When will the peak fall foliage arrive in 2018? The answer can vary depending on the location of the destination, the amount of rain, the first frost, the temperature of nearby bodies of water, and the fullness of the foliage on the trees. Just to confuse even more, the vertical height of the area above sea level is also important. Predictions are just that—predictions based on forecasts. A little bit of art, and a little bit of science. See the Science of Fall Color Change.
Peak Color Season
There are a number of great road trips and fall colour drive tour opportunities in Ontario to provide for an exceptional vacation at the peak of the fall colour season. Trying to determine the peak colour is often elusive, as color changes rely on diminishing sun, and rely on a hard frost to initiate the most spectacular leaf color changes. We recommend a minimum of 2 days with an overnight or weekend stay at the many resorts, inns, hotels, and cottages, north of Toronto. Significant colour changes usually coincide with the official first day of Fall during the third week of September, on the 21, 22, or 23 day.
Maple Syrup and Fall Colors
There are many locations selling Maple Syrup, however it should be noted that Maple Syrup Production takes place in the spring before the leaves are on the maple trees, and not during the fall season.
Ontario’s Fall Classic “The Real Canadian Scenic Drive”
What better location to view the fall colours then between Lakefield north of Peterborough, to Bancroft, Maynooth, Combermere, and Barry’s Bay where you will drive through the hamlet of “Maple Leaf” Ontario. This is one of the historic towns and villages you will drive through on a scenic fall foliage color drive tour north of Toronto.
We recommend a minimum of 2 days with an overnight or weekend stay at the many resorts, inns, hotels, and cottages, north of Toronto. If your fall trip is flexible and you want to roam check the following roads north of Toronto, The Highway 11 Way, The 400 Highway North or The Highway 60 Way.