7 Spontaneous & Beautiful Camping Trips To Take From Toronto To Light Up Your Fall
We want s'more campfire nights, please!
If you thought the days of lazy hammock chilling, s'mores, campfires, and tent pitching ended with summer, think again! Fall camping, while it may require some extra blankets, is just as magical as (if not more than) summer camping. So don't pack away those sleeping bags just yet, as there's plenty of fall camping trips near Toronto that you can still enjoy.
Waking up early to see the sunrise hit the beautiful autumn foliage is simply magical. From car camping to glamping tents and cottages, there are fall camping accommodations to fit everyone's needs. The best part? None of these are too far from your Toronto home, either!
Price: Starting at $32.50
When: Open until Oct. 27
Address: 7450 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
Why You Need To Go: If travelling deep into the woods isn't exactly your thing, then this adorable little campsite nestled just along the edge of the city is perfect! You can get away for some cozy fall camping without travelling further than Scarborough. As a bonus, the site is walking distance from public transit.
Arrow Head Provincial Park
Price: $17.50 to $46.33
When: Until Oct. 15
Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville
Why You Need To Go: With 15 km of hiking trails, breathtaking lookout points, and even a waterfall, camping at Arrowhead Provincial Park is a must at any time of year. You can pitch a tent until Oct. 15, but the 10 cabins are available to rent throughout the winter months as well. The park is just over two hours from Toronto.
Killbear Provincial Park
Price: Starting at $39.75
When: Until Oct. 7
Address: 35 Killbear Park Rd., Nobel
Why You Need To Go: There's nothing more peaceful than sipping your morning coffee along the water as the sun comes up. Luckily, nearly all of the campgrounds at Killbear Provincial Park are just a five-minute walk from the shoreline. The park is located just under three hours from Toronto.
Awenda Provincial Park
Price: Starting at $37.57
When: Until Oct. 15
Address: 670 Concession 18 E, Penetanguishene
Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for a calm and quiet getaway, camping at Awenda Provincial Park is the place to do it! The campsites are radio and dog-free, making them the perfect place to cozy up with your favourite fall book and enjoy the serenity. Showers and flushing toilets are available nearby. Tents and cars are permitted until Oct. 15, but cabins are available throughout the winter. It's roughly a two-hour drive from the city.
Albion Hills Campground
Price: Starting at $35
When: Until Oct. 14
Address: 16500 Regional Rd. 50, Caledon
Why You Need To Go: A quick 40-minute drive from Toronto will land you in this scenic forest wonderland. You (and your dog) can enjoy beautiful landscapes, hiking, mountain biking, and more! You can even catch some Pokemon on your trip to Albion if you're still on the Pokemon Go train!
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Price: Starting at $48.31
When: Until October, weather permitting.
Address: 1219 Burloak Dr., Oakville
Why You Need To Go: It's rare that fall camping includes swimming, but with access to an indoor pool, that's not out of the question here. You can also enjoy stunning nature hikes and playgrounds. Until the end of September, you can even take a guided hike. Note that the campground area is about a 10-minute drive from the park's day-use entrance on Burloak Drive. If tents aren't your style, consider renting one of the campground adorable yurts. Only about an hour outside of Toronto.
Frontera Farm Camp & Brewery
Price: Starting at $255
When: Until Oct. 31
Address: 242 North Beach Rd., Prince Edward County
Why You Need To Go: If glamping is more your speed than camping, then you'll love the adorable luxury tents equipped with king-sized beds at Frontera! The tents also feature hardwood floors, an ensuite bathroom, a reading lounge, and even a private outdoor hot shower! While the brewery is still in development, you can head over to the farm for a variety of fun fall activities during your stay. If you're willing to pay, it's worth the stay! Roughly a two-hour drive from Toronto.
Narcity advises visitors to check Ontario's fire restrictions before making camping plans.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.