Credit - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 40% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : .
French River - Report Date : September 23, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : French River Visitor Centre has a beautiful view from the snowmobile bridge crossing the French River.
Frontenac - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Various viewing opportunites along the trails and paddle routes. The Mink Lake Lookout is a popular viewpoint. For further information, contact the park office at 613 376-3489
Grundy Lake - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 80% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Take a hike on the Gut Lake, Swan Lake or Beaver Dam Trails for some scenic views of the fall colours. To see the colours by bike, head down Pakeshkag Lake Road. For a fall picnic, stroll down to Main Beach or Smokey Point.
Inverhuron - Report Date : September 26, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : Not a lot of colour change in the park yet! Come and enjoy the warm weather and watching the surfers on the beach!
Inverhuron - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Slowly turning colours, come check our scenic drive trail and see the park in all its beauty! Walk past Rainbow Bridge to see some more colours start to emerge.
Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Fall is a great time to view Kakabeka Falls. You can also experience the fall colours from the Boardwalks and Mountain Portage Trail. Be sure to explore the Visitor Centre and enjoy a cup of Apple Cider.
Killarney - Report Date : September 23, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Take a hike on the Chickanishing Trail, Granit Ridge, Cranberry Bog, The Crack, or Lake of the Woods for some scenis views of the fall colours. You can also experience the beautiful fall colours by enjoying a paddle. or just walking through the campground.
Killbear - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 70% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Killbear has brilliant reds, oranges and burgundies set against the sparkling waters of the Georgian Bay. Now is the time to come and experience the beauty of fall!
Lake St. Peter - Report Date : September 26, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : The view from the Lookout Trail has the best views of the changing fall colours at this time of year. It is also recommended to walk out to the point, where you get a wonderful view of the lake, and the surrounding landscape.
Lake Superior - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 60%
Best viewing : Colour is close to peak, especially in the south end of the park. Fantastic colours are visible just driving the highway corridor through the park. Red and orange are the dominant colours. Many leaves in the north of the park have fallen. Suggested hikes, north to south: - Nokomis, across from Old Woman Bay - Peat Mountain - Trappers - Orphan Lake - Sand River - Awausee - Towab
Long Point - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Due to the type and quantity of trees within the park our colour change is minimal, however a drive through Norfolk county will provide lots of opportunity to view spectacular fall colours.
MacGregor Point - Report Date : September 23, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : September 25, 2014
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : The trail is a beautiful walk in the fall, with large deciduous trees overhanging, and a carpet of coloured leaves once they start to fall.
McRae Point - Report Date : September 20, 2014
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 20% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Beautiful views of fall colours along park trail developing in the next few weeks.
Mono Cliffs - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 40% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : .
Murphys Point - Report Date : September 27, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : Colour change is happening quickly at Murphys! Lots of yellows, orange, reds, and brown. Best hiking trails for fall colours are typically the Point Trail by foor or McParlan Trail by bike. You can also experience the fall colours by enjoying a nice paddle on Loon Lake or Big Rideau Lake.
Oastler Lake - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : Fall Colour is enjoyed in almost every area of Oastler Lake. The most dominant areas of viewing the colours are on our lakefront campsites that offer panoramic scenes of Oastler Lake and the surrounding area. Optimal activities for viewing in Oastler Lake include camping and canoeing. Come and visit us to watch the colours change with the season! Just a reminder to look up to view the crown colours, as the undergrowth is still a dominant green!
Pancake Bay - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 40%
Best viewing : From the Lookout Trail Viewing Platform the colour change is approximately 90% with red being the dominant colour. From the Beach and within the Park the colour change is about 80% with red being the dominant colour with a mix of orange and yellows. Between Sault Ste. Marie and Heyden along Highway 17 North the colour change is approximately 90% with red being the dominant colour. From Heyden to Havilland Beach - Lake Superior the colour change is approximately 90% with red the dominant colour.
Pigeon River - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Enjoy the Fall Colours on the Norwest Mountains from the High Falls and Finger Point Trails.
Pinery - Report Date : September 10, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : Pinery Provincial Park is still dominated by the deep greens of various Oaks, but the under-story is beginning to pull in their nutrients and reveal the beginnings of another fall season. Fragrant Sumac is starting to show dark reds and burnt oranges, while grasses are turning brilliant reds and purples. The first displays of fall colour come from wildflowers such as Goldenrods and Asters that light up the forest floor with all the promise of a fantastic 2014 fall season. Experiencing any of the trails will give you opportunity to view the under-story close up; please join us as the colours and the season unfolds.
Point Farms - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Old Farms Trail at Point Farms Provincial Park. The second half of the road entering the park has a wonderful display of fall colours.
Port Burwell - Report Date : September 25, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Presqu'ile - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 60% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Canopy is over half changed. Best seen along the Day Use area. Note the unique bronze-purple of the White Ash. With Emerald Ash Borer on our door steps this colour will soon disappear from fall landscapes. Under canopy leaves still green so little to see on our forest trails and roads.
Restoule - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : The best place to view our fall colours is from the top of our 300 foot bluff overlooking Stormy Lake. Hike the Fire Tower Trail to experience these breath-taking views. Another peaceful way to enjoy the fall is to paddle Stormy Lake and the Restoule River to see the colours. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park.
Rock Point - Report Date : September 22, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Rondeau - Report Date : September 19, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : September 24, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Enjoy the vibrant reds and subtle yellows as you paddle around Moore Lake and the Amable du Fond river.
Sandbanks - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Sauble Falls - Report Date : September 25, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Sibbald Point - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40% - Leaf Fall : 40%
Best viewing : For best views take a walk along our sandy beach area and throughout the campground.
Silent Lake - Report Date : September 26, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100% - Leaf Fall : 20%
Best viewing : Fall colour viewing is excellent throughout campground and hiking/mountain biking trails.
Six Mile Lake - Report Date : September 28, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80% - Leaf Fall : 50%
Best viewing : The leaves are at their peak right now!! Take a walk through the park and take in the scenery.
Sleeping Giant - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90% - Leaf Fall : 50%
Best viewing : Come check out our many popular viewing areas such as the Thunder Bay Lookout, The Sea Lion, and Lake Marie Louise Campground!
Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : September 30, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Take a stroll along the beach for a view of the bay, or along the park roads down to the wetland area by the canoe launch.
The Massasauga - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : Enjoy the changing colours in The Massasauga with a backcountry camping experience in the interior lakes that include Spider Lake and Clear Lake or explore into the vast waterways leading to Georgian Bay through the Pete's Place access point. Optimal activities for viewing fall colours in The Massasauga include stops at the day use trails (Wreck Island, Moon Island and Baker Trail) and a visit to Calhoun Lodge. Come and watch the colours change with the season at The Massasauga!
Turkey Point - Report Date : September 26, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : Start of the 2014 fall colour season.
Voyageur - Report Date : September 23, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 30%
Best viewing : Many trees changing to reds, yellows and oranges. Some of the best viewing can be found along main park road.
Wasaga Beach - Report Date : September 26, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : The dominant colours in Wasaga Beach may still be green and blue, but we're starting to see some autumnal hues! It's a great time for a hike in our parabolic dune trail system. Take in some lovely views from vantage points along the Nottawasaga River.
Wheatley - Report Date : September 29, 2014
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 0%
Best viewing : There some yellows and reds along the main road into the campgrounds. Reds and oranges along day use road.
Woodland Caribou - Report Date : September 21, 2014
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30% - Leaf Fall : 10%
Best viewing : It has started...love it! Spending this past last week on the Bloodvein River treated us to sightings of nika (canada goose) waabizii (trumpeter swan). wewe (snow geese), makwa (bear) and moos (moose). With us were two local Elders who not only taught us some new words but relayed their life on the Bloodvein in their youth. A culturally colourful experience to be sure. At the beginning of the week there was very little leaf colour change but by Saturday we estimated about 30% change and it was really beginning to look and feel like fall. The agimak (black ash) was especially brilliant. Next week will be glorious! I am lucky to be heading to Lake Superior Provincial Park this coming week and expect to see some glorious colour there as well. So if you can't make it to Woodland for the peak, head over to Lake Superior, maybe our SLR's will bump into each other!
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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.