Ontario Parks’ fall colours are worth travelling for. That’s why Ontario Parks received over one million visits last fall.
Log on to the Ontario Parks website at www.parkreports.com/fall/ to get fall colour reports from across the province.
A colour chart on the site maps the latest leaf changes. The darkest reds indicate peak colours.
Individual park reports suggest places to go in each park to see the best colours. The report is updated regularly.
New types of accommodation are being piloted in three Ontario parks this fall.
Campers can reserve camp cabins and deluxe tents at Pinery Provincial Park on Lake Huron, Arrowhead Provincial Park, north of Huntsville, and Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, southwest of Ottawa.
The camp cabins sleep five and the deluxe tents sleep four comfortably.
Both accommodation types feature rustic log furniture and screened-in porches with Muskoka chairs.
Eighty-four provincial parks have hiking trails and 11 parks have overnight backpacking trails.
ART IN THE PARK
Artists and easels will be on park trails capturing the fall colours at Killarney Provincial Park Sept. 20-23.
The Ontario Society of Artists is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year and has planned the Killarney field trip for its artist members.
Canada’s famous Group of Seven members often travelled to Killarney in the fall to sketch.
You don’t need a car to visit some Ontario parks this fall.
Parkbus, a non-profit initiative, has express bus service in Kilarney, Grundy Lake, French River and Algonquin Provincial Parks.