Want to see the best fall colours in Ontario? Algoma Country has them! The autumn season is so beautiful here. If you've never experienced our fall colours, check out these handpicked photos from our collection of fall photos to see what you've been missing.
During the fall months, the colours are that vibrant: deep reds, fiery orange shades and golden hues of yellow, sprinkled with the greens of pine and fir trees. Generations of photographers and painters have been inspired by the fall landscape. In fact, Group of Seven paintings that were painted in the Algoma region feature these same bright shades.
Ontario Fall Colour Reports
- Ontario's Fall Colour Reports www.ontarioparks.com/fallcolour
With the change of season, there's also something different in the air. Fall air and summer air just aren't the same. It's a little hard to explain, you'll just have to experience it for yourself.
The most popular way to see the fall colours is driving tours, or motorcycle, -- order a free route map and discover our roadways. A fall drive or ride allows you see more colours, and in more places. Our cities and towns welcome those who've come out to enjoy the fall colours with us! You'll experience the best in northern hospitality and marvel at the selection of restaurants & cafes, accommodations like motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, or cottage resorts. There are specialty shops to find one-of-a-kind gifts and an exciting blend of attractions for everyone.
Agawa Canyon Tour Train is always a good time when you want a fall adventure! The train journeys through many areas with breathtaking scenery and vibrant colours along the 114 mile long track into the Wilderness Park. Upon arrival to the park, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the nature walks, view the cascading waterfalls, surrounded by beautiful colours. For the ultimate view, climb the top of the Lookout perched 250 ft over the Canyon floor. Now that's breathaking! In addition to the gorgeous surroundings, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train is a peaceful ride that lets you take everything in. For more information: www.agawatrain.com
Another of our favourite ways to enjoy the fall colours is hiking. Outdoor adventurers and nature lovers will be impressed by the number of hiking trails that our region can boast of: easy nature walks to challenging hikes, trails that lead to amazing views of Lake Superior, or Lake Huron, trails that lead to heights of land with magnificent views of the valleys below. You can find trails within minutes of our cities and towns, and provincial parks and the Voyageur Hiking Trail.
Even into late fall, bursts of vibrant colours can still be seen, like that bright red maple in the photo. The fall colour season in Algoma can start anywhere from mid-September and can last well into October.
Enjoy fall hiking in one of the provincial parks in our region. These parks have hiking trails that lead to breathtaking vistas where you get the perfect view a sea of colour. This photo was taken at the Helenbar trail at Mississagi Provincial Park in Elliot Lake. And just because it's a little too cold for a swim in the fall, that doesn't mean you still can't go the beach. Our secluded beaches on a warm fall day can still be amazing! Make your fall day at the beach spectacular: warm clothes, a packed lunch for two, a thermos of hot chocolate, a wool blanket.
How about a fall hike to a waterfall? There are many accessible waterfalls in the area that roar in the spring from melting ice and snow, cascade all summer long, and accented by the stunning fall colours in autumn. This waterfall, Minnehaha Falls, is a smaller waterfall on Crystal Creek in the Hiawatha Highlands. Crystal Falls, the larger 50 feet fall, can be reached by stairs. The bridge at the top of Crystal Falls is part of the Voyageur Hiking Trail.
While taking photos is always the best way to preserve your memories, you can save leaves from your trip as a momento. Below are some ways to preserve fall leaves.
How to Preserve Fall Leaves
Below are some tips to preserve fall leaves:
1. Choose recently fallen leaves that are in good shape, with the tips not dried up or turned up.
2. If the leaves are wet, carefully dry them off.
3. Immediately place the leaves between the pages of newspaper. You can place a heavy book on top but it's not necessary.
4. Leave the leaves stacked in newspaper. Depending on what you want to the use the leaves for will depend how long you leave them in the paper.
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