Ontario Parks

Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : November 9, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Fall colour season has concluded in Algonquin Park for 2016.    A trip to Algonquin Park between mid-September and mid-October is best for observing Algonquin Park's fall colour.  More fall colour information and live webcam views can be seen at http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca. 



Arrowhead - Report Date : October 13, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Arrowhead is now closed for the season.  The park will be reopening for the winter season on December 9th.
Awenda - Report Date : November 14, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The fall colours at Awenda have come to an end for the season.......
Bon Echo - Report Date : October 13, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing :

Hurry in to Bon Echo to view the fall colours, the leaves are begining to fall fast.In the last few days>  This is the last week that Bon Echo is open for the 2016 operating season. more and more colour have appeared, the reds and oranges are starting to pop alongside of the yellows.    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 Saturday and .Sunday . to Oct.16/16.  Ride the Mugwump Ferry to the Cliff Top Trail. also operating Sat. and Sun. through till Oct.16./16. Visit or wonderful Gift and Book Store.  Walk our many trails to view the fall colour.

Bronte Creek - Report Date : November 21, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Fall over and all on the ground in Bronte Creek.  

Like us @OPBronteCreek to see pictures of Bronte Creek.

Craigleith - Report Date : October 23, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Yellow remains the base colour with hints of orange and red appearing . View the escarpment colours from the Loree Forest.
Darlington - Report Date : October 24, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Colors are all changed! Not many leaves left on trees.

Nice views from campground roads & day use areas.



Earl Rowe - Report Date : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

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

The colours have changed to mostly yellows and there has been significant leaf fall.

Ferris - Report Date : October 7, 2016
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Hills in park and surrounding area quite lovely now.  Valleyview campground a good spot.

Fitzroy - Report Date : October 24, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

Look out area

Forks of the Credit - Report Date : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

The colours have changed to mostly yellows and there has been significant leaf fall.

French River - Report Date : November 13, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

Great views from the pedestrian bridge located at the French River Visitor Centre. 

Frontenac - Report Date : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Fall colours are past their peak but many beautiful colours are still present.  Although they can be viewed anywhere in the park,  we recommend hiking the Arab Gorge Trail or the Tetsmine Lake Loop or paddling Big Salmon Lake.
Grundy Lake - Report Date : October 6, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :

Fall colours have been slow to appear at Grundy.  Approximately 50% of the leaves have now turned yellow, red and orange.  Gut Lake Trail and Pakeshkag Lake Road provide excellent locations for viewing colours.  Please note that vehicle access to the Swan Lake Trail and Beaver Dams Trail is not available due to unplanned road repairs.

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 : October 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The crisp morning hours create a beautiful smoky illusion of fog and mist over 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 : October 21, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 50
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 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :

The fall colours are now in full swing!   It is a great time of year for checking out the fall colours with quite a bit of variety as you drive from the GTA north to the park.  The Hwy 400 corridor is still colorful and the there is lots of color left at Killbear.   The forecast for the weekend sunny with occasional cloudy periods.  In addition to our Beaver Dams campground, we are opening Kilcoursie campground again for the weekend on a first come first serve basis.  So pack up your tent or RV and plan a trip to Killbear Provincial Park!  Campgrounds will be closing for the season October 21, 2016.

Lake St. Peter - Report Date : October 11, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : The last day of the 2016 park operating season is October 11th.  After that time you are welcome to explore the park on foot however no facilities or services are offered.  The best views are available from the boat launch or for the more adventurous by hiking the lookout trail. 
Lake Superior - Report Date : October 29, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

The fall colour show ends with one last blast, as the Tamarack needles glow golden. The park is closed for the season. With Hwy 17 going through the park, it is still possible to access some of the trails or walk into the campgrounds, however no services or facilities are provided



Long Point - Report Date : October 17, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 30
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 : October 21, 2016
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing :

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

Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : October 17, 2016
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - 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.

McRae Point - Report Date : October 10, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Green continues to be the dominant colour within the park but hints of vibrant colours are starting to appear along the shorelines of the Lake Simcoe. The day use area and the waterfront trail offer the best viewing.
Mono Cliffs - Report Date : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :

The colours have changed to mostly yellows and there has been significant leaf fall.

Murphys Point - Report Date : November 15, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The park is now closed for vehicle access but we look forward to seeing park visitors who are waiting to enjoy many of the beautiful cross country ski trails scattered throughout the park during the winter months. 
Oastler Lake - Report Date : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing :

The Park is now closed for the 2016 camping season.  Thanks for another great year and follow us on twitter  @OastlerLakePP



Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : October 13, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing :

Ragged Falls is now closed for the season.

Pancake Bay - Report Date : October 11, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :

Best viewing is from the Lookout Platform on the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail and throughout the Campground.

Petroglyphs - Report Date : October 11, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing :

Petroglyphs Provincial Park is now closed for the 2016 operating season.  Park visitors are welcome to explore the park on foot however no facilities or services are offered.  The yellow and red leaves from poplars and maples are peeking their way through the evergreens within the park.  The Nanabush trail is a great place to view some of these colours changes and get out for a fall hike! 

Pigeon River - Report Date : October 25, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
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.




Pinery - Report Date : November 24, 2016
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

High winds have brought down the majority of our leaves, but there are still plenty of opportunities for marveling at what Pinery has to offer in fall and winter. We are hoping for excellent snow cover this year, and our 38 kilometers of ski trails will be groomed whenever there is enough snow depth available.  Check conditions on our Ski Report page, https://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport, and watch for updates on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PineryProvPark/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/PineryProvPark) accounts.  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. 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 and day-use year-round.

Point Farms - Report Date : October 27, 2016
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Many of the trees throughout the park are showing fantastic colour. Most have peaked and are quite vibrant. Lots of yellows with great splashes of bright red. Lots of leaves have started to fall which have blanketed the ground.
Port Burwell - Report Date : September 27, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 0 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Anyplace with in the Campgrounds.

Presqu'ile - Report Date : October 7, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

Still mostly green but a few individual trees are a stunning red.  Vistas along the lakeshore are nice.

Quetico - Report Date : October 27, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
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 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 : October 3, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
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 : October 12, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Leaves are continuing 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 : November 7, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing :

The first frost of the year this week has definitely brought out more of the fall colors here at Rondeau and the predominantly green foliage has almost disappeared.  A scenic drive down Rondeau Park Rd. or Lakeshore Rd. will highlight the different color changes that are making their fall appearance or perhaps a leisurely hike down Harrison Trail or Spicebush Trail would be more to your liking? Intermittent warm weather days continue to attract park visitors to visit our trails and beach areas as there's still lots to see and experience here at Rondeau.  Our Visitor Centre remains open for guided hikes and fall/winter programs on weekends.  For more information about our Visitor Centre and the fall/winter 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 : November 30, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :


Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : October 4, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :

We are nearing our peak for fall colours! Beautiful colours can be seen on the main road through the park.

Sandbanks - Report Date : October 13, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :

West Point, Lake view Trail, Woodlands Trail;

Sauble Falls - Report Date : October 31, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
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 : November 7, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing :

Sibbald Point is now full of lustrous fall coulours!

We are open all year round for you to enjoy! Day use fees apply.

The Maidenhair Fern Trail is a great place to go for a short 2km hike.

Silent Lake - Report Date : October 11, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : The last day of the 2016 park operating season is October 11th.  After that time you are welcome to explore the park on foot however no facilities or services are offered.  The best views are available from the boat launch or for the more adventurous by hiking the lookout trail. 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.
Six Mile Lake - Report Date : October 11, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 40
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 : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing :

The campground is closed for camping but the trails remain open for hiking adventures.  We have over 100 kilometers of hiking trails varying from easy to difficult.  

Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : October 6, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing :

Fall colours have been slow to appear this year at Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park.  Roughly half the leaves in the park have turned beautiful shades of yellow, red and orange.  Some areas just outside of the park have more vibrant colour.  Sturgeon Bay can serve as an excellent base for a drive or boat ride to take in the colours of the area.

The Massasauga - Report Date : October 26, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing :

The park is now closed for the 2016 camping season, thanks for another great year. 

Follow us on twitter @TheMassasaugaPP



Turkey Point - Report Date : October 5, 2016
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing :

Trees remain mostly green with slight yellow. Minimal leaf fall currently.

Voyageur - Report Date : October 17, 2016
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing :


Wasaga Beach - Report Date : October 20, 2016
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :


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

A little bit of yellow and some reds.

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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