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Where to See Fall Colours in Ontario

Although fall colors in the trees and fallen leaves are gorgeous wherever you go, they’re at their best when you are intentional about where you go to view them. Colors overwhelm you as you are immersed in nature, breathing in the crisp, fresh autumn air instead of the fumes of the city. With so many national and provincial parks, Canada is one of the best places to absorb all of the Earth’s natural beauty, even within just one hour’s drive from Haliburton Ontario. During your stay at one of our lakefront cottage rentals in the fall, we encourage you to take a trip to experience the Canadian fall colours while at their peak. Here are a few of the best places of where to see fall colours in Ontario, all about an hour’s drive from your cottage here at All-Season Cottage Rentals.

Haliburton Skyline Park 

Only a 20-minute drive from All-Season Cottage Rentals is Haliburton Skyline Park. This park is open 24 hours a day, so you can see the fall reds, yellows, and oranges alongside the same colors of the setting sun if you choose. No specific lookout is designated for the views, but the park still gives an incredible outlook from its spot on a hill.

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve Canopy Tours 

Experience the fall colours from every angle with a Haliburton Canopy Tour, by driving, canoeing, walking, and traversing the boardwalk during the four-hour tour. According to the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, it’s the longest canopy boardwalk in the world, sitting about 10 to 20 metres above the ground. Although this is the priciest option of where to see fall colours in Ontario, it might be the most memorable. 

Dorset Lookout Tower 

Perched 142 metres above the Lake of Bays is the Dorset Lookout Tower, where a climb to the top makes you one with the clouds, as well as the rolling hills of trees. The tower is one of the most popular places when considering where to see fall colours in Ontario, with an average of 600 cars making the trip to the park on a daily basis. As it’s only open until 6 p.m., so make sure that you make the hour-long trip from our lakefront cottage rentals with enough time to spare. 

Algonquin Park 

Another lookout spot can be found by hiking Booth’s Rock Trail at Algonquin Provincial Park. The 5.1-kilometre loop is fairly tricky, but the views over Rock and Whitefish Lakes with the forests surrounding all sides are worth the effort of the hike and the hour-and-fifteen-minute drive.

Lakefront Cottage Rentals in the Fall 

Time at the cottage also means time spent outside, so why not be intentional about researching where to see fall colours in Ontario ahead of your fall trip? Book one of our lakefront cottage rentals for the chance to see one or all of these colourful corners of Ontario. Contact us at 705-754-1506 or reach us online.

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