Leaf Colour Reporting 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 will start September 2018 and will continue through October.
Autumn Getaways Up North
Fall Leaf Colour Progression Report
Report Date: October 11, 2018
Leaf Peeping Destinations Up North
100% change, 30% leaf fall – From Ontario Parks website.
Predominant colours: Due to the cool temperatures over the last few days we have seen a pretty dramatic change in fall colours which should offer excellent viewing this week and into the Thanksgiving weekend. In most areas the oranges are dominating the maple canopy with some pops of yellow and red.
70 – 80% change
Predominant colours: large pockets of orange and yellow.
60 – 70% change overall
Gravenhurst: 60 – 70% – close to three quarters of trees now coloured
Bracebridge: 60 – 70% – close to three quarters of trees now coloured
Huntsville/Lake of Bays: PEAK – no green on trees and very little leaf fall – the ultimate colour!
Bala: 60 – 70% – close to three quarters of trees now coloured
Georgian Bay: 60 – 70% – close to three quarters of trees now coloured
Pick up a Muskoka Driving Tours Map and follow one of the six driving tours from Muskoka Tourism 1342 Hwy 11 North, Kilworthy. 1-800-267-9700.
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
Georgian Bay Airways Muskoka Tourism Fall Colour Drives & Getaways Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh Sunset Cruises Treetop Trekking (Huntsville)
Best Way To Experience Fall Colours in Muskoka
Predominant colours: orange and yellow.
Midland | Penetanguishene
60 – 80% change
Predominant colours: still green with pockets of red and yellow
Little Lake Park & Huronia Museum, Georgian Bay Cruises, Downtown Midland, Town Harbour,Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and areas surrounding King’s Wharf Theatre and Discovery Harbour.
Tourism Midland Tourism
Barrie | Horseshoe Valley | Ontario’s Lake Country | Simcoe County
60 – 80% change
Predominant colours: big pockets of red, yellow and orange.
Hardwood Ski and Bike,Horseshoe Resort, Horseshoe Adventure Park, Treetop Trekking, Ontario’s Lake Country Trails & Tours, Fall Flavours of Lake Country, October 19 – November 4, 2018
Tourism Ontario’s Lake Country
Southern Georgian Bay | Grey County | Blue Mountain
70 – 80% change
Predominant colours: nice pockets of orange, yellow and red more evident; also seeing a tiny bit of leaf fall.
Get into the Fall Spirit with Pumpkin Mania at Rounds Ranch every Saturday & Sunday September 22 – October 28 www.RoundsRanch.com
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain Village, Apple Pie Trail Map
The Kawarthas/ Northumberland – 40 -50% change
Predominant colours: bright orange, yellow and red.
Get into the Fall Spirit with Pumpkin Festival @ McLean Berry Farm
Prince Edward County | Belleville – 40 – 50% change
Predominant colours: green is beginning to fade; pockets of colour expanding.
Upper Ottawa Valley/Renfrew County – 40 – 50% change
Predominant colours: bright red, yellow, light green, orange.
Tourism Ottawa Valley Tourism
Predominant colours: nice pockets of red and orange.
Caledon, Hockley Valley, and area – 80%
Predominant colours: yellow and red.
Thunder Bay area – PEAK
Predominant colours: an array of yellow/gold with splashes or red and orange.
Sault Ste. Marie/Agawa Canyon – Colour is still pretty good along the Agawa Canyon Train Tour route but is now seeing some leaf fall due to heavy wind and rainfall in the area. The Algoma region is also showing good colour with a 70 – 80% colour change with a 20% leaf fall.
Predominant colours: red, yellow and some orange is still evident throughout Algoma country.
North Eastern Ontario – 75 – 80%
Predominant colours: lots of yellow and orange with some bright red in sections; some very small pockets of green are still visible.
Tourism Mattawa Voyageur Country
400eleven Places ‘On the Map’
Use our custom 400eleven Places map to start planning a fall road trip in Ontario.
Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report
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:
- Alliston Nottawasaga Valley-Hockley Valley-Alton-Caledon
- Algonquin Park Area Fall Colour Drives-Choice of 3 routes
- Lake Simcoe-Round the Lake, Barrie, Orillia Fall Colours
- Georgian Bay Fall Colour Routes
- Highway 12 to Midland Ontario
- Muskoka Fall Colour Road Trips
- Barrie to Orangeville Fall Colours Route
- Haliburton – Huntsville Fall Colours Route
- Lake Simcoe Fall Colours Circle Tour
- Lake Ontario Shores From Grafton to Picton
- Lakefield to Barry’s Fall Colours Bay
- Land O’Lakes: Lennox Addington Fall Historic Tour
- North Bay to Timmins, Gogama, Sudbury, North Bay Fall Colors (Colours)
- North Bay – Sudbury Fall Route colours (colors)
- Peterborough – Kawarthas Fall Route colours
- Sault Ste. Marie Fall Route Colours