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Fall Colours Ontario Weekend Road Trips

More than a dozen overnight "Fall Colour" routes & suggested "Fall Color" fall foliage road trips are within 1-7 hours from the junction of Highway 400 & Highway 11 north of Barrie Ontario. Find updates on the status of leaf colour changes can see Fall Colour Report, or try a Pumpkin Route for additional fall colors. 

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Fall Leaf Color Report

Before heading out check the designated fall colour progression report for updates on leaf color changes in resort and tourist regions north of Toronto.

 

 

 

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Fall colour hikes Simcoe CountyAlliston Nottawasaga Valley-Hockley Valley-Alton-Caledon

Driving Directions:  Take Highway 400 north to Highway 89. Travel west on Highway 89  through Alliston to County Road 18 (Airport Road). Proceed  south on County Road 18  to County Road 1 to Hockley Valley enjoy the fall colours. Leave Hockley Valley going back west to County Road 18 and proceed south to Mono Mills, and west on Highway 9 to Highway 400.The Hockley Valley area and the Caledon Region have colours changing daily.
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Central Ontario
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colour Changes Southwestern Ontario Bruce Peninsula   

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the Barrie-Stayner-Alliston-Orangeville-Hockley Valley-Caledon Fall Colour Route
Alliston, Caledon, Orangeville (Hockley Valley) Area

Places to Visit: Cataract Falls, Cataract Trailway, Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Area,

Simcoe County Forests,

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North..

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Algonquin Fall Colours (Fall Colors) Getaways

Algonquin White Pine-Colour MaplesThe diversity of the Algonquin area resort destination is unmatched in North America. We have developed 3 suggested fall colour routes which could form part of an Algonquin Park circle tour drive or road trip. We have provided fall colour (color) road trips, the Southern Algonquin Route, Algonquin East Side and the Northern Algonquin Route as recommended touring routes with identifies attractions accommodation, and driving directions.

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Barrie Lake Simcoe Backroads Fall Colours (fall colors)

The Lake Simcoe and Simcoe County area north of Toronto is easily accessible via Highway 400, or Highway 404 from the Toronto area. A round the lake road trip should be planned with an overnight stay in the Barrie or Orillia area. There are several side trips starting in the Barrie area that will take you through rural Ontario to Wasaga Beach Dufferin County

Four Road Trip Options start in Barrie Ontario Canada

Barrie to Horseshoe Valley to Orillia Return to Barrie Fall colours (colors) Route

Barrie To Elmvale, Wasaga Beach Return via Minising Fall Colours (Colors)

Barrie Start to Lake Simcoe Fall Colours (colors) Circle Tour

Barrie Simcoe County to Dufferin County

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Georgian Bay Fall Colour Routes

Maple Redleaves Fall ColorsGeorigan Bay fall colours can be outstanding either from a boat or canoe looking back at t he shoreline or with a road trip including the many bays, inlets and coves. The Bruce Peninsula and the Niagara Escarpment provide some of the most outstanding colour scenery in Canada. Take the Georgian Bay challenge and complete a road trip right around the Bay and you will realize that Georgian Bay should really be positioned as its own Lake (Lake Georgian Bay).Manitoulin Island, the largest island in a freshwater lake in the world is part of Georgian Bay and it is worth the drive to Tobermory to catch the MS Chi-Cheemaun passenger-vehicle ferry to the Island. Apple Festivals, harvest festivals and fall fairs dominate during September and October as fun family activities.

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Fall Willow Creek

Fall Willow Creek

Experience Rural Ontario Counties-Simcoe & Dufferin Colors RouteFall

Barrie-Stayner-Alliston-Orangeville-Hockley Valley-Caledon

Driving Directions: Take Highway 400 to Barrie Bayfield St. exit (Highway 26) west to Stayner. A beautiful view of fall colours is behind the Simcoe County buildings with extensive trails.***** Proceed on Highway 26 to Stayner south on County Road 42  (Airport Rd.) which changes to County Road 18 to Mansfield. Continue south to Highway 89.  Go west on 89 for a nice diversion in Violet Hill with a stop to Mrs. Mitchell's. for lunch. Return on 89-Travel east on Highway 89 to Highway 50. Proceed on Highway 50 south to Loretto. Go west again to Hockley on Country Rd 1 and 7 and enjoy the fall colours. After leaving Hockley go south on 3rd line E.  to Highway 9 go weston Highway 9 to Horseshoe Rd. Turn right on Horseshoe Hill Rd. to Highway 24. Turn right on Highway 24 to Caledon.  Make your way back to Highway 400 by driving east through a variety of back roads. A delightful surpise for music lovers is the Colours of Music Festival, returning to Barrie for its eighth season and running from September 24 for 10 days.
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Central Ontario
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colour Changes Southwestern Ontario Bruce Peninsula   

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the Barrie-Stayner-Alliston-Orangeville-Hockley Valley-Caledon Fall Colour Route
Alliston, Barrie, Caledon, Orangeville (Hockley Valley) Area

Places to Visit: Hardwood Ski and Bike, Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour - Oro-Medonte, Orlllia, Horseshoe Valley, Lake Simcoe Shoreline

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

 

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Haliburton - Huntsville Fall colours (colors) Route

Haliburton Fall CloursDriving Directions: Take Highway 11 north to Highway 118 east. Travel east on 118 to Hiwghway 35 and proceed south on 35 to Minden. Take 121 east to the picturesque village of Haliburton, then take Highway 118 west from Haliburton Village back to Highway 35. Proceed north to the village of Dorset, to the Lookout Tower at Dorset.***** Proceed north on 35 to Dwight and go west on Highway 60 to Huntsville, return home via Highway 11 from Huntsville.
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Central Ontario

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the Haliburton-Huntsville Fall Colour Route
Coboconk, Dwight, Emsdale, Haliburton & Area, Huntsvllle & Area, Minden,
Port Sydney Area

Haliburton Fall Skyline LookoutPlaces to Visit: Hike Haliburton Fall Festival, Haliburton County Studio Tour

Attractions: Sir Sam's Ski & Bike, Yours Outdoors

Fall Events:  Annual Hike Haliburton Festival September 18th-21st, 2014

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Lake Simcoe ShorelineLake Simcoe Fall Colours (colors) Circle Tour

Driving Directions: One of the interesting fall colour routes close to Toronto is a tour around Lake Simcoe using a combination of Highway 400, Highway 11, and a number of side roads that take your through Barrie, Orillia, Lagoon City, Beaverton, Sutton, Keswick, Holland Landing. This tour route can be started on the East Side of Lake Simcoe, or the West Side going north..

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the Lake Simcoe Fall Colour Circle Tour Route
Alliston, Barrie, Orillia, Jackson's Point/Sutton


Places to Visit: Hardwood Ski and Bike,  Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour -Oro-Medonte , Scenic Horseshoe Valley, Lake Simcoe Shores, Orillia,  Dave Beckett Studio/Gallery- Orillia

Places to See: Fall Market stop on Canal Road in the Holland Marsh Exit 58.

Fall Events:  Barrie The Great Canadian Barrie Beaver Race & Festival  Sept. 21, 2014

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Lake Ontario Shores From Grafton to Picton (return)

Discover the beauty of Northumberland and the shores of Lake Ontario. Drive the 401 north east to Grafton. Take the 401 to Exit #487, Lyle St. Grafton. Turn North on Lyle Street, for about 1.5 km to Academy Hill Road. Turn Left, follow this road until you can go no further, turn left and Ste. Anne's main building will be 500 metres away on your left. Look for the Haldimand Hills Spa Village Signs and this will take you to St. Annes Country Inn and Spa for a magnificent view of Lake Ontario. Travel back to Grafton towards the 401, however proceed through Grafton to Highway 2. Travel along the old lake Highway 2 through Brighton to Trenton and proceed south on Highway 33 to Picton. Explore the area of Prince Edward County and return via Highway 49 to Marysville for your return to Grafton via the 401.

Places To Stay: Grafton: Ste. Anne's Country Inn Spa, Trenton: Howard Johnson Trenton, Travelodge Trenton, Comfort Inn Trenton, Holiday Inn TRENTON
Attractions and tourist activities: Applefest-Brighton, Northumberland Studio Tour, Prince Edward County Studio & Gallery Tour, Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Fall Events:  Picton TASTE! a celebration of regional cuisine Sept.  27, 2014

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Chippawa Cottage ResortLakefield to Barry's Bay Fall colours (colors)

Driving Directions: Drive north from Peterbourgh along the river on county road 23 to Lakefield. Proceed north from Lakefield on Highway 28. You will start to see the transition of land forms and colours in the Canadian Shield—more rock, contrasting evergreens with backdrops of fall color will provide many photographic opportunities. Take Highway 28 to Bancroft, and proceed north to Highway 62 and Maynooth. Stay on 62 to Barry’s Bay where you will pass through the Hamlet of Maple Leaf, and Combermere(watch for scenic lookout sign just before Combermere.
Interesting Side Trips: Buckhorn, Harcourt
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colour Changes Eastern Ontario

Places to Stay(Accommodations) along the Lakefield to Barry's Bay Fall Colour Route
Barry's Bay/Combermere Area, Bancroft, Buckhorn, Lakefield/Peterborough Area, Purdy, Woodview

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Muskoka Fall Colour (Color) Road Trips

Trillium ResortDiscover Muskoka Fall Colours north of Toronto via Highway 400 and Highway 11. Muskoka starts at the Severn River (part of Trent-Severn Historic Waterway) and runs west to Georgian Bay, East to Haliburton and North of Huntsville. It is a vast area with many fall travel routes to explore and is close to Algonquin Park. There are a variety of events taking place in the fall including studio tours, fall fairs, colour festivals including the Cranberry Festival, antique shows, and more. The town of Port Carling is an interesting hub where Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, and Lake Rosseau meet.

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the Muskoka Fall Colour Route
Bala-Torrance, Bracebridge, Dwight, Gravenhurst, Honey Harbour, Huntsville, MacTier, Magnetawan, Minett, Oxtongue Lake, Parry Sound, Port Carling, Port Severn, Port Sydney, Severn Bridge, Torrance-Bala, Utterson, Windermere

Transportation : Northern Airport Service Servicing Hwy 11 to Pearson International.  Pick up and drop off locations in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Port Sydney. 

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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North Bay to Timmins, Gogama, Sudbury, North Bay Fall Colors (Colours)

Driving Directions: A direct drive to Timmins will take you into gold country, not just because of the fall colors but as a result of the gold mining. Allow for an overnight stay to get the most out of the attractions in the area. Proceed north on Highway 11 from North Bay and travel through the towns of Marten River, Temagami, New Liskeard, to Matheson. In Matheson travel west to Timmins on ighway 101. Return to North Bay by travelling west on Highway 101 to Highway 144. Go south through Gogama to Sudbury, and east on Highway 17 through Sturgeon Falls to North Bay. For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Northern Ontario

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the North Bay to Timmins, Gogama, Sudbury, North Bay Fall Colour Route
Callander, Crystal Falls, Gogama, Gowganda, Lavigne, Marten River, Monetville, North Bay & Area, Redbridge, Sudbury & Area,
Temagami, Timmins, Wahnapitae, West Nipissing

Transportation : Northern Airport Service Servicing Hwy 11 to Pearson International

Fall Events: Sudbury  Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Sept. 1321, 2014

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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North Bay - Sudbury Fall Route colours (colors)

Driving Directions:Take Highway 11 north through Huntsville, Burks Fall (side trip to Magnetawan), Sundridge, South River, Trout Creek (side trip to Port Loring) Powassan, Callander, to North Bay. Go west on Highway 17 to Sudbury through to Sturgeon Falls West Nippising (side trip to Lavigne, Chrystal Falls), to Sudbury. Return on Highway 69 south through French River, Pointe au Baril, and Parry Sound (side trip to Ahmic Harbour). Continue South on Highway 69 to Highway 400..
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Northern Ontario.
For latest fall colour (color) changes please
see Fall Colours Leaf Change Central Ontario

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the North Bay - Sudbury Fall Colour Route
Callander, Crystal Falls, French River, Kearney, Lavigne, Magnetawan, Monetville, North Bay & Area, Parry Sound & Area, Pointe au Baril , Port Loring, Sudbury & Area, Sundridge, West Nipissing

Places to Visit: Fall Dream Catcher Express,

Fall Events: Sudbury  Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Sept. 13-21, 2014

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Peterborough - Kawarthas Fall Route colours (colors)

Kinmont Fall Colours
Fall Hike Kawarthas

Driving Directions: Take Highway 11 north to Highway 12 Orillia. Follow the signs toward Casino Rama and turn left at the Rama Road and follow the Rama Road to the first stop lights or County Road 45 Monck Road--turn right and proceed east to Norland. Watch for the Quaker Oats Farm. A stop here to see the animals is fun for the family. The fruit tarts are out of this world.***** Proceed east to Norland and turn right at Highway 35 and proceed south to County Road 8 and turn left to Fenlon Falls. Proceed to Bobcaygeon, take County Road 36 to Noggies Creek, to County Road 507 and proceed to Buckhorn. Proceed south on County Road 23 towards Lakefield and Peterborough.
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Central Ontario

Kawartha Lakes Resorts, Lodges, Cottages and Hotels

Places to Stay (Accommodations) in resort destinations along the Kawartha Lakes Fall Colour road trip Kawartha Lakes Area Resorts & Inns,  <, Also see BuckhornCoboconkLakefield,

Attractions & Fall Fairs to Visit

Favorite locations include Kinmount Farmers' Market on Saturday, Kawartha Farmfest Oct. 4, 2014, Lindsay Central Exhibition September 17-21, 2014, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour September 27-28, 2014Victoria County 25th Annual Studio Tour October 4-5 & October 11-12, 2014,

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Sault Ste. Marie Fall Route colours (colors)

Birch LodgeDriving Directions: Proceed to Sudbury via Highway 400 and 69 north to the Highway 17 Trans Canada. Proceed to Sault Ste. Marie through Blind River. Return on the same route or travel through Sudbury on Highway 17 to North Bay and south on Highway 11..
For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colours Leaf Change Northern Ontario

Places to Stay (Accommodtions) along the Sault Ste. Marie Fall Colour Route
Blind River, Crystal Falls, Lavigne, Sault Ste. Marie

Discover rural Ontario Fall Fairs and fall Studio Tours north of Toronto via Highway 400 North or Highway 11 North.

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Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa Fall Route Colours (colors)

One of Canada's Top Ten Drives. Highway 17 from Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa, Ontario is one of the most spectacular drives in Canada. This highway winds its way north along the shore of one of the world's largest freshwater lakes offering scenic views of and in the autumn, spectacular colours as the forest changes from maple and birch, to birch and conifers.
www.drivewawa.ca

Places to Stay (Accommodations) along the Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa Fall Colour Route
Blind River, Crystal Falls, Lavigne, Missanabie/ Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie

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Fall Colours Report Updates

Fall color reports are updated twice a week by the Ministry of Tourism until the end of October. See the latest Ontario Ministry of Tourism Fall Colour (colors) Report. A number of fall drives, travel routes, circle tours, regional Ontario travel and tourism association routes, and suggested Ministry of Tourism great fall drives have been identified in addition to the fall drives and road trips above. Click here for more more Fall Foliage Leaf Colors, and  Ontario Fall Travel Tips and News

Fall Colour Pumpkin Halloween Routes

Fall Colours will be ending in many resort destinations in mid to late October . Fall foliage viewing turn into  pumpkin and Halloween road trips within 1-7 hours from the junction of Highway 400 & Highway 11 north of Barrie, Ontario. Highway 400 splits to the The Highway 11 Way (due north), and The Highway 400 Way (north west).

Lake Simcoe Fall Colours
Fall Shoreline Colours






Featured Fall Colour Getaway Resort Destination

North Bay to Timmins, Gogama, Sudbury, North Bay Fall Colors (Colours)
A direct drive to Timmins will take you into gold country, not just because of the fall colors but as a result of the gold mining. Allow for an overnight stays of at least two nights to get the most out of the attractions in the area. See North Bay-North Route


Ontario Road Information

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and more.

Official Road Map of Ontario

Monthly Travel E-NewsNorth

There are several Ontario travel information centers north on Highway 400 in Ontario. One of the major centres is the Barrie Exit at Mapleview Drive. The Highway 400 and Highway 11 interchange is the travel gateway to cottage country, Northern Ontario and the major tourism resort destinations north of Toronto.

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Simcoe County Road Trip

Simcoe County Hike

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