Fall is the perfect time to paddle.
As the temperatures cool there are no bugs and the lakes become less crowded. Plus you can catch some of our beautiful fall colours!
But fall weather can be fickle. Hitting the lake too late, failing to respect weather conditions, or paddling beyond your skill level isn’t just risky — it’s downright dangerous.
We chatted with Paul Smith, Superintendent of Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, to get some top do’s and don’ts for fall paddling safety:
Continue reading Fall paddling safety
Wondering how advanced the Algonquin fall colours are?
We’re posting regular snapshots of key park locations along the Highway 60 corridor to give you an on-the-ground update on fall colour progress.
Continue reading Algonquin fall colours progress report
When we hear the words “fall colours,” our minds often jump to Algonquin. Trouble is, Algonquin’s gotten so popular that autumn brings long line-ups, crowded trails, and traffic-snarling “leaf jams.”
So where can we go to see awe-inspiring fall colours, hike to breathtaking lookouts, and avoid the crowds?
Restoule Provincial Park.
Continue reading Restoule: a fall colours paradise
Thousands of visitors will soon be flocking to parks for a panoramic view of our magnificent fall colours – bulbous, rounded streaks of red, yellow and orange flashing across the horizon.
On the way to your favourite lookout through the maples, birch and poplars, look up and look around. Take a moment to breathe in the beauty of these living things called trees, and feel the visceral connection we have to these guardians of our planet’s future.
Continue reading “Look for the leaf” this fall with Ontario Wood
Algonquin fall colours are breathtaking to behold.
But take a look at this photo; clearly, our secret’s out.
At peak times during the fall season, the line-ups on Highway 60 can stretch over 3 km!
So if you’d like to enjoy the wonder of Algonquin’s autumn, or you’re looking for some solitude, read on.
Continue reading Fall colours at Algonquin Provincial Park
The air gets nippy, the leaves start to change, and keen anglers start packing up their gear for a northern escape.
Itching for some fall fishing in northeastern Ontario? Add these seven parks to your list:
Continue reading Fall fishing in northeastern Ontario
Today’s post comes from Content Development Specialist Evan Holt. This is Evan’s fourth year completing the Frontenac Challenge!
Frontenac Provincial Park offers a unique challenge to autumn visitors that isn’t found elsewhere in the province. About half-way through my first attempt at hiking the complete 160 km of the challenge I found myself falling in love with the park.
Here’s a quick look at a growing destination for hikers, campers, canoeists and trail runners.
Continue reading 2016 Frontenac Challenge wrap-up
Algonquin Provincial Park is famous for its fall colours and gets lots of visitors at this time of year. So we asked the park staff for five tips for fall-colour viewing. Here’s what they tell us: Continue reading 5 fall colours tips for Algonquin Provincial Park
The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report is LIVE at http://www.ontarioparks.com/fallcolour . Check the report often. It is updated as colours change. Here are some of the best fall colour vantage points in Ontario Parks: Continue reading Fall Colour Vantage Points In Ontario Parks
Have you checked out the Ontario Parks Fall Colours Report? This report tells you where colours are reaching their peak across the province, and what autumn adventures are waiting for you. Continue reading Visit Ontario Parks for Spectacular Fall Colours!