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8 Spectacular Ontario Hikes That Await You When It’s Fall

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It may still be summer, but it won’t be long before the leaves turn gorgeous shades of red and orange and the air gets a little cooler. If you already can’t wait for the fall season to arrive, you’ll want to plan a trip to some of these beautiful trails.

These places in the province offer great views of fall foliage, so strap on your hiking boots and get ready to explore.

Niagara Valley

Price: Free

Address: 3050 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why you need to go: This ancient Carolinian forest looks even more stunning in shades of orange and red. The vibrant blue waters of the Niagara River appear amid the colorful fall backdrop.

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Thornton Bales Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 1260 19th Sideroad, King City, ON

Why you need to go: This place is known as “The 99 Steps” for a reason. You can find a hidden staircase leading through a sloping forest of fall colors at this location.

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 3rd Line E., Orangeville, ON

Why you need to go: Located just outside of Toronto, this park has a trail that leads straight through a canyon. During the fall months, the area transforms into a vibrant paradise, and it’s well worth adding to your hiking plans.

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Centennial Ridge Trail

Price: Prices vary

Address: Centennial Ridges Road, Unorganized District of South Nipissing, ON

Why you need to go: This trail is in Algonquin Provincial Park, but it’s not an easy hike. The 10.4 km adventure leads along high ridges with incredible views.

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Boyne Valley Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: Shelburne, Ontario

Why you need to go: You can explore the forests, open fields, and towering views of fall at this provincial park near Toronto. The leaf-strewn paths will make you fully enjoy the fall.

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Robertson Cliffs

Price: Free

Address: Robertson Lake Road, Algoma, ON

Why you need to go: This hike leads to a spectacular lookout over a red and orange valley, and you can enjoy the view from two separate locations.

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Sherman Falls

Price: Paid parking

Address: Sherman Falls, Hamilton, Ontario

Why you have to go: 40 kilometers of scenic trails surround this 17-meter curtain waterfall. You can also visit two other falls in the area; Tiffany Falls and Canterbury Falls. Be sure to stay on the designated path, as the waterfall is on private property.

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Dundas Peak

Price: $5+ per person, booking fees may apply

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON

Why you need to go: This popular fall lookout is in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area. It offers stunning views of the colorful escarpment as well as two waterfalls.

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Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart, and above all, be respectful on your adventure.