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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.
For info on planning your fall trip to the park, check out: http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/fall-colours-at-algonquin-provincial-park/
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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 : November 8, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : With the season for fall colours coming to an end the majority of leaves are now on the ground. 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 30, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
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 29, 2018
Dominant Colour : Orange
Colour Change : 70 - Leaf Fall : 50
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 : November 5, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : Lots of leaf fall over the weekend!
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 24, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
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 29, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : Although the colours have disappeared and the leaves haven fallen, it's still beautiful and serene at Kakabeka Falls - hitting the trails this time of year is refreshing and relaxing!!
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 : November 1, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : Now that the first few snowfalls have come and gone we are now well past our fall colour season, and all but a few oaks are bare, with their dry brown leaves rustling in the cool fall air.

This will be the last fall colour report of the season and are looking forward to our snow and ski trail reports starting in late December / Early January

***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 25, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 70
Best viewing : Although peak colour has passed, Killbear still has lots of colour left 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 and the Lookout Point Trail. 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 : November 27, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
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 : November 8, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The "golden encore" of the tamarack trees is all that remains for fall colours here at MacGregor Point, but don't despair! The end of fall means the beginning of winter! Follow the MacGregor Point Facebook or Twitter pages to find out ski trail conditions, ice skating oval and rink hours, and winter programming details! MacGregor Point is open all year!

Have you seen signs of winter 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 24, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
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 29, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : Although the colours have disappeared and the leaves haven fallen, it's still beautiful and serene and hitting the trails this time of year is refreshing and relaxing!!
Pinery - Report Date : November 14, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : Pinery's fall colours are now past peak, but there are still lots of great outdoor viewing opportunities. Watch Lake Huron slowly turn to ice from P9 Beach, or hike the Cedar Trail to watch birds and mammals make their last minute preparations for snow. The Visitor Centre will be open on weekends and over the holiday season; see http://pinerypark.on.ca/wp_site/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/active.pdf for details.
Point Farms - Report Date : November 13, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : The recent high winds and snowfall quickly removed the remaining leaves on the trees.
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 29, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing :
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 : December 4, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : Strong winds and colder temperatures have brought the leaves to the ground. The park now waits on the edge of winter, the cool air and crisp breeze bringing with it the excitement of a beautiful winter just ahead!

The Visitor Centre is open Thursday - Sunday 11am-3pm and right through the Christmas holidays (Holiday Days we are closed). Drop by and share with us your stories and memories of Rondeau and participate in some of our programs. We have activities planned for Saturdays and Sundays and all through the holidays!
Rushing River - Report Date : October 25, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
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 : November 15, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 90
Best viewing : The Fall has come to an end and winter is now here, but this is still a great time of year to visit Sibbald Point for the day. 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 25, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
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 24, 2018
Dominant Colour : Red/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 80
Best viewing : The park is open until October 28th, come on out!
Turkey Point - Report Date : November 27, 2018
Dominant Colour : Brown
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : The main Colour change for 2018 is over but we still have plenty of nice oak leaves hanging on.
Voyageur - Report Date : October 30, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 100
Best viewing : .
Wasaga Beach - Report Date : October 26, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 100 - Leaf Fall : 60
Best viewing : As of October 26th we are past peak colours in and into the Golden Encore 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 26th our Escarpment Parks; Pretty River Valley, Noisy River, Devils Glen, Nottawasaga Lookout, and Duncan Escarpment, are at 100% colour with 60% leaf fall. We are past peak viewing however are into our Golden Encore.
Wheatley - Report Date : November 2, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow/Orange
Colour Change : 90 - Leaf Fall : 30
Best viewing :
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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