September 17, 2019
For Immediate Release
This week Ontario Travel announced 11 fun and beautiful ultimate fall colour lookouts via their travel blog.
The 400eleven fall colour report is popular and we know this announcement will help leaf peepers and road trip travelers see the leaf colours from the ultimate locations up north. Fall is one of the most popular times for road trips in Ontario as the colours change from green to red, yellow, orange and gold. There are day trip or weekend getaways to be had that are near or far north from the city of Toronto. Some of the fall act
Here are the up north locations that made the list (you can find a link to the full list at the bottom of this article):
EAGLE’S NEST LOOKOUT
The hike begins at Calabogie Peaks Resort with an easy 1.5 km (just under a mile) walk up a slow incline to the 120 m (394 ft) high cliff-top for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the wilderness below. Or opt for the longer 9 km (5.6 mi) Manitou Mountain trail that passes three other mountain vistas before leading up to the money shot at Eagle’s Nest Lookout.
Note: not to be confused with Eagle’s Nest Bancroft that provides a stunning view of the York River Valley.
Located in Killarney Provincial Park, one of Ontario’s most treasured parks, The Crack rewards determined hikers with a panoramic view of La Cloche’s white quartz mountain peaks on the horizon, shimmering lakes and streams below, surrounded by spectacular fall forest foliage stretching out towards the Georgian Bay shoreline. Catch the start of the trail at the parking lot off Highway 637. It follows an old logging road into the park and joins the La Cloche Silhouette Trail up to The Crack (which is literally a crack – a deep crevasse in the rock you need to pass through to get to the lookout).
SKINNERS BLUFF SCENIC LOOKOUT
Just northeast of Wiarton in Grey County, on an extension of the Bruce Trail, you’ll find a massive rock jutting out of the landscape that looks a lot like Pride Rock in the Lion King. The full Skinner’s Bluff Trail system is 19 km (12 mi), but you can beeline from the parking lot to the lookout spot in just 15 minutes. Take care over the rocky terrain and steep drops along the way. The best views are from the east and north sides of the escarpment overlooking the forest below and the shinning waters and islands dotting Colpoy’s Bay, a scenic inlet of Georgian Bay. Enjoy, little Simba!
About an hour’s drive northeast of Thunder Bay, off the Trans Canada Hwy, lies Ouimet Canyon, one of Ontario’s most dramatic vistas. Located within Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, the vast 150 m (492 ft) wide gorge is flanked by 100 m (328 ft) deep sheer cliff face and extends over 2,000 m (6562 ft) long. Follow the groomed trail and boardwalk connecting two observation platforms for the ultimate viewing spot. Or join local thrill chasers, Eagle Canyon Adventures, who invite you to cross Canada’s longest suspension footbridge and ride Canada’s longest, highest and fastest zip line.
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