Fall is upon us! If you want to go check out the changing leaves but don’t want to venture out of Toronto, we don’t blame you.

As the cooler months approach, people will be heading to the city's most popular nature spots to soak up those last few warm days.

Luckily, there are tons of quieter areas within the confines of the GTA that offer stunning views of fall foliage.

No matter where you are in the GTA - from Scarborough to downtown Toronto  — this list should have a spot near you!

Hinder Property

Address: 44 Don River Blvd., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: Trails run along the riverside, so you can wind your way through fall foliage while taking in the water. There are also biking trails if you're the adventurous type!


Craigleigh Gardens Park

Address: 160 South Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Craigleigh Gardens Park is full of beautiful ornamental architecture and old-growth trees. It even has an off-leash dog park!


Bickford Park

Address: 400 Grace St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Bickford Park is just a block away from the popular Christie Pits Park. Take in the fall leaves, ditch the crowds, and enjoy the serene moments! 


Rouge Urban National Park

Address: Zoo Rd., Toronto, ON 

Why You Need To Go: There is so much to do in Rouge Urban National Park, we don't even know where to start. The park is home to Toronto's only campsite, the region's largest marsh, pristine freshwater, and more.


Étienne Brûlé Park

Address: 10 Catherine St., Toronto, ON M6S

Why You Need To Go: Étienne Brûlé Park runs along the Humber River and, at this time of year, you may just catch the salmon run! What's better than wildlife with a side of fall foliage?


Edwards Gardens

Address: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: Edwards Gardens is a former estate garden that features roses, wildflowers, rhododendrons, and of course, beautiful fall colours.


Taylor Creek Park

Address: 260 Dawes Rd., East York, ON

Why You Need To Go: No car? No problem! This trail is easy to get to by public transit. Taylor Creek Park follows a major tributary to the Forks of the Don River, where three rivers meet. There's also tons of wildlife this time of year.


Toronto Music Gardens

Address: 479 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only will your fall photos feature some seriously beautiful foliage, but the CN Tower will make an appearance! This downtown hidden gem was carefully designed (with help from YoYo Ma!) to be a scenic, flowing garden paradise.


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