Best Places to See Fall Colours in Ontario

 In Road Trip Ideas

Fall is a beautiful season in Southern Ontario!

Many people will make a point of going on road trips in the fall to check out the beautiful changing leaves in our province’s more rural communities. From the quick day-trip to the long weekend drives to cottage country, here are a few of the best road trip destinations to see the fall colours in Ontario.


Niagara-On-The-Lake in fall

What’s better than taking a trip to experience the beauty of fall? Doing all that with the promise of a wine-tasting at the end of the day!

Head out to the mecca of Ontario’s wine country and take a trip to Niagara-On-The-Lake. Make a date of it, too. Niagara-On-The-Lake is a great romantic spot for couples, featuring lots of boutique shops, endearing bed and breakfasts, and fantastic food.

Algoma Country

In and around Sault Ste. Marie is some of the most breathtaking views of fall foliage in the province.

The best way to see it has to be the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, which takes you on winding tracks you can’t get to by car. The rolling hills and miles of trees is a stunning getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.


One of Ontario’s favourite summer destinations also happens to be one of the best places for checking out the beauty of nature in autumn. There are a ton of resorts and hotels to stay at in the Muskoka area, with even more beautiful lakes to enjoy the season.

Algonquin Park

At almost 8,000 square kilometres, Algonquin Park has lots of fall foliage to experience. This is a popular destination for campers, outdoor enthusiasts, and resort-types alike. With seemingly endless trails and wildlife, it’s the perfect weekend destination to visit in the fall.


Ottawa’s not just the premier destination for checking out Canada’s history.

If you love fall, Ottawa is the place to be. With so many harvest and autumn festivals going on, there is a ton to see and do in Canada’s capital. There are also lots of walks and outdoor activities like canoeing. 

Forks of the Credit

Caledon, Ontario in the fall

Just an hour north-east of Kitchener, in the Town of Caledon, is the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Not only is the park stunningly beautiful and relatively quiet, but the township neighbouring the park — Belfountain — is rural Ontario at its finest with quaint shops and cafes to enjoy a meal and a quick drink at.

The roads in Caledon are winding and hilly and that makes it a popular destination for cyclists and motorcyclists looking to get lost in the beauty of Ontario’s diverse landscape. This day trip is always worth the time and that’s especially true in the fall.

If you’re planning on taking one of these great road trips this fall, make sure to brush up on your car safety before hitting the road! Check out these top tips for road safety from Logel’s Auto Parts in Kitchener.

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