10 ways to enjoy fall at Ontario Parks

1.    Book a Prince Edward County adventure

Maple Rest Heritage House  is a four-bedroom Victorian farmhouse. Jacques Cottage  has a beautiful view of Lake Ontario. You can book either for a fall getaway to Prince Edward County this fall through Sandbanks Provincial Park.

 2.    Find a quiet corner of Algonquin

Check out these tips from staff on how to explore a less busy side of Algonquin in the fall.

3.    Play golf at Turkey Point

Play a round of golf at Turkey Point Provincial Park’ scenic course on Lake Erie, the only golf course in Ontario’s provincial park system.


4.   Go for a run 

Softer trail surfaces at Ontario Parks minimize the impact on a runner’s joints and back. Runners can choose from over 1,800 kilometres of hiking trails. Fall colours are spectacular and many parks offer roofed accommodation.

5.    Enjoy an ovenight stay in Ontario Parks 

Plan a cozy fall getaway in one of Ontario Parks’ roofed accommodations. They include a Victorian farm house, two lodges, deluxe yurts and cabins, lakeside cottages and historic ranger cabins.


6.    Join the Frontenac Challenge

Over 300 people registered for the 2013 Challenge and Junior Challenge; and over 200 successfully completed it. To complete the Frontenac Challenge, hikers must hike each of Frontenac Provincial Park’s eleven main hiking loops between September 1 and October 31. An awards ceremony takes place in early November.

7.    Pack a picnic-for-two 

10 Ontario Parks with romantic picnic areas

8.    Take a fall photography workshop

Shoot “The Giant” this fall with a pro photographer.

9.    Watch birds of prey migrate by the thousands 

Birds of prey migrate by the thousands past Ontario Parks along the north shore of Lake Erie every fall.

10.   Find a vantage point to view the colours.

Fully appreciate the spectacular fall colours at one (or more) of the vantage points described here.  Let us know your favourite fall viewing points, by tweeting us @OntarioParks.