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Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Orange, yellow rusty red and gold colours are all on display. The yellow and orange colours are best viewed in the eastern portion of Algonquin Park. Highway 60 Corridor areas such as Lookout trail, Visitor Centre, Rock Lake Road, Opeongo Road and Brewer Lake. are all offering views of the yellow-orange colour. Enjoy your trip to Algonquin Park. For more information on the status and the history of the colour peak please go to the Algonquin Park Fall Colour Report for more detail and to checkout the recent Images of Algonquin Park and the colour changes.
Arrowhead - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Arrowhead is now closed for the season. We re-open December 18, 2015 for our Winter Operation of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice skating! Come check us out!
Awenda - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The fall colors are at or past peak. Some amazing displays of color can still be found throughout the park, along the Georgian Bay shoreline and around Kettle's Lake. Come out and enjoy...each new day offers a new look to the fall forest. The Campground is now closed, however day passes and parking are available at the Trail Center parking lot. Awenda Provincial Park is open for day use year round.
Balsam Lake - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Some colour - changing slowly.
Batchawana Bay - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The beach at Batchawana offers a clear view of the leaves changing across Lake Superior on Batchawana Island, and on the hillsides surrounding the Bay.
Bon Echo - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The fall colour change here at Bon Echo is in full swing with the colours changing every day. A good layer of coloured leaves are already on the ground. Birch and poplar trees showing their beautiful yellow colour with the maples beginning to show their reds and oranges. Best viewing spots are the cliff top trail, the view from the top of the rock overlooking all of Bon Echo is truely breathtaking. Take a hike along our beautiful Bon Echo creek trail.
Bonnechere - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : McNaughton's Walk located in Bonnechere Park. Whispering Winds Lookout on Egg Rock located off Turner's Road. Ask our staff at the Park Office for more details regarding hikes in our area.
Bronte Creek - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Prime time for leaf peeping! Spruce Lane Farm and the Half moon Valley Trail. --- anything along the ravine!
Charleston Lake - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The fall colours are really coming in nicely. Starting to see more reds. Hiking trails with good viewing of fall colours include: the Quiddity Trail (and Lookout) and the Shoreline Trail.
Chutes - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Leaves are dropping quickly but the colours are still at peak. The view from the main lookout is excellent. The salmon have arrived up the river to spawn (view from the beach). The highway drive from Sudbury to Chutes is very colourful, as is the highway (553) which runs north of the park.
Craigleith - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Yellows and orange are dominant colours with strong red contrasts. Hike the Len Gertler Memorial Forest (Loree) for a spectacular view of Georgian Bay.
Darlington - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Some trees along the roadways are very pretty. The lookout platform also offers some nice views There are also many evergreen trees in the park both in the picnic areas and campground.
Earl Rowe - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The foot bridges are a great place within the park to view fall colours once the trees begin to turn. Earl Rowe is now closed for the 2015 Season.
Emily - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Splashes of colour are typically found along the roadways through the park and along the shoreline of Pigeon River. Emily is open on Tuesday October 13. After this date Emily is closed. Limited parking is available just outside the gates. Visitors can explore the park by walk-ins only.
Ferris - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : The Drumlin Trail System, located in the day use area of Ferris Provincial Park, provides an excellent opportunity to view the changing fall colours.
Fitzroy - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Viewing details will be updated when reporting starts. Check back soon.
Forks of the Credit - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Viewing from various trails within the Park.
French River - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Recollet Falls Trail, French River Visitor Center, French River Visitor Centre Pedestrian Trail
Frontenac - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : We are now through our peak colours but the forest is still vibrant with yellows and oranges. There is still plenty of great hiking available.
Grundy Lake - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : This is our last weekend for camping this season! Take a hike along the Swan Lake, Gut Lake or Beaver Dams trails for some great views of the changing leaves. Take a paddle on one of our lakes to see how fall changes colours in our wetlands.
Inverhuron - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Fall has finally arrived at Inverhuron, colours are starting to change all around the park! Beautiful time of the year to come out for a stroll of the Scenic Drive Trail and take in all that is beautiful in the Park! Better yet come camp in our new Holmes Bay campground and enjoy the park for the weekend!
Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : The fall color change is now in its final stages. Take a walk on the boardwalk and catch a glimpse of Bald Eagles soaring over the falls. Other wildlife and birding opportunities exist.
Killarney - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Current best views: The Crack Trail, Granite Ridge Trail, George Lake Campground
Killbear - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Enjoy a hike on the Georgian Bay shoreline! There are lots of wildlife and birding opportunities plus our Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 3 pm daily. New this year, Killbear is open for camping and day use until Monday October 26, 2015. If you are coming in for the day, you will need to purchase a day pass which is good from 8 am to 10 pm. For the weekend of October 23, there is sunshine in the forecast for Friday and mild temperatures will make for some nice fall camping.
Lake on the Mountain - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Good views over the Bay of Quinte. More colour as you look to the far off northern hills.
Lake St. Peter - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Fall colours are at peak for Thanksgiving weekend!! Fall colours can best be viewed from the lookout on hiking trails.
Lake Superior - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : The colour change is past peak. Trees through the central and north parts of the park have lost most of their leaves. Some colour is still hanging on around the Agawa River valley (Agawa Bay), especially in the understory. Tamarack are taking over the show as their needles turn golden. Suggested trails (or portion of): Towab, to Burnt Rock Pool and return – 5 km, return; Awausee – 10 km/6.2 miles (45 min return to first lookout); Sand River (Pinguisibi) – 6 km/3.7 miles (45 min return to 2nd falls); Orphan Lake – 8 km/5 miles (45 min return to first lookout); Nokomis – 5 km/3.1 miles. The Visitor Centre is closed for the season. Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground, backcountry camping and day-use areas are open until Oct. 25.
Long Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Although Long Point Provincial Park has mostly Cottonwood trees that change to a brown colour and drop their leaves, the surrounding area of Norfolk County has many Carolinian Forests which offer many walking trails to view the fall colour changes.
MacGregor Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Fall colours are best viewed while hiking or biking MacGregor Point's Trails.
Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : This is a great time to enjoy a hike and experience the fall colours at Mark S. Burnham. The park will be closed after October 13. Limited parking is available just outside the gates. Visitors are welcome to explore the park by foot.
McRae Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : The fall colours are here. The water's edge trail along the shore of Lake Simcoe is an excellent spot to view the fall colours.
Mono Cliffs - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Reds, yellows and oranges are showing.
Murphys Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : The dominant fall colour in the park is yellow, scattered throughout the park are some shades of red and orange. The beauty of fall colours at Murphys Point is almost in full effect!
Oastler Lake - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Weather is great - good forecast for the weekend. Come and enjoy!
Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Ragged Falls is closed for the season. Have a wonderful winter season!
Pancake Bay - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail provides the perfect viewing platform to see breathtaking vistas of Lake Superior against the changing fall leaves.
Petroglyphs - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Fall colours are at peak for Thanksgiving weekend!! Petroglyphs offers several opportunities for viewing mixed forest along the park roads and views from Nanabush trail.
Pigeon River - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Great time for a hike down the trails to enjoy the colourful fall season now in its final stages.
Pinery - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Bigger changes have begun! The Silver Maples (Acer saccharinum), Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) and Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) of the Old Ausable Channel floodplains have turned orange and yellow. Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) in the Oak Savanna have added brilliant oranges, reds, and yellows to the burnt hues of the various species of Oaks. Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica) still speckles the understory with reds, oranges and yellows, while the ground-cover of Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) sets the brown leaves aflame with bright reds. In the Carolinian Forest, the Tulip Trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) have revealed yellows on the broad, distinct leaves and the vines add oranges throughout the layers of the forest. We're still waiting for many of the older, majestic Oaks to reveal their deep burnt reds and oranges, and the Tamaracks (Larix laricina) have yet to reveal their gold along the banks of the Old Ausable Channel. Join us for a fall in the Oak Savanna, it is an experience like no other. Paddle down the Old Ausabel Channel to see the diversity that Pinery's ecosystems offer. Or take an easy stroll on the accessible Heritage Trail to see the Black Cherries within the Oak Savanna. Hickory Trail will reveal species of the flood plain, like American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) and Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) both of which have turned yellow. Riverside Trail is a great place to see the diversity of trees along the Old Ausable Channel, and has various spots to sit a while with your thoughts, a warm drink and a multitude of colours. Bring your bikes to pedal through the Savanna Trail and enjoy all the species together! The Visitor Centre will be open on weekends from 10-5. Please check out our website at http://www.pinerypark.on.ca/index.html for news of special events and to access our activity sheet.
Point Farms - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Majority of the trees in the park are yellow, with highlights of orange and bright red. The park entrance road is always a beautiful spectacle of colour. The park closes for the season Tuesday October 13th however, users are welcome to park outside the gates at the entrance and walk in.
Port Burwell - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Closed for the season.
Presqu'ile - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : The Newcastle Trail, Pioneer Trail, and Jobes' Woods Trail provide excellent opportunities to view the changing fall colours. Other trails that provide low shrub leave changes are Marsh Boardwalk, Owens Point Trail, the seasonal panne trail that runs from Owens Point Parking Lot to Beach 1 roadway.
Quetico - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The fiery yellows of birch and poplars are in full swing at Quetico. Spires of yellow tamaracks are beginning to speckle the parks wetlands, and small but vibrant red maples line the shores of many lakes. Fall backcountry paddling at Quetico is supurb, and no reservations needed this time of year! Just use self serve permit kiosks located at our park entry stations. Quetico also has comfortable car campground and rustic rental cabins at Dawson Trail Campground off of Highway 11. Experience fall in the Quetico wilderness! Call (807) 597-2735 for trip planning information and fall colours updates (mon-fri).
Rainbow Falls - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : At Rainbow Falls Whitesand Lake campground, hike along the park's Superior Trail or the Rainbow Falls trail between 8:30 - 3:00PM to take in the fall colours. At Rossport Lake campground, check out the picnic area for a fantastic view of Lake Superior and the fall colours the area has to offer.
Restoule - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Spectacular fall colour viewing awaits you atop Stormy Lake bluff if you are looking to hike our famous Fire Tower Trail. Excellent fall colour scenes can be viewed by paddling one of our many waterways including Stormy Lake, Restoule Lake or the Restoule River. If it is a leisurely drive you are looking for a simple drive through the park roads will provide you with breath-taking vistas.
Rock Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Viewing details will be updated when reporting starts. Check back soon.
Rondeau - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Although the predominant colour around the park remains green, we are seeing a great deal of yellows with some patches of red throughout the park. Take a walk down Spicebush Trail to get a great viewing of the fall colours!
Rushing River - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : Most of the leaves that are still on the trees are on the south side of the park. Walk around this area to get a close up look or head across the bridge to the north side to see them from a distance.
Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Head down to admire the stunning colours on the banks of the Amable du Fond and Mattawa Rivers, or enjoy the view from the beaches on Moore Lake.
Sandbanks - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : West Point and the Lakeview Trail. Also MacDonald Lane Trail. The Woodlands Campground is dominated by oaks and maples and will soon be very colourful
Sauble Falls - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : What a wonderful time of year to come visit Sauble Falls Provincial Park! See the beautiful and vibrant colours on the trees, while you sit on your campsite and watch as the leaves fall aorund you. A peaceful and relaxing time awaits.
Sibbald Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Along the main road towards the museum and throughout the campgrounds.
Silent Lake - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Fall colours are at peak for Thanksgiving weekend!! Fall colours can easily be seen throughout campground which is dominated by deciduous trees. For best viewing it is recommended to explore the lake by canoe or hike a portion of the Lakeshore Trail to one of the lookouts.
Six Mile Lake - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The colours are changing quickly at Six Mile and our 3 hiking trails are perfect for fall colour and wildlife viewing. A short drive along White Falls Road to the Big Chute Marine Railway is gorgeous this time of year revealing plenty of colour changes. Port Severn has a Fall Colour Cruise which is 2.5 hrs in length and leaves Lock 45 and travels along the Trent-Severn Canal to the Big Chute. Visit www.midlandtours.com for cruise schedules and booking.
Sleeping Giant - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The Marie Louise Lake campground closed October 13th 2015. You can still come out and enjoy a short hike to the famous Sea Lion or spend the day doing our signature Top of the Giant trail.
Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : This is your last weekend to be able to stroll down to our main beach for a great scenic view, or walk around the campground roads to view changing colours close up.
The Massasauga - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Weather is great - good forecast for the weekend. Come and enjoy!
Turkey Point - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : mostly green. some brown/yellow.
Voyageur - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Sugar Maples have started turning red. Yellow Orange is still our dominate colour.
Wasaga Beach - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : The oaks and poplars are shades of yellow and rust...Powerline Road is dotted with fiery red maples...even the Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper are in wine-coloured fall splendor! It's a great time to hike at the Nordic & Trail Centre or feel the raw power of Nottawasaga Bay on a beach stroll.
Wheatley - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Some yellow and red.
Woodland Caribou - Report Date : October 21, 2015
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : And there they go...It was raining leaves yesterday with the first strong wind we have experienced all fall. Add some rain and almost all of the colour was gone. Just the golden tamaracks are left now. Enjoy whats left of the season wherever you are, save it on film if you can, its always nice to look back on.
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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.

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