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Attention all you fall loving, pumpkin spice latte drinking, flannel wearing folks – This post is for you! If you’re not into fall weather, drinking gross pumpkin drinks (yes, I said it) and despise our national fabric pattern, hear me out! Fall time in Canada is one of, if not the best time of year to enjoy our diverse landscapes.
As a born an bred Ontarian, I can tell you that visually, the fall season is our absolute best and I welcome it every year with wide open arms. Ontario is an incredible place to be during the fall and cottage country is the epicentre of colourful beauty. I’ve been going up north for years during the fall to snap some photos of the awe inspiring landscapes. To me, there’s no better way to spend a crisp, bright sunny autumn day then heading north with my camera and shooting some stunning photos.
Photographers, tourists and many famous artists, such as the Group of Seven, have often mentioned that Ontario is breathtaking during the fall and inspired a lot of their greatest works of art. One look at the vivid scenery and I mean, how could you not be inspired?
Our forests turn from lush emerald greens, to fiery reds, blazing oranges and golden yellows just within a few weeks, which attracts oodles of seasonal leaf-peepers to jump in their cars and enjoy nature’s magnificent technicolour show. The colours of fall foliage in Ontario relies heavily on the weather forecast, but our peak season usually runs mid-October to early November, if we’re lucky! Ontario is also home to many lookout towers throughout cottage country, which can give you a bird’s eye view of the colours from above, so eat your Wheaties and make sure to make your way to the top of a tower, or two.
Places like the Haliburton Highlands, Muskoka, Algonquin Park and other north eastern townships are the most popular areas and see a rise in tourism during the autumn months and with good reason, it changes the landscapes into a short lived majestic array of different hues that even a Crayola crayon box would be jealous of. If you’re planning a visit to Ontario during the fall, accommodations can fill up quite quickly, even well into October, so make sure to book early and plan wisely.
Now, I may be bias to say that Ontario is the best province to enjoy autumn, but regardless, you can judge for yourself. Here are 25 photos proving that Ontario is the best place to view autumn leaves.
Next fall, make sure to strap on your hiking boots, put on your coziest flannel jacket and come to Ontario to view our fantastic, vibrant landscapes. Do you guys have a favourite place for colourful fall leaves? Let me know in the comments below. xo
To view optimal fall foliage colours, head to the Ontario Parks website where you can view the dominant colours and prime times to visit.
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