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Fall Colour

Algonquin - Report Date : October 21, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : Maples are now past peak and most maple trees are completely bare.
The Golden Encore" has begun which is when the poplars, birch and tamaracks show a golden hue. Poplars on the west end are fading, but in the east between km40 and the east gate there is still some decent colour. Tamaracks are in transition at the moment but almost at peak.
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Arrowhead - Report Date : October 15, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : We are now closed for the fall season. We re-open for winter operations on December 14,2018! Hope to see you then!
Awenda - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : With fall colours in full swing and the leaves changing more each day it wont be long before they are all on the ground. The trees along road edges and around the shorelines are now at peak for viewing. Fall colour changes within the park are best viewed at Kettle's Lake and throughout the beach areas, as well as along the Awenda Park Road the Bluff trail offers exceptional views over Georgian Bay as you look over top of the coloured forest below.
Balsam Lake - Report Date : October 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Balsam Lake Provincial Park is now closed for the 2018 season. Beautiful fall colours can still be seen throughout the Kawartha Lakes. -GH
Batchawana Bay - Report Date : September 28, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Best view is from the Beach.
Bon Echo - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Bon Echo is now closed for the 2018 season. We hope to welcome you when we reopen in May 2019!
Bonnechere - Report Date : October 15, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : We are now closed for the season. Hope to see you in 2019!
Bronte Creek - Report Date : October 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Great time for a hike in the woods. We have over 13km of hiking and walking trails and paths. Dogs are always welcome - though they need to be leashed at all times when not in the designated leash free areas. (consult park map or staff for details).

Best viewing for this weekend is anywhere along the ravine.
Charleston Lake - Report Date : October 11, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The park is now closed for the season. We hope to see you next year!
Chutes - Report Date : October 4, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The park is filled with hues of orange, yellow and red. Leaves of Maple fill the park with beauty. For the best view of the fall changes, the beach area along with the Twin Bridges Trail is a great place to spend our last few opening days. Thank you to all of our visitors for another great operating year!
Craigleith - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : View the Niagara Escarpment from the park or a short drive to the Len Gertler/Loree Forest.
Darlington - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Beautiful maple trees in front of park store and main office.
Earl Rowe - Report Date : October 4, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 30 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : The leaves are quickly changing at Earl Rowe. Enjoy a scenic hike along the Lookout Trail to watch the leaves change from the viewing platform.
Fitzroy - Report Date : October 15, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Pine Grove Campground, Group picnic area, Beach area
Forks of the Credit - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : With the recent strong winds, the leaves are quickly falling at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Be sure to take a hike along the Meadow Trail before all the leaves have fallen.
Frontenac - Report Date : October 12, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : The leaves at Frontenac now dominantly orange and yellow however a many trees still remain green as well as the coniferous trees that are also green year round. A significant portion of the leaves have been blown down with recent high winds, but the large majority remain on the trees.

Best viewing for fall colours will be when completing the Frontenac Challenge, which is to complete all 11 trails in the Park (Over 100km) during the months of September and October. Contact the Park Office for more information or to register.
Grundy Lake - Report Date : October 7, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Beautiful views of golden Tamarack and Black Ash can be seen in the abundant wetlands along our hiking trails, and changing Red and Sugar Maples can be spotted along the main park road and throughout campgrounds.
Halfway Lake - Report Date : September 20, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Hues of yellow will be seen along the main roads in park towards Hawksnest Campground and the boat launch.
Inverhuron - Report Date : October 2, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : As our season draws to a close the leaves and trees are starting to show some fall spirit. Slowly at Inverhuron our trees are presenting some colour, which makes for a nice walk around the park. Still very much green here as Inverhuron has a dense cedar population but some yellows are starting to pop up
Kakabeka Falls - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : With the sun making appearances every once in a while, it's a beautiful time of year to walk any one of the three trails here at Kakabeka Falls. The leaves are crunching under foot and the fall colours are still visible, but the leaves are quickly leaving us (pun intended)
Kettle Lakes - Report Date : October 7, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Vibrant golden yellows of poplar trees can be seen throughout the park mid September to mid October. The best place to view the changing trees are at Hughes Lake, as well as along the perimeter road in between Point Lake and Laviolette Lake.
Killarney - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : With cooler daytime and nighttime temperatures, significant wind and rain, we are now past peak colour season and many of the trees are now bare. From Granite Ridge lookout point the primary colour has changed from red and orange to yellow and orange intermixed with brown, with the hardy trees still hanging on to their leaves. Other prime lookout locations include The Crack Trail, Sunset Rock (behind campsite #77), Silver Peak, and Lake of the Woods Trail. The drive down Highway 637 between Killarney and Highway 69 also provides a tantalizing show of fall colours. Georgian Bay lake effect results in warmer, wetter conditions closer to Killarney, and therefore slightly slower colour change in the leaves as you approach the actual town site. Of special note, George Lake Campground is open year round for camping, with most sites now vacant, however the water and showers have been shut down to prevent freezing as we start moving to temperatures in the minuses. Potable water and flush toilets are still available at the park office.
Killbear - Report Date : October 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 50
Best viewing : Although peak colour has passed, Killbear always has lots of colour left in late October as our oak and beech trees turn colour. The yellow and gold colours stand out nicely against the dark green of our pines and hemlocks. The best colours are along the Recreation Trail, the Lookout Point Trail and near beaver ponds. Killbear is open for camping and Day Use until Sunday October 28th. There's nothing better than swishing through the kaleidoscope of fallen leaves as you walk one of our trails on a crisp fall day.
Lake on the Mountain - Report Date : October 10, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Views looking north show some colour change in the distance.
Lake St. Peter - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : Lake St Peter is now closed for the 2018 season.
Lake Superior - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : With the recent rain and winds, the majority of leaves have fallen. Some nice yellow in certain areas from the tamarack, birch and poplar. Still some good hiking opportunities to see what's left of the fall colours - Nokomis, Peat Mountain, Awausee, Towab, plus the Coastal Trail. Recommended to call the Park Office at 705-856-2284 for an update on hiking trail conditions before visiting the park.
Long Point - Report Date : October 10, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Due to the large amount of Cottonwood Tress within the park, the fall colours are best viewed from local trails within Norfolk County.
MacGregor Point - Report Date : October 21, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : The oranges and reds are starting to fade and fall in the park, however the golden encore has started! Our birches, aspens, and tamaracks are starting to show their lovely fall yellow, so it's still a great time to visit the park.

Have you seen signs of fall at MacGregor Point? Share them with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/macgregorpointpp/ !
Mark S. Burnham - Report Date : October 9, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : Take in the majestic stands of maple, beech, elm and hemlock - among the oldest in Ontario!
McRae Point - Report Date : October 8, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing :
Mikisew - Report Date : October 8, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : Maple Canyon hiking trail is ideal for viewing the fall colour change.
Mono Cliffs - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : While the recent strong winds are contributing to increased leaf fall, the remaining leaves are in peak colour change for viewing here at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Enjoy the scenic view of the leaves changing Viewing Platform along the Cliff-Top Side trail.
Murphys Point - Report Date : October 9, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : The park is now closed for the 2018 camping season
Oastler Lake - Report Date : October 17, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Oastler Lake Provincial Park is closed for the 2018 camping season.

Oastler Lake Provincial Park is closed for the 2018 season, thank you for another fantastic year!
Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls - Report Date : October 5, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : A short hike provides beautiful views of the waterfalls and the fall colours.
Pancake Bay - Report Date : September 28, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : Best view is from the Lookout Trail and throughout the Campground.
Petroglyphs - Report Date : October 11, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Petroglyphs Provincial Park is now closed for the 2018 season.
Pigeon River - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : With the sun making appearances every once in a while, it's a beautiful time of year to walk the trails at Pigeon River Provincial Park. The leaves are crunching under foot and the fall colours are still visible, but the leaves are quickly leaving us (pun intended)
Pinery - Report Date : October 17, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : The various forest ecosystems are competing in a race to peak fall colours. The Oak Savanna Forest, in the northern and central areas of the park, is trailing behind with a colour change of the canopy at approximately 10 %.
Meanwhile in the southern end of the park the Carolinian Zone Forest is blazing ahead with a 25% colour change in the canopy. The reds, yellows and oranges can be best viewed in the morning sunlight on the road between the burley causeway and the Carolinian trail. Try hiking the Carolinian trail to view the changing colours of the canopy from the top of the viewing platform.
The colour change in our Carolinian Zone is no match for the understory sweeping through the entire park. From grape vine to fragrant sumac these fall colours are vibrant and full! Hike along Riverside Trail to experience the changing understory and the reflection of dancing leaves on the Old Ausable Channel. You may even gain a new appreciation for Poison Ivy when you see the breathtaking red and yellows it produces in the peak of its colour change.
Speaking of racing fall colours… why not race through the fall colours with the Pinery Fall Classic road race on Sunday October 14th, 2018!
Point Farms - Report Date : October 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : A majority of the trees in the park are showing colour change. The cooler weather makes fall the perfect time for a hike. Check out the Old Farms Trail where you can see fall colours and search for many other signs of fall.
Port Burwell - Report Date : October 6, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Seeing more colour change throughout the park now.
Presqu'ile - Report Date : October 12, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Mostly yellow now, including the understory so trails through the forest, such as Newcastle and Jobes' have a golden glow. Day Use has some spots of crimson and the unique purple of White Ash.
Quetico - Report Date : October 4, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Whether paddling or hiking, Quetico offers endless backcountry fall colour viewing options.
Rainbow Falls - Report Date : September 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Whether you're watching the colours change as you hike along the cascading waters of the Rainbow Falls boardwalk or taking in the scenic views along Lake Superior's coastline at the Rossport Campground, Rainbow Falls Provincial Park is a great location to take in fall in the boreal forest!
Restoule - Report Date : October 11, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Restoule's leaf colour is predominantly yellow and orange, with splashes of red and brown amidst some remaining green. As leaves are changing, good opportunities to view these beautiful colours can be achieved by hiking the Fire Tower Trail or by hiking or biking Angel's Point Trail. Another 'unbeLEAFable' opportunity to view these beautiful colours is to take a paddle on either Restoule or Stormy Lake. Want to know more about how spectacular our fall colours are, check out our Parks blog! http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/restoule-fall-colours/

The drive into the park along Highway 534 always puts on a gorgeous display of fall colours, so while you are here stop by the park sign and take a beautiful fall family photo! We are now on Instagram (@restouleprovincialpark) and Facebook (Restoule Provincial Park) so be sure to tag us in your favourite fall pictures throughout the season!

The park remains open until Tuesday October 9th, 2018.
Rondeau - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : This past week in Rondeau brought some warmer colours into our Carolinian forests. Many oak trees are now a beautiful rusty orange colour and walks down Harrison Trail will give you the best look at the bright yellows of the Tulip Trees and Sassafras that line the trail. Brilliant pops of red are showing up as the maples change around the entrance to Spicebush Trail, and the deep maroon of Virigina Creeper along Lakeshore Road provides a nice contrast.
Rushing River - Report Date : October 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing :
Samuel de Champlain - Report Date : October 3, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing : The dominant leaf colour is a beautiful orange/yellow in most parts of the park with splashes of red on the maples & cherries. Our Bagwa Day Use area and adjacent Wabashkiki trail provide the best viewing opportunities.
Sandbanks - Report Date : October 10, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing :
Sauble Falls - Report Date : October 23, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : Taking a nice stroll through the campground as the leaves fall gently from the trees, walking down to the Sauble Falls viewing area to see the waterfalls and the changing leaf colours reflected in the river, a hike on the Sauble Trail along the river and through the forest, are all wonderful places to go while visiting Sauble Falls Provincial Park to view the fall colours.
Sharbot Lake - Report Date : October 10, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 50 - Leaf Fall : 20
Best viewing : Best viewed from both beaches and the discovery trail.
Sibbald Point - Report Date : October 18, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : This is a great time of year to visit Sibbald Point, quite and relaxing. You don't have to go far to take it all in, drive up the main road or park and walk the beach or the trail. Don't forget your permit as it is required all year, you can get one at our pay and display machine or stop into the main office to get a seasons pass.
Silent Lake - Report Date : October 12, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Silent Lake Provincial Park is now closed for the 2018 season.
Sleeping Giant - Report Date : October 10, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : Marie Louise Lake Campground is closed for the season. Hiking is open all year around.
Sturgeon Bay - Report Date : October 5, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 60 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :
The Massasauga - Report Date : October 17, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : The park is open until October 28th, come on out!
Turkey Point - Report Date : October 4, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 10 - Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : While a majority of the park is still green, you can see colours starting to shift to browns and yellow.However some of our maple trees are red and orange.
Voyageur - Report Date : October 22, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : .
Wasaga Beach - Report Date : October 19, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 80 - Leaf Fall : 40
Best viewing : As of October 19th we are just past peak colours at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. The best areas for viewing are on the beach where you can take in a panoramic view of the colours around the bay and in the back dunes area.

As of October 19th our Escarpment Parks; Pretty River Valley, Noisy River, Devils Glen, Nottawasaga Lookout, and Duncan Escarpment, are at about 90% colour with 40% leaf fall. We are past peak viewing however the colours are still vibrant.
Wheatley - Report Date : October 3, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 20 - Leaf Fall : 0
Best viewing : A little bit of red and yellow.
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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