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Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Slight fall colour change is visible on Algonquin Park's trees at the current time.  Typically, late September to early October offers the best maple viewing, while early to mid-October offer the best poplar (aspen) colour. Latest images and live webcam views can be seen at http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca 

Arrowhead - Report Date : September 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Arrowhead is starting to see the beginning of our fall colours as patches of colour are starting to come out.  Best viewing areas are Mayflower Lake, Big Bend Lookout, Stubb's Falls and Beach Area 2 on Arrowhead Lake.
Awenda - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The fall colours at Awenda haven't really started yet but when they do, they are best viewed along the roads, Kettle's Lake and along our Georgian Bay shoreline.  
Balsam Lake - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

The leaves here at Balsam Lake are just starting to turn the slightest bit of red.

Join NHE for a guided hike to learn why the leaves change colour in the fall. Program dates September 25th, October 2 & 9th 10:30am @ the Lookout Trail.


Batchawana - Report Date : September 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Minimal colour change to date.  Best viewing will be from the beach looking towards the adjacent hills.

Bon Echo - Report Date : September 22, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Best viewing areas are the Lagoon and the Cliff Top Trail.  Take a 45 minute interpretive tour featuring the Native Pictographs and the beautiful fall colors, operating both Sat.Sun. beginning Sept.6. to Oct.16/16.  Ride the Mugwump Ferry to the Cliff Top Trail. also operating Sat. and Sun. through till Oct.16./16

Bonnechere - Report Date : September 24, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Trails for Fall Viewing:

McNaughtons Walk - Located in Bonnechere Provincial Park
Approx. 2km.

Whispering Winds Lookout on Egg Rock - Located 14.7km on Turner's Road
Approx. 1.5km.

Visit the Park Office at Bonnechere Provincial Park for more information.

Bronte Creek - Report Date : September 22, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Fall colours have just started at Bronte Creek.  We can see it on the edge of trees showing some orange and yellows.  If looking for these spots of colour head to Parking lot F and Spruce Lane Farm or along the ravine accessed from Parking Lot A.

Like us @OPBronteCreek to see pictures and updates as the colours show up.

Charleston Lake - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :

More fall colour is showing this week.  Recommended trails for seeing fall colours: Quiddity Trail and Shoreline Trail

Chutes - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The fall colours are beginning to show.  The young maples are turning, bright red in some cases.  Best viewing is in the Day Use area and from the observation platform there.

Craigleith - Report Date : September 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Most leaves remain green with a hint of yellow starting.
Darlington - Report Date : September 15, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Very little color changes at this time - leaf fall is just starting.

Earl Rowe - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The foot bridges past the park store have a great view.

The colours are slightly changing but green is still the most dominant colour at this park.

Ferris - Report Date : July 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Not yet reported for 2016

Fitzroy - Report Date : September 21, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Look out area

Forks of the Credit - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The colours are beginning to change.

French River - Report Date : July 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Not yet reported for 2016

Frontenac - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Some brown but not alot of colour yet
Grundy Lake - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

While most leaves are still green, shorter days have brought out vibrant yellows and hints of red.

Inverhuron - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Currently not a lot of change within the park! Wonderful walking through Scenic Drive Trail during this beautiful fall weather.

Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : September 24, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :

Kakabeka Falls is looking stunning surrounded by the early colours of autumn. The moose maple is beginning to turn a vibrant yellow and the ground covering species are starting their transformation. If you turn your eyes to the top of the forest you will notice the Trembling Aspin, Balsam Poplar and Tamarack speckled with yellow. The reds and oranges of autumn will be making their appearance any day now.


The crisp morning hours create a beautiful smoky illusion of fog and mist at the Falls. If you look close enough you may catch a glimpse of Princess Green Mantle, Ojibwe legend claims you will see her if you peer into the mist long enough. Topped with our resident Bald Eagles soaring the gorge, Kakabeka Falls is absolutely picturesque at this time of year.  


Killarney - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

The recent cool days have now tinged the maples with red. Our superb sight lines from the heights of the Granite Ridge trail and the Crack trail have views across the forested quartzite ridges all the way to Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island.

Killbear - Report Date : September 22, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

For Friday September 23rd to Monday September 26th the conditions for viewing fall colours are excellent with no rain in the forecast.  The fall colours are really starting to show themselves.  Colours vary as you drive from the GTA north to the park.  The Hwy 400 corridor is further along as compared to the shores of Georgian Bay where there is striking dashes of red and orange backed by the dark greens of the majestic white pines.  So pack up your tent or RV and plan a trip to Killbear Provincial Park!

Lake on the Mountain - Report Date : July 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Not yet reported for 2016

Lake St. Peter - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : The fall colours are beginning to appear at Lake St. Peter. Most of the leaves are still green with some beginning to turn yellow. The best views are available from the boat launch or for the more adventurous by hiking the lookout trail.
Lake Superior - Report Date : September 21, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The colour change is more advanced in the northern half of the park (30%) than the southern part (10%). There are many ways to enjoy the fall colours. For hikers: 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); Trapper’s – 1.5 km/1 mile; Peat Mountain – 11 km/6.8 miles; Nokomis – 5 km/3.1 miles. For paddlers: Mijinemungshing Lake and Rabbit Blanket Lake are good choices (rental canoes available). Drop by the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground) for suggested trails and other park information; open 9 am to 5 pm until October 9th.

Long Point - Report Date : September 19, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Do to a large number of Cottonwood trees in the park, the best veiwing areas would be found on some of the walking trials located outside of the park within Norfolk County.  
MacGregor Point - Report Date : September 19, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

MacGregor Point's trail system is the best way to view the fall colours.   

Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Although the trees have yet to change colour, 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.

McRae Point - Report Date : September 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The fall colours here at McRae are just starting to show. Most of the leaves are still green with some just beginning to turn yellow. The best viewing will be from the day use area overlooking the shoreline of Lake Simcoe.

Mono Cliffs - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The leaves have a small percentage of change in colour but there is still lots of green to be seen thus far.

Murphys Point - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Every day seems to bring more and more colour to the park. Green continues to dominate the tree canopy but hints of yellow, orange and red are beginning to make an appearance. Try taking a hike on the Point Trail for a great view of Big Rideau Lake or walk the McParlan House Trail for a chance to catch a glimpse of a deer amongst the fall foliage.
Oastler Lake - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

check out our twitter for recent picture(s) @OastlerLakePP


Fall colours in the Parry Sound area are second to none.  It is well worth the drive!  Fall camping opportunities at Oastler Lake until October 11th; come celebrate Thanksgiving in the great outdoors.


Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : July 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Not yet reported for 2016

Pancake Bay - Report Date : September 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Minimal colour change to date.  Best viewing will be from the Lookout Platform on the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail and throughout the Campground.

Petroglyphs - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :

Some yellow and red leaves are starting to peek their way through the evergreens within the park. The Nanabush trail is a great place to view some of these colour changes and get out for a fall hike! Poplars and birches are turning yellow and other species are starting to show as well. The basswoods by the visitor centre are already dropping leaves.

Pigeon River - Report Date : September 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :

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. From which you will get a one of a kind view of the fall colors. Brilliant yellows and some red are making a strong appearance across the landscape.




Point Farms - Report Date : September 19, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : There are a few colourful trees in the park on the main entrance road, but besides that, it is still predominantly green.
Port Burwell - Report Date : September 21, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Anyplace with in the Campgrounds.

Presqu'ile - Report Date : September 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :


Quetico - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
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 or the luminescent gold of Tamarack Trees against the backdrop of varied and colorful wetlands. The parks one car campground, 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.

Rainbow Falls - Report Date : September 13, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Enjoy a scenic hike along the Rainbow Falls boardwalk and take in the beautiful fall colours of the boreal forest.
Restoule - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Leaves are just starting to change here at Restoule. Enjoy a hike along the scenic Fire Tower Trail to the top of the Bluffs. Take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking Stormy Lake.
Rock Point - Report Date : July 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Not yet reported for 2016

Rondeau - Report Date : September 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

The fall colors have only slighted started to begin at Rondeau and most of the foliage remains predominantly green as the summer months come to a close. There are some hints of fall moving in as a few leaves have started to drop but this is likely due to the dry conditions we've experience this past season.  Fall is just around the corner and there is still lots to see and experience on one of our many trails here at Rondeau.  Our Visitor Centre remains open from September 6th - October 30th (Thursday - Sunday 12PM to 4PM).  For more information about our Visitor Centre and the fall programs we have to offer please call (519) 674-1768 or check us out on the web at http://rondeauprovincialpark.ca/events    

Rushing River - Report Date : September 17, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The north side is quickly changing colours, come and enjoy Rushing River and watch the leaves fall
Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : September 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :


Sandbanks - Report Date : September 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

West Point, Lake view Trail, Woodlands Trail;

Sauble Falls - Report Date : September 22, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

The fall season is a wonderful time to come camping at Sauble Falls Provincial Park!

There are beautiful, breathtaking colors on the trees as the leaves begin to change and fall. A great time of year to camp, relax and enjoy.

Sibbald Point - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

It's that time of the year again. Our trees at Sibbald Point are just starting to change. The Maidenhair Fern Trail is a great place to go for a short 2km hike.

Silent Lake - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Fall colours are just starting at Silent Lake, mostly still green. Some of the maple trees are beginning to show their vibrant red colours. The canoe launch at Pincer Bay and the Day Use area offer the best views once the colours become more vivid.  Check back often for more updates.
Six Mile Lake - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

When passing through beautiful Muskoka just north of the town of Port Severn, come experience a peaceful walk and some fresh air in our serene park.  As the summer turns to fall, Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is transformed into a fabulous portrait of red, orange and yellow.  The scenic combination of trees cast a brilliant array of colours as you walk the beaches or campground roads.  Lakeview Heights, Maple and Birch Beaches offer picturesque panoramic views.  Enjoy a picnic and the fall foliage reflections as you overlook the lake.  Park is open until October 11th, day use fees apply.

Sleeping Giant - Report Date : September 24, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Some of the leaves are changing on our poplars and mountain maples. We have over 100 kilometers of hiking trails varying from easy to difficult.  Come and hike to see the changing fall colours.  

Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Most leaves are still green but beautiful shades of yellow are starting to show.  Sturgeon Bay has four cottages available for rent that make the perfect base for viewing fall colours.

The Massasauga - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Paddle through the majestic Massasauga Provincial Park and enjoy everything that the fall colours have to offer.  Pristine landscapes, beautiful sunsets and fall colours that will surely amaze.  The fall forecast calls for excellent weather, come out and enjoy the park.  Open until October 23rd.


The Pinery - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

While there are few maples in Pinery, the array of southern Carolinian Tree Species is sure to provide a rainbow of colours in the coming months.  Pinery's 11 walking trails provide perfect opportunities to witness rich colour changes in understorey shrubs and towering oaks, cherries, Tulip, Sycamore and Sassafras trees.  Clumps of Goldenrod, and tallgrasses like Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardi) are starting to paint the park in fall earth tones.  Be sure to obtain a Park Tabloid for more information on park services, trail descriptions, events and to learn more about the Friends of Pinery Park.  When visiting the park, be sure to download our free mobile phone App from iTunes, Google Play and Blackberry World to guide your adventures - the app features general park information, maps, events listings, locate me feature, pedometer, and you can participate in citizen science initiatives to monitor habitats, report wildlife observations and roadkill.  Search for the free 'Explore Pinery' App on your device app provider.  Additional Park information can be obtained at the Visitor Centre on weekends between 10 am and 5 pm or at www.pinerypark.on.ca or by calling 519-243-2220.  Pinery is open for camping, day-use and exploration year-round.

Turkey Point - Report Date : September 19, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Trees remain green with zero leaf fall currently.

Voyageur - Report Date : September 19, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Leaves are starting to turn yellow slowly.

Wasaga Beach - Report Date : September 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :


Wheatley - Report Date : September 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

A little bit of yellow starting.

Woodland Caribou - Report Date : July 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Not yet reported for 2016

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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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