Ontario Parks

Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : November 14, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Recent high winds have rendered most trees bare. 

Please note that the Algonquin Provincial Park visitor centre, at km 43,  will be starting winter hours and services. This means that the restaurant will only be open weekends. The bookstore will also be open weekends, however during the week it will be open by request. 


Awenda - Report Date : November 2, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing :  Although the predominant sugar maple and oak forest at Awenda has now lost about 80% of its leaf cover, the remaining leaves brighten these darker fall days with their yellow and orange colour. Various shrub species are still adding their colour to the late fall landscape as well. The best viewing areas are along the park roads, Kettle's Lake and from the beach areas along Georgian Bay. The autumn winds and rain continue to bring these brightly coloured leaves to the ground creating bright carpets on the trails and roads. Please note that Awenda is now closed to camping for the season, but portions of the park are still open for day use activities.  
Bon Echo - Report Date : October 6, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :

Our beautiful fall colors are now changing quickly , the reds and yellows are looking beautiful from the lagoon  area.  

Check out the fall colours and the vew of Bon Echo by taking the Ferry to our Cliff Top Trail.  The view from the top is breath taking.

A day use permit is required to enter the Park.

Our tour boat, shuttle boat and canoe rentals are available on weekends. Our Greystones gift store and Visitor Centre also open .  Call the park for further information on times and prices.

Hope to see you soon.

Bronte Creek - Report Date : November 20, 2017
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Fall colours are still hanging on in some areas of the park.  the Ravine trail, Half-Moon Valley and Maidens Blush trail are good options.

The linear Ravine trail is always scenic and offers great views of the creek 100 feet below.  Dogs need to stay leashed and of course owner need to clean up after them!

remember to share your images and videos on Instagram @OPBronteCreek #fallcolours

Craigleith - Report Date : October 21, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing :

 The fall colour's on the near by Blue Mountains offer a beautiful back drop for a picnic in our day use area.

Darlington - Report Date : October 23, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Leaves are dropping quickly!

Good spots to view along all of the walking trails, campground roads and picnic areas.

Forks of the Credit - Report Date : October 27, 2017
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : The Trans-Canada Trail is the best trail to view the beautiful changing colours of the leaves!
Frontenac - Report Date : October 30, 2017
Dominant Colour : Red
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Fall colours are now complete, most of the leaves have fallen to the ground.

Come visit the park over the Winter months as we are still open for day use and winter camping!

Ski Trails will be groomed (track-set) when the snow begins falling!

Snow shoe rentals available at the Park Office.

Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : November 2, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

It's a beautiful time for a hike around the Falls and through the Park -  The touch of frost in the air and the light snow cover is a reminder of the seasons changing and the glory of nature in this magnificent part of Northwestern Ontario.



Killarney - Report Date : November 6, 2017
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Our superb sight lines from the heights of the Granite Ridge trail and the Crack trail have vista views across the forested quartzite ridges all the way to Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island. Buy a day pass at the park office or use the self-serve (credit card) kiosk at the Crack parking lot trailhead.

Killbear - Report Date : October 25, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing :

You won't want to miss the last week of camping for the year at Killbear - open until October 29th! What is to love about autumn? Everything - no bugs, the crisp sound of leaves underfoot while hiking, and the cozy nights around the campfire!


Lake Superior - Report Date : November 3, 2017
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

The fall colour season has come to an end for another year. There is still some yellow from tamarack and trembling aspen in a few isolated locations along the highway corridor.

There is still time for some late fall hiking before the snow falls. Use caution as the trails will be wet and muddy this time of year.

Suggested hikes include Nokomis (5km loop), Peat Mountain (12 km loop), Orphan Lake (8 km loop), Awausee (10 km loop), Towab (12 km one way, linear) 

Please take caution if you pull over on the highway to view or take photos.


MacGregor Point - Report Date : November 16, 2017
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

MacGregor Point's autumn colour viewing begins when you enter the park, with some of our most spectacular colour right at the park entrance.  Our many hiking and biking trails also provide great opportunities for viewing the fall colours - in particular, Lake Ridge Trail offers some of our prettiest fall colours once you've walked up the ridge, about a kilometre into the trail.  Look for some lovely red colours from our maple trees, and the start of some pretty, golden yellows from our beech trees.

Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : October 10, 2017
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :

Mark S. Burnham is a great day-use park to enjoy quiet walk in the woods or a family picnic. The majestic stands of maple, beech, elm and hemlock are among the oldest in Ontario.

Mono Cliffs - Report Date : October 27, 2017
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Check out the Lookout Trail for the best views of the changing leaves! The viewing platform is another spot that will give you an amazing panoramic view of the changing colours! Happy Hiking!
Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : October 4, 2017
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing :

The colours are changing fast!  You can hike to Ragged Falls and walk along side the Oxtongue River to view and capture the beautiful colours! 

Happy Fall, see you on the trails!  Ragged Falls closes for Day Use on October 29th. 

Pigeon River - Report Date : November 2, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : It's a beautiful time of year for a hike!  The season is changing and winter is slowly coming upon us but it is a beautiful time of year for a brisk walk through the trails.  Come out to Pigeon River to hike the Finger Point Trail (2.5 km) and enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Superior from atop the Finger Point Peninsula. 
Pinery - Report Date : November 1, 2017
Dominant Colour : Burgundy
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :

The colour change of Pinery's oak trees is finally ramping up. There is still quite a bit of green, but it is slowly succumbing to red, gold, and burgandy: perfect conditions for a day trip or weekend getaway. Bring your bike along to enjoy the 14 km Savanna Trail, or enjoy the colours on any of our 10 hiking trails.

The Pinery Visitor Centre is open 10 AM-5 PM on weekends all year long; visit http://www.pinerypark.on.ca to find a list of guided hikes and activities. 

Presqu'ile - Report Date : November 10, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Almost all the leaves are down but the remaining understory leaves form nice patches of yellow and orange that glow golden when the sun shines. best along Lighthouse Lane between Nature Centre and Lighthouse.

Quetico - Report Date : October 25, 2017
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Quetico's famous canoe routes offer good fall colour viewing opportunities. A back country trip might bring you through mixed stands of fiery yellow Birch and Poplar trees, striking Red Maple or the luminescent gold of Tamarack Trees. The Dawson Trail Campground offers excellent day hiking and day paddling opportunities, and a great section of electrical and non-electrical campsites plus 3 rustic rental cabins so you can plan your perfect fall getaway.

Restoule - Report Date : November 6, 2017
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Restoule Provincial Park is now closed. The Fire Tower hiking trail is still accessible off of the Stormy Lake Access Road just stay right at the park gate. For more information about Restoule, check out the Ontario Park's blog post about Restoule http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/restoule-fall-colours/#more-16727.

Rondeau - Report Date : November 10, 2017
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing :

Lots of fallen leaves have collected beneath the trees and are now blanketing the forest floor.  A causal walk along Bennett Ave. between Lakeshore Rd. and Rondeau Park Rd. is a great way to enjoy the fall colors as the entrance to Spicebush Trail usually has some of the best colors in the park.  There are also lots of opportunities along the Marsh Trail to observe and photograph the wide array of waterfowl species frequenting the wetlands here in the park and nearby Rondeau Bay or take a stroll down 11km of Lake Erie shoreline on the opposite side of the park.  A single visit to the park might not be enough to see everything all at once.  Make sure you dress appropriately for the cooler weather.  :)  

Although the campground is now closed for the season our Visitor Centre remains open on Saturdays and Sundays, 12PM to 4PM.  For information on what's happening with fall events here at Rondeau Provincial Park, please visit the Friends of Rondeau website at http://rondeauprovincialpark.ca/events/ 


Rushing River - Report Date : October 23, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Thank you for a great season! 

Sibbald Point - Report Date : November 9, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing :

Unfortunately the peak season for fall colours has passed. Thank you for a great Season!

Sibbald Point is open for Day Use year round, so make sure to visit us!



Sleeping Giant - Report Date : November 1, 2017
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : Our hiking trails are open year round,  there are pay and display units at Joeboy Lake Fee Station and in front of the Gatehouse at Marie Louise Lake Campground.  
The Massasauga - Report Date : October 20, 2017
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : The Massasauga is open until October 22. Still lots of time to enjoy this great fall weather! A lot of leaves have fallen but there is still some great orange and red colour out there.
Leaf icons that show peak viewing range

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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