Ontario Fall Colours Progression Report

Resorts of Ontario Great Fall Fun Getaways


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: October 17, 2019

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Leaf Peeping Destinations Up North

Northern Ontario  Central Ontario

Eastern Ontario  GTA

Central Ontario Region

Algonquin Park

80% change, 20% leaf fall – From Ontario Parks

Predominant colours: Green

Many areas are showing excellent colour. The crowns of most maples have changed to orange and red. However, Algonquin has experienced wind and rainstorms, so crowns of many trees are showing bare branches. The understory and lower branches are also showing good colour. Some aspen, birch and poplars are now changing to yellow, although most remain unchanged. Tamaracks remain green. Colour may vary by location in Algonquin, depending on the forest type and species found in that location.

Parry Sound

30 – 40% – 

Predominant colours: Pockets of colour expanding; green beginning to fade; yellow, red and orange

Scenic Fall Flights with Georgian Bay Airways



60-90% change

Gravenhurst: 60 – 70% – close to three quarters of trees now coloured reds and oranges
Bracebridge: 60 – 70% – close to three quarters of trees now coloured Red is the brightest colour
Huntsville/Lake of Bays:PAST PEAK with a 40% leaf fall Bala: 90 – 100% – PEAK; no green on trees with very little leaf fall (the ultimate colour!) Georgian Bay: 50 – 60% – just over half of foliage has turned

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

90% change

Predominant colours: Bright orange and yellow

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


Midland | Penetanguishene

30% change, 0% leaf fall

Predominant colours: pockets of orange and yellow

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


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

80% change

Predominant colours: Bright orange and yellow with pockets of red.

Fall Activities at Horseshoe Resort  Autumn Tree Top Views at Tree Top Trekking

Fall Tours in Ontario's Lake Country


Southern Georgian Bay | Grey County | Blue Mountain


orange and red

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

Kawartha Lakes

90-100% change
Predominant colours: yellow and orange

Pumpkin Festival at McLean's Farm

Eastern Ontario Region

Prince Edward County | Belleville – 80-90% change, with little to no leaf fall
Predominant colours: bright yellow, red and orange

Upper Ottawa Valley/Renfrew County –  PEAK

Madawaska & Bonnechere Valleys (Eganville, Foymount, Killaloe, Barry’s Bay, Combermere): PEAK with 15%
leaf fall
Ottawa River (Arnprior, Renfrew, Beachburg, Pembroke, Petawawa, Deep River): PEAK with 10% leaf fall
Predominant colours: yellow, orange and red

Autumn in the Ottawa Valley

GTA, West and South-Western Ontario Region

Caledon, Hockley Valley, and area – 90-100% with 20% leaf fall

Predominant colours: pockets of red, yellow and orange appearing

Northern Ontario Region

Thunder Bay area – PEAK with 60-70% leaf fall due to recent wind and snow

Predominant Colours: Bright reds, oranges and yellows – sunset colours!

Sault Ste. Marie/Agawa Canyon – past peak in Agawa Park with 40% leaf fall due to high wind and heavy rain; Pancake Bay region is at 90% colour change with a 50% leaf fall; the South end of Lake Superior is at PEAK colour; leaf fall is around 40% south of Wawa.

Predominant colours: yellow and orange; brilliant orange and red north of Sault Ste. Marie

Northeastern Ontario – 90-100% with a 30-40% leaf fall due to rain and wind

Predominant Colours: Yellow and orange is dominating with lots of yellow on the ground.

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