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Best places to see beautiful fall foliage in Ontario over the long weekend

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Ainsley Smith Oct 05, 2018 9:17 am 1,218

Aside from visiting local pumpkin patches and getting lost in corn mazes, looking for foliage in Ontario is probably our favourite fall activity.

Because there’s something magical about seeing the leaves slowly change colour from vibrant green to fiery red.

While there are plenty of incredible places to watch the leaves change right here in our own backyard, the real gold, however, can be found at various parks throughout the province.

And it just so happens that according to the Ontario Park’s Fall Colour Report, which indicates how the leaves are changing across the province, a number of parks currently have great leaf peeping conditions.

Fall Colour Report

As of Friday, October 5, colour progression has improved thanks to the recent chillier temperatures throughout the province.

The current report is showing central and northern regions have nice pockets of colour, with some further north-west regions already in peak viewing stages.

fall colour report

Fall Colour Report 2018/Ontario Parks

If you’re looking to check out some beautiful fall foliage over the Thanksgiving long weekend, check out one of the parks listed below which are showing leaves in the orange to brown stages, which is the ultimate fall backdrop.

  • Algonquin: Yellow/Orange
  • Arrowhead: Yellow/Orange
  • Balsam Lake: Yellow/Orange
  • Bonnechere: Yellow/Orange
  • Chutes: Orange
  • Grundy Lake: Orange
  • Killarney: Orange
  • Killbear: Yellow/Orange
  • Lake Superior: Red/Orange
  • Mark S. Burnham: Brown
  • Mikisew: Orange
  • Mono Cliffs: Yellow/Orange
  • Oastler Lake: Red/Orange
  • Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls: Yellow/Orange
  • Restoule: Yellow/Orange
  • Samuel de Champlain: Yellow/Orange
  • Sauble Falls: Orange
  • Sibbald Point: Yellow/Orange
  • Silent Lake: Yellow/Orange

If you’re interested in visiting a specific park that’s not listed above, the Fall Colour Report lists when the best viewing time is for all 62 provincial parks and the surrounding areas, so you’ll never arrive at a park disappointed by what you see.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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