Ontario Fall Colours Progression Report

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Ontario fall colour reports will start the week of September 12 2017 and will continue through October in many of the resort destinations north, northeast and northwest of Toronto GTA. 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 LeavesOntario Fall Colour Progression Report:

As reported by OntarioTravel.net

Report Date: October 19, 2017 Last report of the season

The fall colour season is coming to an end with many of the areas in central and northern Ontario experiencing dramatic leaf fall.

Leaf Peeping Destinations Up North

Northern OntarioCentral OntarioOttawaEastern Ontario, South Western Ontario

Central Ontario Region

Algonquin Park – 100% change; 50% leaf fall; past peak colour
Predominant colours: Orange
After an unusual start to this year’s, some of the Park’s best colours of the season were on display last weekend. They are now past peak with trees near the West Gate beginning to look bare. Once you travel east of the West Gate, there are still some good colours along the Highway 60 Corridor but they not expected to last long.

 Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, Algonquin Highlands Trails

Parry Sound – 60 – 70% change; 30% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Reds & oranges

Activities: Georgian Bay Airways NEW Fall Colour Tour 

Muskoka – 75% change; 40 – 50% leaf fall

       Gravenhurst: yellow and orange, with pockets of red

       Bracebridge: yellow and orange, with pockets of red

       Huntsville/Lake of Bays: yellow, orange and rust

       Bala: yellow and orange

       Georgian Bay: yellows with pockets of orange and red

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.

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Driving Tours

  • Muskoka Rd 17 from Gravenhurst to Bracebridge, you could stop at Muskoka Beach for a gorgeous view of Lake Muskoka, sections of the road are like a canopy
  • Hwy 117 to Baysville and Dorset, stop and walk along the river in the park then to Dorset to the Lookout Tower
  • Hwy 118 east Bracebridge to Hwy 35
  • 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
  • Muskoka Road 38 has beautiful colour
  • Muskoka Rd 13 Severn Bridge to Torrance is a winding road, with lots of maple trees,
    stop and hike through the Torrance Barren

Best Viewing Opportunities: Resorts of North Muskoka Georgian Bay Airways Muskoka Tourism Fall Colour Drives & Getaways Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh
Best Photo Opportunities: www.discovermuskoka.ca/muskoka-fall-photos
Local Tourism Link: www.discovermuskoka.ca

Minden/Haliburton – 80% change; 50% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Red/orange
Featured Destinations: Haliburton Highlands, Ontario’s Highlands

Midland | Penetanguishene –  30%
Predominant Colours: Green with some yellow, red and gold starting to show
Best viewing opportunities:  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.
Local Tourism Link: Midland Tourism

Barrie |  Horseshoe Valley | Ontario’s Lake Country –  50 – 60% change; 40% leaf fall
Predominant Colours: Yellow and gold with pockets of bright red
Best viewing opportunities: Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round. See more at: www.ontarioslakecountry.com/fall-driving-tours
Best viewing opportunities: Drive north from the Horseshoe area on both Hwy 400 and Hwy 93. Hardwood Ski and Bike,Horseshoe Resort, Horseshoe Adventure Park, Treetop Trekking, Ontario’s Lake Country Trails & Tours Port Severn Fall Cruise to Big Chute
Local Tourism Link: Ontario’s Lake Country

Southern Georgian Bay | Grey County | Blue Mountain – 70% change
Predominant Colour: Green, with yellow, orange and red starting to show through

Get into the Fall Spirit with Pumpkin Mania at Rounds Ranch every Saturday & Sunday until the end of October www.RoundsRanch.com
Best viewing opportunities: Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain Village, Apple Pie Trail Map, Apple Markets can be found along Highway 26 from Collingwood to Meaford.

Eastern Ontario Region

The Kawarthas/ Northumberland – 80 – 90% change; 60% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Yellow and gold with pockets of red

Prince Edward County | Belleville – 50 – 60% change
Predominant Colours: Green, some hints of colour starting to show

Upper Ottawa Valley/Renfrew County – 60% change, 40% leaf fall
Reds, oranges and yellows
Best viewing opportunities: Ottawa Valley Tourism, Gatineau Park – the Mackenzie-King Estate, MacKenzie Hill behind Parliamant, Fitzroy Harbour Ferry. 

Local Tourism Link: Ottawa Valley Tourism

GTA, West and South-Western Ontario Region

South Georgian Bay/Owen Sound/Blue Mountain area: – 70% change
Predominant colours: Green, with yellow, orange and red starting to show through

Caledon, Hockley Valley, and area 60 – 70% change, 40% leaf fall
Predominant colours: Reds and yellows with some green

Best viewing opportunities: Hockley Valley Resort, Adamo Estate Winery, Millcroft Inn

Northern Ontario Region

Thunder Bay area – past peak colour, 60% leaf fall

Predominant colour: Yellow/gold with hints of red

Sault Ste. Marie/Agawa Canyon – 70% change with 30 – 40% leaf fall
Yellow, orange and red; the reds have fallen in Agawa Park; Lake Superior Provincial Park 80% change with 50% leaf fall

North Eastern Ontario – 70 – 80% change with 30% leaf fall
Predominant colour: Reds and yellows with pockets of green

Best viewing opportunities: Mattawa Voyageur Country

Ontario Parks

Fall LeavesOntario Parks Fall Colour Report   

Colour reports by Ontario Parks is reporting leaf colour change past peak at 100% leaf change with 75% leaf fall. 

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

Algonquin Park Fall Colour Report


Fall Road Trips and Drives