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16 Road Trips Around Ontario That Will Give You The Most Spectacular Fall Views

Lookout towers, trestle bridges and all the cute boardwalks! 🍂

Grab your cozy sweater and a latte to-go, because we’re going on an adventure! Autumn is just around the corner and we already can’t wait to start planing cute fall road trips in Ontario. So if you’re excited for the leaves to change colour, be sure to add these gorgeous spots to your bucket list ASAP.

Whether you want a birds-eye view of colourful trees, or to surround yourself with perfectly plump pumpkins, this province has your back.

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From camping trips that will have you waking up in a red and yellow oasis to easy hikes with big payoffs, there’s definitely something to suit everyone’s taste. 

Speaking of taste, the wineries in Prince Edward County are an excellent place to enjoy fall colours as well. You know, white, red, rosé — the classics.

If you’re looking to take a trip you won’t soon forget, then you need to visit Ontario’s gorgeous cranberry marsh. You can experience a lake full of berries while the sights and sounds of fall surround you.

In the Kawarthas, you can go on a delicious butter tart tour, which might just be our favourite way to bask in fabulous fall glory.

So, what're you waiting for? Pick a spot and pick a road trip buddy because these destinations are calling your name.

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Price: Camping from $38.70 per night

Address: 106 Monck St., Bancroft, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wake up surrounded by stunning fall foliage when you go backcountry camping at this park.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Price: Camping from $16.05 per night

Address: 2611 Honey Harbour Rd., Honey Harbour, ON

Why You Need To Go: This national treasure has been painted many times by the Group of Seven, and the colours here will surely capture your heart too.

Rattlesnake Point 

Price: $6.50

Address: 7200 Appleby Ln., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: The lookout at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area is breathtaking and easy to get to. Just make sure you make reservations before heading out.

1000 Islands Tower

Price: $100 per group of 10

Address: 716 Hwy. 137, Lansdowne, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take your fall adventures to new heights at this incredible lookout tour which will open for the fall season on September 12. You can now book private tours of the tower for groups of up to 10 people, for a flat fee of $100.

Nepean Point

Price: Free

Address: National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There's no better view of the capital than the one from Nepean Point in the fall.

Algonquin Provincial Park

Price: $2 walk-in admission

Address: Hwy 60, P.O. Box 219, Whitney, ON

Why You Need To Go: Algonquin Provincial Park is filled with adventure and hikes for you to enjoy. No matter what you get up to, you're sure to be surrounded by warm reds, yellows, and oranges.

Thornton Bales Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 1260 19th Sideroad, King City, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can challenge yourself to climb the massive hidden staircase here while you admire the fall foliage.

Closson Chase Vineyards

Price: Prices vary

Address: 629 Closson Rd., Hillier, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can admire all the best fall colours from charming local wineries, including everyone's favourite colours: merlot and rosé.

The Millcroft Inn & Spa

Price: Prices vary

Address: 55 John St., Alton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can soak in the beautiful pools here while you admire colourful forests all around you. It's important to note that, at the time of writing, the pools are only open to overnight guests.

Sager Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 30 Golf Course Rd., Quinte West, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to gaze out over a sea of red and yellow leaves from this huge lookout tower.

Cranberry Plunge

Price: TBA

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: The famous cranberry plunge is set to reopen this fall so you can dive into fall colours and fun.

Doube's Trestle Bridge

Price: Free

Address: Trans-Canada Trail, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll find this incredible bridge along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. From here, it's nothing but rolling tree-covered hills and all the colours of fall.

Butter Tart Tour

Price: Prices vary

Address: Various Ontario stops

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a self-guided butter tart tour in Ontario and the views along the way are almost as sweet at the treats you'll devour.

Strom's Farm & Bakery

Price: Weekend admission $13.50

Address: 5089 Wellington Rd. 32, Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: No fall road trip is complete without visiting a cute pumpkin patch. This spot is filled with activities and tons of colourful scenery.

Glen Stewart Park

Price: Free

Address: 351 Glen Manor Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: When it comes to boardwalks with beautiful fall views, it's tough to beat the ravine boardwalk at Glen Stewart Park.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Price: $2 walk-in admission

Address: Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: You've never seen this provincial gem until you've seen it in the fall. Although breathtaking all year round, there's something so magical about yellow leaves next to bright turquoise waters.