Ontario is so full of breathtaking parks, scenery and places to go that we don't even know where to start. Summer may be just about over, but this is one of the most beautiful times of the year to experience wildlife. Fall is not too hot for hiking and is a beautiful season to camp, portage, cycle, and of course, take some incredible pictures. Here's a list of 7 fall hikes in Ontario that you have to explore.

Don't let the fall colours slip away. Why not take yourself on a road trip and appreciate some of the naturally vibrant ambiances of Ontario? 



Rock Glen Conservation Area

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 1.5 kilometers

Address: 8680 Rock Glen Rd, Arkona, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: Many of the trees in the Carolinian Forest here are unique to this area. Civilization around Rock Glen goes back to the time when the Paleo or early Indigenous Peoples roamed the nearby hills to hunt caribou around 10,000 years ago.



Stubbs Falls Trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 2 kilometers

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd, Huntsville, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: You can follow the gorgeous Little East River down a rock chute. There are waterfalls, a maple forest, and beaver ponds to see on this relatively easy hike. 


Sandstone Island Trail at Charleston Lake

Difficulty: Intermediate

Length: 2.6 kilometres

Address: 148 Woodvale Road, Lansdowne, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: Come visit the caves and lakes at this extension of the Canadian Shield. Fishing and boating are available too. The highlight of the trail is a rock shelter that was used around 1,200 years ago by Aboriginal peoples of the area.


Fire Tower Trail at Restoule Provincial Park

Difficulty: Intermediate

Length: 4.1 kilometres

Address: 8818 Highway 534, Restoule, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: The French River which runs through the park transported Samuel de Champlain on the original exploring expeditions into Canada. Animals in the area are white-tailed deer, great blue herons, ducks, warblers and loons. 


The Cup & Saucer Trail, Manitoulin Island

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 14 kilometres

Address: 6301 Bidwell Rd, Sheguiandah, ON 

Why You Need To Go: This is one of the most popular trails in Ontario. There are numerous paths to choose from, and a gorgeous view from a 2-kilometre long cliff. You can also explore caves and rock climb. 

 


Cheltenham Badlands Trail

Difficulty: Intermediate

Length: 1 kilometre

Address: Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: This kind of land is pretty rare in Canada. “Badlands” is a geologic term for an area of soft rock lacking any vegetation. It has a layer of soil cover that has become moulded into a rolling landscape of round hills.


The Bruce Trail

Length: 840 km long with 440 km of side trails

Difficulty: Difficult

Address: Ontario

Why You Need To Go: This is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. Don't try to do the whole thing, because it is HUGE. But the length adds for a variety of scenery and endless adventures. It starts from Queenston, Ontario and goes all the way up to Tobermory! 


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