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This Magnificent Trail Near Toronto Takes You Through Colourful Trees To A Hidden Lookout

This stunning spot near Toronto transforms into a fall paradise each year, and it's a wonderful place to take in the colours.

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area is located about an hour and a half from Toronto in Kawartha Lakes. With rolling hills, wetlands, mature forests and trickling streams, you can completely immerse yourself in nature here.

The 2.2-kilometre Valley Trail will take you on a scenic loop through the area, and just a short way along the path, you'll come across the observation deck.

The platform gazes out over the colourful landscape and gives you a spectacular view of the autumn colours.

The rest of the trail leads through hills and towering trees. You can also explore two other trails in the area for a longer adventure.

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area

Price: Free

Address: 902 Ballyduff Rd., Pontypool, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze over a valley of fall colours at this scenic spot near Toronto.


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