When it comes to fall, Ontario’s southwest can be overlooked.
While crowds of people flock to Algonquin Provincial Park or the Niagara Escarpment, there are many places elsewhere in the province that showcase the beauty of Ontario’s changing colours.
What better way to see the colours than by tackling a trail? Here are just a few of our best-kept secrets in southwestern Ontario:
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Fall is our favourite hiking season.
It’s not too hot. The bugs are gone. Solitude is easier to find.
But fall hiking has its own complications, especially when it comes to weather.
Before heading out, check out this handy fall hiking checklist that we created with help from our friends at Subaru Canada:
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Today’s blog comes from Ontario Barks’ Activities Director.
We all know the excitement that builds in your chest when you feel the car pull off the highway, gently rolling up to the gatehouse of your favourite park.
As your person navigates parking, a dance takes over the back half of your body, with your tail bopping out a lively beat.
But I’m here today to talk about what happens next, when the car shuts off and they turn to you and ask, “Are you ready to go?”
As Activities Director of Ontario Barks, it is my job to ensure you are on your leash when your adventure begins.
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September is one of the best times of the year to get out into nature and hike!
Most of the month of September is still technically summer. While usually cooler on average than August, it’s still warm and often without the humidity. Not to mention, bugs are just a distant memory!
The Sudbury region is rich with opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature as summer winds down.
Eight provincial parks within an hour’s drive of Sudbury, six of which are open after the September long weekend. Each one has its own character and set of recreational opportunities.
Here is a selection of parks and trails to consider if you live, are staying in town, or camping in the Sudbury area this September:
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Arrowhead Provincial Park offers visitors a change to experience beautiful fall colours within the heart of Muskoka.
Weekends at Arrowhead are lively with lots of visitors and activity, but if you’re looking for that true serene “nature” experience, try visiting during the week!
Here are five park features you won’t want to miss:
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Todays’ post is from Allison Spadoni, superintendent of our Nipigon Node parks, Rainbow Falls, Neys, and White Lake.
It’s the ideal time of year for getting outside and tackling some of the longer hikes on your bucket list!
What makes the fall season such a great time for hiking?
Well, while the days are still relatively long and warm, the temperatures have begun to drop, making it more comfortable to work up a sweat while hiking outdoors.
The black flies and mosquitos are gone for the year and the fall colours make some already spectacular views even more special to take in. What more could a hiker ask for?
One destination worth adding to your hiking bucket list is the Casque Isle Hiking Trail, a rugged 53 km section of the Voyageur Trail located between the Township of Terrace Bay and the Village of Rossport. Portions of this trail also travels through Rainbow Falls Provincial Park.
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Ah, fall…the weather cools down, the bugs disappear, and our parks turn into a kaleidoscope of stunning reds, oranges, and yellows.
If you’re a lover of fall hiking, northeastern Ontario is the place to be. The combination of rugged Canadian Shield and spectacular fall colours makes hiking in northeastern Ontario a bucket list item.
Our parks are home to some amazing must-see vistas that are illuminated each year by autumn’s changing leaves. Here are a few of our favourites.
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Situated between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes Provincial Park is a little gem with so much to offer.
With amazing views, a rich history, and a full service campground, Chutes provides the perfect basecamp to explore surrounding attractions.
Check out these five reasons to visit Chutes:
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Looking for the ultimate hiking challenge this fall? Look no further! The
Frontenac Challenge is just for you.
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Park-lovers are natural explorers, and we love our visitors’ passion for adventure.
Sometimes, we see our visitors create their own shortcuts by cutting through sensitive habitat. This is otherwise known as creating a social trail.
Social trails can have a wide range of damaging effects on protected areas, and we’d like to ask our visitors to always stay on designated trails.
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