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5 Beautiful Places You'll Want to Cycle This Fall

5 Beautiful Places You'll Want to Cycle This Fall

Cooler temperatures and dazzling colours

Fall is the best time of the year to ride.

The Ontario "Yours to Discover" Fall Colour Progression Report provides weekly updates on leaf change across the province. Check it out, then get out there to enjoy Ontario By Bike's top fall ride suggestions below. 

Awesome Views

Grey County - The escarpment makes for an incredibly scenic backdrop for any ride in this area. Road riders should try the 85-km Island View ride heading north out of Owen Sound or a shorter route with big climb on the Blue Mountain Loop. Wanting to stick to an off-road ride? The Georgian Trail is tree-lined and sure to be stunning this time of the year.

Colourful Cycle Touring

Haliburton - There are several options from town. A 109-km looped route passing through Tory Hill and Kinmount: an easier 39-km loop following in part Kashagawigamog (say that fast!) Lake Road; or the 33-km County Rail Trail to Kinmount, connecting to longer Victoria Rail Trail.


Caledon - Forks of the Credit Road is famed for fall colours and draws a huge crowd. With the reduced speed limit of 30 km and speed bumps installed, sharing the road with vehicles is easier. Experienced cyclists can try the 30-km Credit River Ride loop, just off the Greenbelt Route, trail riders can too enjoy the area along the Caledon Trailway, 37 km connecting park lands and villages. 

A Great Weekend Ride

Haldimand - Looking for a weekend long ride? Then this 135-km, two-day ride itinerary that starts in Caledonia, follows the Grand River to Lake Erie and loops back after an overnight in Dunneville is the perfect fall trip. Get a preview with cute local guides.

For some fall day rides in the area use the new interactive cycling map

Late Season Camp-out

Cornwall & Counties - For a late season camp-out and easy ride, enjoy the parkway through Long Sault islands, alongside the St Lawrence River, a part of the Waterfront Trail. Close to Quebec, enjoy bilingual hospitality in the area with a longer 100-km road ride on the Long Sault Loop. 


Find more great places to cycle this autumn at www.ontariobybike.ca


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