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

Oct 9 2019, 8:23 pm

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 October 9

As of Wednesday, October 9, 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

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 deep red and brown stages,¬†which are the ultimate fall backdrop.

  • Algonquin:¬†Red/Orange
  • Arrowhead: Red/Orange
  • Batchawana Bay:¬†Red/Orange
  • Bonnechere: Red/Orange
  • Bronte Creek:¬†Orange
  • Darlington:¬†Orange
  • Fitzroy:¬†Red/Orange
  • Forks of the Credit:¬†Orange
  • Grundy Lake:¬†Orange
  • Kakebeka Falls: Orange
  • Killarney:¬†Red/Orange
  • Lake St. Peter:¬†Red/Orange
  • Mark S. Burnham:¬†Orange
  • McRae Point:¬†Orange
  • Mono Cliffs:¬†Orange
  • Pancake Bay:¬†Red/Orange
  • Pigeon River:¬†Orange
  • Restoule:¬†Orange
  • Samuel de Champlain:¬†Red
  • Sauble Falls:¬†Orange
  • Sharbot Lake:¬†Red/Orange
  • The Massasauga:¬†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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