The Best Spots in Ontario to See Fall Colours
September 30, 2021
Author: Park Property Management
The end of September marks the beginning of the fall season, which brings with it fresh, crisp, Canadian air, mixed with the beautiful bright colours of the changing leaves. The colours of fall appeal to most people and there is nothing like hitting that sweet spot for seeing the colours at their prime. If you’re as excited as we are about the beauty of fall arriving in Ontario, here are some of the best spots in the province to enjoy the fall scenery.
Evergreen Brickworks (Toronto)
Kicking off our list nestled right in the heart of Toronto is of course, Evergreen Brickworks. There is simply no better place to take in fall foliage in the city. There are multiple paths that are easy to walk where you will see plenty of beautiful scenery, but we recommend (if you are able) making the trip to the top of the hill to see that picture perfect view of downtown Toronto surrounded in red, purple, orange, and yellow leaves.
Scarborough Bluffs (Scarborough)
The Scarborough Bluffs are a peaceful and picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, made even more stunning in the fall season. You can get the best of both summer and fall with a walk along the beach while being surrounded by the colours of fall covering the abundance of greenery.
Etobicoke Creek Trail (Etobicoke)
Etobicoke Creek Trail is a wonderful choice for both those who are biking or taking in fall scenery on foot. The 3.6-mile trail is a favourite amongst locals as it is accessible and provides gorgeous natural and urban views that make it an optimum spot to appreciate fall foliage.
Jack Darling Park (Mississauga)
One of the most stunning spots in Mississauga is most certainly Jack Darling Park. Located right on Lake Ontario, this 22-acre green space boasts numerous options for taking in the sights such as strolling on the beach, letting your kids enjoy the playground, walking Waterfront Trail, or letting your four-legged friend run and explore throughout the leash-free area surrounded by fall colours.
Rattlesnake Point (Milton)
Milton’s Rattlesnake Point is home to a variety of trails that you can choose from (at varying levels of difficulty), all of which will find you greeted by picturesque views. The higher the peak point of the trail you select, the larger the span of fall colours will be. Your time on the escarpment will have you wishing for fall all year round.
Sixteen Mile Creek Trail (Oakville)
Connecting most Oakville neighbourhoods together is Sixteen Mile Creek Trail. You will be surrounded by an abundance of fall foliage and if fishing is an activity you enjoy, then definitely bring along your rod!
Mount Nemo Conservation Area (Burlington)
A favourite amongst residents of Halton region, Mount Nemo is a tranquil escape from the business of the city. There is plenty to explore as you soak up the breathtaking views, including one of the most stunning lookouts in Ontario. Keep in mind, reservations are currently still required.
Huron Natural Area (Kitchener-Waterloo)
The Huron Natural Area is Kitchener’s largest natural space with over 250 acres of protected forest and wetlands. You have your selection of trails spanning more than 7km and are sure to find the fall views that you’re looking for this time of year.
Guelph Lake Conservation Area (Guelph)
The list of activities available at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area act as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” that takes place in the fall. From in-water activities such as kayaking, to a camping weekend with friends, all 3,900 acres will meet your satisfaction if you’re looking for the perfect outdoor spot to enjoy the fall season.
Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (Cambridge)
With more than 12km of trails at your disposal, Shade’s Mills Conservation Area, this often-overlooked spot in Cambridge will not disappoint. This spot provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of fall.
Upper Queen’s Park (Stratford)
While Theatre might be what draws your attention to Stratford, do not miss your opportunity to take a post-show walk through Upper Queen’s Park this fall. This urban space is home to a significant amount of Canadian history, with several monuments to spot at along your journey.
Westmount Park (Tillsonburg)
Tillsonburg’s Westmount Park is a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the fall months. The perfect spot for a morning walk in the crisp fall air with a hot coffee as you enjoy fall colours at their peak.
There is an abundance of spots that showcase the best of fall in beautiful Ontario. Park Property has buildings in all these cities and if you’re looking to make a move this fall, let us help you find an apartment that will fulfill your needs. Contact us today to speak to one of our team members.