One of the natural beauties Canada has to offer is the fall when we witness leaves changing colours. And there is nothing like grabbing a pumpkin spiced coffee and heading out for a stroll to enjoy the fall foliage and fresh air before the winter cold chases us into hibernation and hockey rinks. So grab some warm clothes and check out some the best places around the GTA to check out the fall colours.
Not only does it offer great beaches, but Toronto Island has some great parks to enjoy the colours of fall with the Toronto skyline posing as a beautiful backdrop. Now that it’s out of peak season, the island is much quieter and becomes a place that you can roam freely for the day, a great way to escape craziness of the city without ever leaving. While at the island be sure to check out the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Toronto’s oldest landmark. Oh but a word of warning, beware of the ghost.
Bluffer’s Park is probably one of the Toronto’s greatest natural beauties that you have never visited. The endless trails and sandy shores are magnificent especially in the autumn when they are decorated with the changing leaves. The Bluffs are easily accessible by car and the area has parking as well as washrooms making is a prime option for family picnics.
The Niagara Escarpment is a land formation that stretches nearly 725 km across Michigan and southern Ontario. Mainly forested, the escarpment which was formed 12,000 years ago during the retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier, boosts some the most spectacular waterfalls and cliff formations in Canada, including the ever so famous Niagara Falls. Laced with hiking trails and campgrounds the Southern Ontario is the perfect escape for weekend and day trips to enjoy the fall colours around Toronto.
Located about 50 km north of Toronto the park is known as Canada’s premier urban park. The 40 km2 area is protected as a National Historic Site and has everything from historic farms, century-old trees, wide open meadows and vibrant wetlands. A leisure stroll through the park will make you totally forget about the upcoming winter months.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Located between Oakville and Burlington the park is a provincial wonder surrounded by urban sprawl. The main feature of the park is Bronte Creek that flows through the center and down into Lake Ontario. A great space to enjoy a fall day while not having to travel to far.
Don Valley Brick Yards
Hidden in the heart of the Don Valley, the Brick Yard trails are walking distance from Bloor street. The solid trails are perfect for biking, hiking and jogging all while never straying too far from the downtown Toronto core.