Best Fall Foliage in Ontario

September 27, 2016

Two little twin boys lying in autumn leaves in colorful clothing. Happy siblings kids having fun in autumn forest or park on warm fall day. With hats and scarfs

Ontario is an explosion of colour when the leaves turn in the fall. Reds, brilliant yellows and oranges light up the landscape. Whether you choose to hike through the kaleidoscope, meander a winding road or just enjoy the view from your hot tub, this is the time to enjoy all that fall offers.

Grab your saddle and enjoy the glorious trails through Muskoka. Haliburton Forest, Hardwood Hills and Ganaraska Forest are just a few places to see the leaves on horseback. If you are an experienced rider, wilderness and backcountry opportunities abound. Just remember to strap on a helmet before you hop on your horse.

Gorgeous golds and reds, historic homes and wine – now this is a destination! Niagara-on-the-lake beckons with dirt roads puddled with fallen leaves. Lakes reflect the beauty of the trees. Find a bottle of your favourite local wine. Tour the wineries. Snuggle up for horse-drawn carriage rides through this quaint town.

Early September and October are the prime time to view Agawa Canyon. Carpeted with hardwood forest, the canyon rolls with purple, yellow and gold. Since the canyon is bowl-shaped, a train tour along the rim of the bowl is a fantastic way to see all of the colours.

Autumn in Ottawa blends tree-lined streets, bike paths and castle-like architecture into a picture-worthy panoramic setting. Parliament Hill swathed in golds is reflected from Rideau Canal waterway. Enjoy the foliage from a cruise along the still waters. Pedal the many bike paths through quiet parks. Ottawa offers visitors so many opportunities to explore her beauty in the autumn.

Before the leaves turn brown and the cold winds of winter start swirling, come and see these places. Sip a hot cider while you discover your own places to experience autumn’s beauty.

No matter what you decide, get outside enjoy the fall foliage together. Whether it’s taking the trip up north to rent a Muskoka cottage or planning to rent a Niagara vacation rental, CanadaStays will always be there to help it make it feel like home.


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