There is nothing quite like a hike, leisurely stroll or bike ride on a crisp, sunny autumn day. Ontario is known around the world for its spectacular fall colours. Now is the time to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty.
Take time to observe the wildlife around you. You may see the familiar “V” of Canada geese flying south for the winter. Squirrels are everywhere, burying nuts for the winter ahead.
Dress for the weather, layers work well in the fall. Remember good walking shoes or hiking boots, water, sunglasses, a hat, and your camera!
A few favourite spots in and close to the city:
- Rouge Park has 40 square km of beauty, just next to the city. It’s located just east of Meadowvale and Sheppard and runs all the way from Port Union at the beach up to Steeles Ave.
- The Don Valley Watershed provides several trails to choose from, all walks ranging from 1-2 hours. Various starting points include Evergreen Brick Works and Wilket Creek where you’ll enjoy a scenic walk right through the heart of the city.
- Glen Manor Ravine, Ashbridges Bay Trail and Leslie Spit are perfect for a short afternoon stroll right in the neighbourhood.
Here are some great places for a fall colours road trip:
- Kleinburg, Unionville, Niagara Wine Country, Waterfall at Dundas, Orangeville Headwater Area, and the Town of Glen Williams.
- For more active people, Bruce Trail and Oak Ridges Trail are great places to go.
For sure you will be enchanted by the beauty of autumn in Ontario.