Friday, August 26, 2016

Ontario's Best Fall Colour Destinations

Here are 9 of the best Ontario destinations to experience Fall colour.  Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments.


1. Blue Mountain Village














The peak of Fall colour falls on the Fall colours weekend, September 24-25, 2016. Enjoy changing foliage as you whisk up Blue Mountain in Ontario’s only open air gondola and return to the Village Plaza to take in some live music. Pack your hiking shoes and be sure to take a trip along the Apple Pie Trail to discover culinary and artisan treasures along the way including local wine and cider tastings. After a day of taking in the stunning Fall colours be sure to take part in the most delicious Fall experience, FalliciousOne of the seasons most popular features is back! It’s Fallicious at Blue Mountain Village and that means beautiful autumn days filled with adventure and cool crisp evenings perfect for sitting by the fire or enjoying an evening of dining and entertainment.


2. Haliburton Highlands













The Haliburton Highlands include a unique topography of rolling hills, rock cuts, crystal clear waterways and exceptional woodlands.  You will not want to miss all of excitement between amazing outdoor adventures, arts & culture experiences and spectacular delights for foodies. For a unique Fall experience check out the Hike Haliburton Festival September 22-25, 2016. Canada’s largest hiking festival, the Hike Haliburton Festival welcomes over 1,500 people participate in 75 guided hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Hikers of all ages and abilities come from all over Ontario – and beyond – to take in the wonder of our the Haliburton Highlands. The Festival goes beyond just ‘traditional hiking‘; heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area.


3. Mattawa Voyageur Country














Mattawa Voyageur Country is recognized as one of Canada’s leading sustainable outdoor recreation regions. It is the “gateway community” of choice for people looking to visit an area with exceptional natural beauty, rich culture and heritage attributes, high-quality trail-based experiences and outdoor adventures, a clean environment and a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Get the best out of Autumn with an outdoor adventure or follow the paths of the voyageurs.


4. Muskoka














Fall in Love with the best Fall getaways in Ontario.  Famed for our spectacular Fall foliage, spending Fall in Muskoka is an experience that goes unmatched. Fall colours usually last for a month, splitting the time between September and October. 
Come up for an extended stay or find a Fall weekend getaway package that suits you. Take a scenic hike through the colourful Muskoka forests and venture up to one of our lookouts for a spectacular view. Or try one of our recommended driving tours and see how the colours of the trees change before your eyes. Get out on horseback or hit the golf course to see the beautiful colours up close and personal. See for yourself why Muskoka is a favourite fall getaway in Ontario.

5. Ontario's Highlands













Throw away the itinerary and let curiosity guide you in Ontario’s Highlands. Explore the diverse geology of the region and foster your sense of adventure by challenging the natural environment or climbing high above the trees. Follow your authentic sense of discovery through museums and natural heritage sites or feel your imagination come to life during quirky festivals and theatre shows. See smiles light your loved ones faces as you take in the breathtaking scenery or satisfy your search for indulgence at unique spas and lakeside retreats. Ontario’s Highlands is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half hour west of Ottawa, but a world removed from it all. Step out of the city and into our world to reconnect, experience something new, and to wander.


6. Ontario's Lake Country














Ontario’s Lake Country is located just one hour north of the GTA, a perfect location to enjoy the peacefulness away from the busy city life and take in the breathtaking fall colours. Escape and book one of many distinctive fall getaways. Enjoy this beautiful and picturesque region on your choice of driving tours, cycling routes, scenic tours by boat or hiking the stunning trails along our waterways and scenic landscapes. There is something for everyone to Fall in love with Ontario's Lake Country.  

While enjoying the scenic Autumn landscape be sure to experience Ontario's Lake Country Fall Flavours, with local flavours through delicious 2-3 course set meals created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country Chefs!  Enjoy a 2-3 course set lunch and/or dinner menu at participating restaurants around Ontario’s Lake Country.



7. Ottawa Valley













Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley is famous for its stunning outdoors and cultural and heritage riches. Known as Ontario’s Adventure Playground and Whitewater Capital of Canada, the area is surrounded by woodlands, over 900 pristine lakes and four major river systems making it the perfect destination to view the beauty of Ontario's Fall foliage. One of only two regions in the world with the unique combination of climate and topography that results in brilliant fall foliage, the Valley is a magnificent place to enjoy throughout the autumn months. Glorious colours and crisp, cool weather make it an excellent season for exploring the countryside. Go on a Fall Rural Ramble and experience Studio ToursTaste of the Valleyunderground diningfossil hunts, self-guided hikes and giant pumpkin weigh-offs. Many Ottawa Valley accommodations have special Rural Ramble packages, making it the perfect time to plan a weekend getaway.


8. Town of Midland















Nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, Midland makes for the perfect day trip or weekend getaway to experience the beauty of Autumn. Whether by foot, bike, boat or car there are ample opportunities to get to and around Midland. Enjoy the Fall colours from scenic Little Lake Park, just minutes from downtown Midland or explore some of the trails and attractions that surround Midland.


9. Township of Algonquin Highlands











Known for spectacular Fall foliage, the Algonquin Highlands is one of Ontario's must visit places for Autumn. Home to many of the best water trails and hiking trails in Ontario there are endless opportunities to experience the best of Fall in Ontario. Be sure to visit the Dorset lookout tower for the best view of Fall colors in the highlands! With a breathtaking 360 degree view, the observation deck of this historic tower stands 142 metres (465 feet) above Lake of Bays.



Find out when and where the peak of Fall colour is with our Fall Progression Report.  Plan an Autumn Getaway in Central and Northern Ontario in one Ontario's finest resorts and travel destinations.  Find the best Fall Fairs, Studio Tours and Fall Events and Activities North of Toronto.
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