Here’s a Great Road Trip to Take on a Fall Weekend

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This feature is Part 6 of 6 of our “Escape the City” series, presented with SAIL – your outdoor equipment store.
Part 1: Discover These Camping Spots Near Toronto
Part 2: Discover Where to Go Fishing Near Toronto
Part 3: 5 Hikes with Amazing Views to Go On This Summer
Part 4: 5 Outdoor Adventures To Try This Summer
Part 5: Best Places to Experience Fall Colours Near Toronto


In case you haven’t heard, fall is a great time of year to take a drive around Ontario.

There are lots of great drives in the Ontario area, and Muskoka is truly a driver’s paradise this time of year. Driving the winding roads while you take in the fall foliage is a truly spectacular experience.

And if you’re in the area for the weekend, make sure you stop at the must-see spots in Muskoka. To help you with that, the Township of Muskoka Lakes has created the “View the Lakes Muskoka Chair Tour” – a self-guided tour that highlights the top views across the Muskoka Lakes! They’ve scattered 10 unique Muskoka Chairs across the region, each of which mark a must-see spot in the area.

Here are just a few of the spots where you can kick back, relax, and take in the view:

Huckleberry Rock Lookout

Huckleberry Rock has been well known locally for over 100 years as a wonderful scenic lookout. Rocks on this trail are some of the oldest in the world, well over a billion years old. The view from here is a must-see.


Port Sandfield Swing Bridge

Located on the point of the Port Sandfield Swing Bridge Dock, the view of Lake Joseph and iconic Muskoka cottages is waiting for you!


Hardy Lake Provincial Park

This park has some of the best trails in Muskoka. They’re well marked and offer amazing vistas of Hardy Lake and Lake Muskoka. Head left from the parking lot and find the chair on the south shore of Hardy Lake.


See all of these spots and more when you take a drive through picturesque Muskoka!

Here’s a tip: to get the most out of your experience, plan your trip when the fall colours are at their best. The specific dates change from year to year based on a number of factors, but here are some general timeframes to consider:

  • Early fall colour viewing opportunities: September 24 – September 30
  • Peak maple fall colour viewing opportunities: October 1 – October 12
  • Peak golden encore fall colour viewing opportunities: October 13 – 21

Wherever your adventure takes you, make sure you’re equipped with the right gear. Visit your local SAIL store for all your outdoor needs.

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