This feature is Part 5 of 6 of our “Escape the City” series, presented with SAIL – your outdoor equipment store.
Well…it’s that time of year. August has come and gone, and September is upon us. Although summer doesn’t officially end until September 23, and we’ll be sad to see it go… the fall does bring some pretty awesome things like the fall does bring some pretty awesome things like cooler weather and Football Sundays and perhaps the best part of all…tons of red, yellow, and orange leaves!!
Here are some places where you can take in the changing leaves in and around Toronto this fall. Don’t wait too long though…it’ll be over before you know it!
Scarborough Bluffs – 20 minutes from downtown Toronto
You don’t even need to leave the city to see some amazing fall foliage. The Scarborough Bluffs, which are really beautiful at any time of year, are especially striking during the fall.
Mount Nemo – 45 minutes from Toronto
Located in Burlington, Mount Nemo offers a spectacular panoramic view of southern Ontario. The peak is surrounded in forest cover and on a clear day, you can get a clear view of the CN Tower, which is about 60km away.
Dundas Peak – 1 hour from Toronto
With amazing views of the surrounding area that seem to go on forever, Dundas Peak can be accessed via the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area.
Rattlesnake Point – 1 hour from Toronto
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area has some of the most inspiring natural vantage points found anywhere in Canada. Five breathtaking lookouts dot the edge of towering cliffs of Ontario’s striking Niagara Escarpment.
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park – 1 hour from Toronto
This area is wonderful for a hike or even just for a drive. You’ll enjoy driving the twisting, winding roads while you take in the bright colours of your surroundings!
Algonquin Park – about 3 hours from Toronto
If you’re willing to make the drive, Algonquin Provincial Park has 18 interpretive walking trails, all of which are prime spots to take in fall colours. Algonquin Park officials recommend visiting the park between mid-September and early October to see the best fall colours.
Wherever your adventure takes you, make sure you’re equipped with the right gear. Visit your local SAIL store for all your outdoor needs.