Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, there's no denying that. The air becomes crisp and fresh, so we trade in our t-shirts for knitted sweaters. There's a faint smell of cinnamon at all times, and all the leaves on the trees turn to brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow!
That's truly the best thing about the fall season - the colours! It's an actual daytime activity to just go out and look at the colours of fall. There's even a name for it - leaf peeping.
One of the best spots to go leaf-peeping in Ontario is at Dundas Peak, just outside of Toronto. This lookout is known for its sweeping views of the lush forests in the area. But, in the fall, it truly becomes magical!
Dundas Peak is located in Dundas, Ontario which is just outside of Hamilton. It's a super short 1-hour drive from Toronto, 5 hours from Ottawa, 3 hours 20 mins from Kingston and 1.5 hours from London.
The stunning Dundas Peak lookout is located inside the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, which is also home to the stunning Webster and Tew's waterfalls! There's a 3.9 km hiking trail that takes you to the peak's lookout point, but it's not too challenging if you're not an avid hiker.
This trail will also take you past the Tew's waterfalls on the way back, but unfortunately, the Webster Falls are closed this season. The lookout peak is reason enough to make the trip this fall because the views of the colourful leaves are honestly breathtaking!
There is an entrance fee of $5 to hike up to the peak and a parking fee of $10. This hike is 100% worth the trip to Dundas, Ontario this fall to get your hike on and take some stunning pictures to prove that you accomplished it!
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If you can't wait for a celebrity spotting while he's filming in Ontario this summer, there are a bunch of Zac Efron movies on Netflix Canada to hold you over and make sure you are super familiar with the actor before he arrives.
Efron is set to star in the upcoming film Firestarter, based on the Stephen King book, which is filming in Hamilton from May 25 to July 21 of this year, according to Ontario Creates.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you love true crime this one is for you. Zac Efron plays the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in this drama, which is based on a true story. The plot follow's Bundy's romance and relationship with a single mom named Liz.
Why You Need To Watch It: For this movie, the Franco brothers teamed up to tell the story of making the cult film The Room. The star-studded affair features Zac Efron as one of the actor characters and so many other big names like Seth Rogen and Alison Brie.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you're looking for a light-hearted comedy to take your mind off things, look no further. Zac Efron and Robert De Niro road tripping and getting into all sorts of trouble is a perfect weekend watch.
Why You Need To Watch It: This is one of those films that features tons of celebrities and follows a bunch of intercepting storylines all taking place on, you guessed it, New Year's Eve. For Zac Efron's part, his character is on a mission to help Michelle Pfeiffer's character complete all her resolutions before the year is over.
Why You Need To Watch It: This flick from 2009 is the ultimate Zac Efron throwback to a time when he was still rocking that long-bangs look that was super popular back then. Plus, the plot involves a major time vortex, which is always fun!
Why You Need To Watch It: This movie remake of the iconic musical fell right in the middle of Zac Efron's High School Musical era and features him playing teen heartthrob Link Larkin with lots of singing and dancing to enjoy.
Why You Need To Watch It: While this one isn't a movie, this Netflix Original mini docu-series shows Zac Efron travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, and finding healthy and sustainable ways to live.