Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Ontario, and there are so many beautiful spots to enjoy it. From waterfall lookouts to towering canyons and boardwalks, we really are spoiled here. We’ve rounded up the best places to see fall colours in Ontario to get you in the mood for sweater weather.

And be sure to keep Ontario’s fall colour map handy to know when and where to catch the best views!

Without further delay, here are the best places to see fall colours in Ontario. Happy exploring!

Ferris Provincial Park

This enchanting park has a pedestrian suspension bridge, plus incredible hiking trails, and even a waterfall.

The bridge overlooks the Trent River Gorge and the surrounding landscape of Trent Hills.

As you cross, you’ll witness breathtaking views of the waters below and the vibrant autumn hues.

Where: 474 County Road 8, Campbellford, Ontario

Island Lake Conservation Area

This 300-hectare oasis allows you to “experience nature at its finest,” according to Orangeville’s tourism website.

Here you’ll find four seasons of outdoor recreation opportunities at the park’s lakes, forests, wetlands, and trails.

In the fall, the scenery transforms into a vibrant palette of orange, gold, and red leaves.

The best spot to enjoy these vibrant colours in all of their glory is on the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail, an expansive boardwalk around the lake.

Where: 673067 Hurontario Street South, Orangeville

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Charleston Lake Provincial Park

During the fall season, this tranquil nature oasis is perfect for viewing the changing colours.

Here you can explore Charleston Lake’s over 20 km of hiking trails, ranging from easy to difficult.

But the one trail you need to explore is the Tallow Rock Bay Trail, a 10 km loop which is a little difficult.

You’ll hike through meadows, and rock ridges before reaching the floating Slim Bay bridge. It’s literally picture-perfect.

Where: 148 Woodvale Road, Lansdowne

Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

Did you know that Ontario has its very own Grand Canyon?

The 150-metre gorge at Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park is a breathtaking sight that you have to see to believe, especially in the fall season.

When you arrive, you will embark on a 1 km loop trail before reaching two lookout platforms strategically positioned on the canyon’s edge.

These observation pods offer a bird’s-eye view of the dramatic cliffs plunging down to the canyon floor.

And as you gaze beyond the canyon, you’ll even see the shimmering waters of Lake Superior and the stunning sights of fall foliage.

Where: Greenwich Lake Road, Pass Lake, Ontario

Agawa Canyon Tour Train

Explore Northern Ontario’s beauty on this scenic one-day Agawa Canyon Tour Train through forests and into a large canyon, this fall.

Your adventure starts in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, and it’s an almost 200-kilometre excursion, guiding you through the natural landscapes that make our province so stunning.

During the fall season you’ll find yourself captivated by the beauty of the surrounding fall foliage.

The train descends into the Agawa Canyon as it hugs the top of the canyon wall, going down 500 feet over the next 10 miles to the canyon floor.

Where: 87 Huron Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

From sandy beach and paddling to scenic hiking trails and camping, this park has it all — and it arguably gets even better as summer transitions into fall.

This park offers camping until the end of October and you’ll be sleeping under canopies of red, orange, and gold leaves.

If the weather allows, you can embark on a hike or relax on the white sand beach overlooking the shimmering blue lake.

The Trent-Severn Waterway is a haven for boaters and fishers. Plus, there are canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboards you can rent on-site.

Where: 2238 Kawartha Lakes County Road 48, Kirkfield


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Lake Superior Provincial Park

There’s no question that Lake Superior Provincial Park is the perfect place to visit (and camp!) in the fall.

From dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches to winding river valleys and cascading waterfalls, every area reveals something new.

The Algoma Hills add an extra layer of charm to the park, and when autumn arrives, the entire area is transformed into a vibrant canvas of fall colors.

If you’re prepared for the crisp conditions, you can camp out at Lake Superior’s Rabbit Blanket Campground.

Where: Off Highway 17, Algoma, Ontario

Lions Lookout Trail

The Lions Lookout Trail in Muskoka is not the easiest hike, but it’s worth it when you get to the top, especially this fall season.

Located in Huntsville, Lions Lookout offers an all-encompassing view of the whole area, including the Muskoka River and Fairy Lake.

And if you’re hoping to catch a sight of the fall foliage, this is a favourite spot among visitors to capture the breathtaking scenery.

Where: 100 Lions Lookout Point Road, Huntsville