Now that fall is well underway, there’s no better time to bundle up, venture out, and check out the changing colours of Autumn in Toronto.
Because before you know it, snow will soon be covering the crunchy leaves, bringing an end to this beautiful season.
And the best part is, you can stay right here in our own backyard to take in the incredible transformation, as there are a number of local Toronto parks bursting with colour.
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Not sure of where to check out the leaves first? Toronto Forestry has shared the top five Toronto parks to see the beautiful changing leaves. Now all you have to do is get yourself there.
The best part is that each park is an environmentally significant area, which means it has high densities of maple and oak trees, so these Toronto parks are bursting with rich and vibrant shades of yellows, oranges, and reds.
This weekend, explore Toronto’s forests during peak fall colours! Here are some of our favourite areas to see this spectacular show. All our picks are environmentally significant areas with high densities of maples and oaks 🍂🍁🍂https://t.co/LJL0dugKEI #HappyThanksgiving pic.twitter.com/YFD1fbr5KH
— Toronto Forestry (@TOtrees) October 11, 2019
Before fall ends, make sure to head to one of these five local parks to take in the sights.
The East Don Parkland is part of a long chain of parks located along the East Don River. The East Don Trail snakes through these ravines and green spaces providing a beautiful opportunity for hiking and biking, especially in the fall as the leaves change colour.
Spring in High Park gets all the glory, but you’d be making a big mistake to sleep on paying the grounds a visit in autumn. A true escape from the city within the city, High Park is kind of like a miny Algonquin Park – without the road trip.
Known as Canada’s only urban national park, Rouge Park is home to a number of trails and lookout points where you can take in the stunning sights. Plus, the Rouge River meanders through the park, so you can also take in the hundreds of species of plants and animals around you and escape into nature all while being a stone’s throw away from the bustling city.
Filled with nearly 10 km of natural trails, a diverse bird population, and some spots offering one of the best views of the Toronto skyline, Crothers Woods is a popular escape into nature during the fall months.
Located next to Humber College’s North Campus, this sprawling park includes one of the best examples of a healthy urban forest within the city. Here you’ll find a number of trails that wind through the grounds, a pond, wildlife, and a number of great lookout spots to take in the stunning fall foliage.