The last day of summer is Sept. 23 but it already seems like fall weather is making an appearance earlier than anticipated. And it's safe to say we're entering the most visually appealing time of the year as nature around us changes colour. Red, orange, and yellow leaves are soon to appear and the Ontario fall colour report 2019 shows that roughly the next month is the best time to see the seasonal colour changes.
If you live in a big city and want to experience the fall change at its fullest, why not take a trip to Algonquin Park? According to the park's site, the best time to observe the fall colours are between mid-September and mid-October.
But, of course, every tree and every park differs, so you may see changes in some before others.
If you take a trip between mid-September and the early weeks of October, the sugar maples and red maples are set to change their leaves. With orange and red colours, you can take in the beauty of fall and bask in the fresh, crisp autumn air.
In early to mid-October, known as the "Golden Encore", you can observe the yellow-orange array of colours thanks to birch trees and orange from sugar maples. This period is when sugar maples and red maples reach their peak.
Meanwhile, mid to late October is when tamarack trees are at their peak yellow colour before they drop their needles in preparation for winter.
For a deeper look into the fall colour change across Ontario, you can check out this interactive map.
According to the map, leaves have already gone through a significant change in colour in Batchawana Bay and Pancake Bay in Northern Ontario.
You don't have to take a trip just to see the leaves change colour, but let's face it, it's a perfect excuse to leave the city and embrace the beauty of nature!