If there’s one place in the world that’s synonymous with autumn, we’d consider Canada to be near the top of that list. With some of the best natural beauty in the world, Canadian autumns are like no other, and every year Torontonians get ready to be blown away by the breathtaking panoramic views of warm-toned fall leaves.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite places near and far to catch a view of autumn leaves this fall near Toronto, perfect to cross off your autumn bucket list.
For an up to date look at the fall colors, head to the official Ontario website for a report.
1. Dundas Peak
One of the most popualar places in all of Ontario to catch panoramic views of red, orange, and yellow leaves is Dundas Peak. Plus, it’s one of the prettiest places in Hamilton for hiking and relaxing. Since there’s so many visitors each season, the park has now implemented an online reservation system that will be utilized every day during the peak autumn months.
2. Crothers Woods
Crothers Woods has over 10km of trails with gorgeous views of Toronto’s skyline with a foreground of gorgeous fall leaves to admire. For elevated views, walk up Millwood Road for gorgeous views of the leaves changing colors from above.
3. Trinity Bellwoods Park
You don’t have to go far from Toronto to see the fall colors. Check out Trinity Bellwoods Park’s stunning fall foliage this autumn. A 14.6 hectare park on Queen Street West at Strachan Avenue once the home of University of Trinity College.
4. High Park
A fall foliage roundup wouldn’t be complete without a mention to High Park which is, seasonally, one of the best places to spend an afternoon in. Take a stroll around Toronto’s biggest park this autumn but be prepared for some crowds on weekends.
An amazing autumn destination to see some fall foliage in Ontario, Muskoka is an absolute must see. Only a 2 hour drive north of Toronto and known for the Muskoka Lakes, it’s also an amazing place to see the Sugar Maples show off during autumn. Grab a friend or the family and head out on a great weekend getaway.
6. Norfolk County
Often Norfolk County’s towns along Lake Erie are its main attraction but there are also two October festivals that take place, the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show and the Waterford Pumpkin Festival. As the largest area of wetlands and woodlands in Southern Ontario, Norfolk has a lot to offer in terms of views so head over, take in the fall foliage, and even stop at one of the area’s many wineries or breweries along the way.
7. Blue Mountain
One of the greatest spots for a little autumnal adventure, Blue Mountain is an excellent year-round destination. From hiking to open-air gondolas, zip lines and the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster plus the new Agora: Path of Light with interactive light installations you can take in among nature.