Ontario Fall Colours Progression Report

Leaf Colour Reporting Guide to Help Plan the Perfect Ontario Road Trip

Autumn leaf changing in Ontario is a very special time. The spectacular display of fall leaf colour is visible all over beautiful Ontario and makes fall road tripping a mandatory tradition.

You have come to right place to find details about the current state of progression in leaf colour change in areas near and far north in Ontario.

Ontario fall colour reports beign mid-September and continue through October.

Find a travel area in Northern OntarioCentral OntarioOttawaEastern OntarioSouth Western Ontario. Plan ahead now with a suggested featured Fall Road Trips and Drives

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Fall Leaf Colour Progression Report

As reported by OntarioTravel.net & Ontario Parks

Report Date: Stay Tuned for 2020 season

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Northern Ontario  Central Ontario

Eastern Ontario  GTA

Central Ontario Region

Algonquin Park

100 – Leaf Fall : 90 – From Ontario Parks

Predominant colours: Brown

Tamaracks are golden yellow but most deciduous trees, except for oaks, have now lost their leaves.

Parry Sound

PAST PEAK with 20% leaf fall in Nobel, McKellar, Carling, Dunchurch, Rosseau, Orrville, Humphrey and Pointe Au Baril

Predominant colours: colour is now starting on the “down side” with leaf fall
Georgian Bay: 50 – 60% – just over half of foliage has turned




Gravenhurst: PAST PEAK – 60% leaf fall; bareness on branches; colour fading
Bracebridge: PAST PEAK – 60% leaf fall; bareness on branches; colour fading
Huntsville/Lake of Bays: PAST PEAK – 100% leaf fall; trees almost bare; very little colour remaining
Georgian Bay: PAST PEAK – 60% leaf fall; bareness on branches; colour fading

Muskoka Driving Tour Ideas:

  • Take Muskoka Rd 17 from Gravenhurst to Bracebridge, you can stop at Muskoka Beach for a gorgeous view of Lake Muskoka and enjoy the canopy views along the way
  • Take Hwy 117 to Baysville and Dorset, stop and walk along the river in the park then to Dorset to the Lookout Tower
  • Take Hwy 118 east Bracebridge to Hwy 35
  • Take Hwy 118W to Port Carling, climb the hiking trail Huckleberry Rock, the pink granite rock cut overlooking Muskoka Lake, and loop through Windermere and Minett
  • Take Muskoka Road 38
  • Take Muskoka Rd 13 Severn Bridge to Torrance is a winding road, with lots of maple trees,
    stop and hike through the Torrance Barren

Cranberry Harvest at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery  Muskoka Fall Colour Cruise

Best Way To Experience Fall Colours in Muskoka  Top Fall Driving Roads in Muskoka

Haliburton Highlands


Predominant colours: Bright orange and yellow

Autumn in the Haliburton Highlands  Autumn Experiences with Yours Outdoors  Fall Flavours & Events at Abbey Gardens


Midland | Penetanguishene

PAST PEAK with 30% leaf fall

Predominant colours: orange and yellow with pockets of red

Autumn in Midland  Georgian Bay Fall Colour Cruises  Wye Marsh's Fall Events


Barrie |  Horseshoe Valley | Ontario’s Lake Country | Simcoe County

PAST PEAK with 30% leaf fall

Predominant colours: orange and yellow with pockets of red.

Autumn Tree Top Views at Tree Top Trekking Fall Tours in Ontario's Lake Country


Southern Georgian Bay | Grey County | Blue Mountain

PAST PEAK with 50% leaf fall

still some great pockets of colour to see

Pumpkin Mania at Rounds Ranch  Apple Pie Trail  Apple Harvest Festival  Tree Top Views at Scenic Caves

Kawartha Lakes

20% PAST PEAK with 30% leaf fall
Predominant colours: yellow and orange

Pumpkin Festival at McLean's Farm

Eastern Ontario Region

Prince Edward County | PEAK with 30% leaf fall
Predominant colours: bright yellow, red and orange

Upper Ottawa Valley/Renfrew County –  PEAK with very little leaf fall

Predominant colours: orange, yellow and red

Autumn in the Ottawa Valley

West and South-Western Ontario Region

Caledon, Hockley Valley, and area – PAST PEAK with 10% leaf fall

Predominant colours: bright reds, oranges and yellows – sunset colours! Some rusty colours, too.

Durham Region –  90% with 10% leaf fall

Predominant Colours: bright orange and lots of rich yellows; some strong pops of brilliant red

Northern Ontario Region

Thunder Bay area – PAST PEAK with close to 100% leaf fall

Predominant Colours: very little colour left; some larches still have bright yellow/gold needles but those are
decreasing daily

Sault Ste. Marie/Agawa Canyon – PAST PEAK with 90% leaf fall

Predominant colours: some yellow and gold

Northeastern Ontario – 100% colour change with 70% leaf fall
Predominant Colours: some yellow left with small amounts of orange

400eleven Places ‘On the Map’

Use our custom 400eleven Places map to start planning a fall road trip in Ontario.

Ontario Parks

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Fall Colour Reports direct from Ontario Parks’ website are a great resource if you’re heading to an Ontario park north in Ontario this fall. You can the report at:

Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report


Predominant changes occur in Algonquin Park & area, and areas north of Highway 60.  See suggested Algonquin Fall colour road trips and drives and our featured Ontario Parks.

Experiencing Fall Colours at Algonquin Park

Fall Road Trip and Drive Ideas