Best places to see beautiful fall foliage in Ontario right now

Sep 25 2019, 9:47 am

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 are currently starting to show nice leaf-peeping conditions.

Ontario Parks/Fall Colour Map

As of Wednesday, September 25, colour progression has improved thanks to the recent arrival of somewhat chillier temperatures throughout the province.

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

fall colour report

Fall Colour Report 2018/Ontario Parks

If you’re looking to check out some beautiful fall foliage right now,¬†check out one of the parks listed below which are showing leaves orange and red stages.

  • Algonquin:¬†Red
  • Arrowhead:¬†Orange
  • Batchawana Bay: Deep orange
  • Bon Echo: Red
  • Bronte Creek:¬†Orange
  • Charleston Lake:¬†Orange
  • Fitzroy:¬†Orange
  • Halfway Lake:¬†Red
  • Inverhuron:¬†Orange
  • Kakabeka Falls: Deep orange
  • Lake St. Peter:¬†Deep orange
  • Lake Superior:¬†Deep orange
  • Mikisew:¬†Orange
  • Murphys Point:¬†Orange
  • Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls:¬†Deep orange
  • Pancake Bay:¬†Deep orange
  • Pigeon River:¬†Deep orange
  • Restoule:¬†Deep orange
  • Rushing River:¬†Deep orange
  • Samuel de Champlain:¬†Orange
  • Sleeping Giant:¬†Deep orange
  • Quetico:¬†Deep orange

If you‚Äôre 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‚Äôll never arrive at a park¬†disappointed by what you see.

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