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.
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.
ROAD SHARING MADE EASY
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.
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