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Where to see the best fall leaves in Ontario

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The autumn season marks the beginning of pumpkin-spice lattes, fall agricultural fairs, and the beautiful changing colours of the leaves.

To help plan your scenic fall getaway, Parks Ontario has designed a map that shows where the best places to see the leaves reach their peak as they change from golden yellow to tawny amber to deep reds. Forty-nine of Ontario’s parks will be reporting the dominant colours of their parks, the latest percentage of colour change and the amount of leaf fall. Sections of dark red on the map indicate better fall leaves.

If you look at the map right now, the province is currently marked as dark green. Plan your touring routes for the end of the month when sugar and red maples look their best, or October to see the American beech trees, yellow and white birch, trembling aspen, large-tooth aspen, red oak, and tamarack.

If you need a little inspiration for your getaway, Parks Ontario has plenty routes for scenic fall drives, such as the Palette of Colour that weaves through Algonquin and The Highlands and the Rolling Hills of Northumberland.

Bring along your family and your pumpkin-flavoured baked goods, and take in the stunning colours ofOntario leaves before the cold comes and takes them off the trees.

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