As much as we’ve been enjoying summer and the outdoors, we’ll soon have to accept the fact that there are only a few weeks left of our beloved season. But not to worry, the fall season is just as exciting and rewarding when it comes to outdoor activities. That being said, if you’re a sucker for a stunning panoramic view, these lookout points in Ontario are worth the road trip this fall.

From the highest points in the province to the perfect spots to watch the sunset, Ontario is blessed with natural wonders that are simply begging to be explored.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 lookout points in Ontario that you can enjoy this fall.

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Eagle’s Nest Lookout

There are so many gorgeous views to soak up at this destination. The trail network begins at Calabogie Peaks Resort, with a slow incline to cliff-top views of the treetops below.

You can also take the 9 km Manitou Mountain trail that hike passes three other mountain vistas before arriving at the majestic Eagle’s Nest Lookout.

Where: Calabogie Road (508), Calabogie

Inglis Falls Conservation Area

About a two hour and a half hour drive northwest of Toronto is the Inglis Falls Conservation Area. There are a handful of things to do in the area like exploring about 7.42 km of hiking trails, discovering a series of geological potholes, and fishing.

But the showstopper of it all is the massive cascade that’s beloved by all who visit – Inglis Falls.

In order to see the falls at one of the viewpoints, you must take the main trail.

The view is absolutely stunning and a peaceful experience if you’re hoping to get away from the busy city life.

Where:  237785 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound ON

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater is a breathtaking wilderness class park in Ontario, and it’s home to the highest point in the whole province.

Ontario may not be a mountainous province, but if you’re looking for soaring summits to conquer, this is the place to do it. The highest of these summits is Ishpatina Ridge, which is actually the highest point in all of Ontario.

If you’re well-equipped and up for the challenge, you will get to enjoy panoramic views at an elevation of 693 metres.

That’s as high up as you can get in Ontario – yep, it’s even taller than the CN Tower, which is 553 metres tall.

Where: 24 Finlayson Park Road, Temagami

Lions Lookout Trail

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

Discover Muskoka says that “you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world as you gaze down at the town below.” As for the trail, it is roughly 1.3 kilometres long and plenty of inclines along the way.

Once you arrive at the lookout structure, which is a red-roofed gazebo on a natural rock, you will get to enjoy well-deserved rest and panoramic cottage country vistas.

Where: 100 Lions Lookout Point Road, Huntsville

Old Baldy Conservation Area

Located near Collingwood along the scenic Niagara Escarpment, this spot has some incredible vistas of the Beaver Valley.

A short 15-minute hike from the parking lot will take you through fields and forests, ending right at the edge of the escarpment.

This cliffside lookout is 152 metres high and offers valley views as far as the eye can see. You’ll also have a great view of the village of Kimberley from up here.

Where: 120 Old Baldy Access Road, Kimberley

Ouimet Canyon

Described as “one of Ontario’s most dramatic vistas” by Ontario Parks, you will be in for some truly spectacular sights at Ouimet Canyon.

You can follow the trail and boardwalk connecting two lookout points for the best views of the deep sheer cliff face that extends over 2,000 metres long.

Add some fall colours into the mix and you’re in for a seriously jaw-dropping experience.

Where: Greenwich Lake Road, Pass Lake

Rattlesnake Point


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If you’re familiar with the best hiking trails in the GTA, you’ve likely been to or at least heard of Rattlesnake Point in Milton.

This trail offers panoramic views from the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment which are especially beautiful in the summertime. The conservation area is also full of stunning sheer cliffs, cave systems, and rock crevices.

Where: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton

Rock Dunder Nature Reserve

If you’re a hiking enthusiast and love a rewarding finish to your trek, this Ontario nature reserve has hiking trails that lead you to a stunning lookout point.

Rock Dunder Nature Reserve is a popular destination for those in southeastern Ontario thanks to its stunning views and you can see why. The lookout point will leave you in awe of the stunning panoramic views as you rest after a long trek. Have your camera ready because this 360 view is picture-perfect during the summer and even fall.

Where: 72 Stanley Lash Ln, Morton ON

Vista Trail at Rouge National Urban Park

The Vista Trail at Rouge National Urban Park is a breathtaking escape right here in Toronto.

This 1.5 km trail will take you to a two-level viewing platform that overlooks the spectacular valleys below. On a clear summer day, these views cannot be beaten, but they are even more special in the fall as the leaves change colour.

Where: North trailhead at Zoo Road, south trailhead at 55 Twyn Rivers Drive

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area has more than 15 km of hiking trails. The trails guide you through limestone plains and forests, with kettles and potholes sightings along the way.

But for a stunning view, head to the scenic lookout points that oversee the Indian River Valley.

Where: 289 Caves Rd, Warsaw, ON