The Best Places to Experience Fall Foliage in Simcoe Muskoka

The Fall season brings out the best of Simcoe Muskoka with its amazing lookout points and forested drives that make you feel like you’re in a dream. To find the best places to experience Fall foliage near you Your North Life has highlighted some of the best places for you to view Fall foliage.  

Algonquin Park, Muskoka Lakes

Algonquin Park is the largest park in Canada and happens to be the oldest in Canada as well. Just a few hours from Barrie you can be amongst the abundance of trees and picturesque lakes. Algonquin is the perfect destination to experience some of the most beautiful topography with many hiking trails and campsites.

Lake Couchiching, Orillia Lake Country

As you drive along Lake Couchiching toward the Township of Ramara you will experience a beautiful drive filled with color along both sides of the road. Much of this side of town is older but brings out the sheer beauty of the Victorian era.

Sunnidale Arboretum, Barrie

Sunnidale Park and surrounding neighborhood is filled with beautiful tall trees that when they begin to change color it brings the most picturesque views.

Horseshow Valley Road, Springwater

In the Township of Springwater, Horseshoe Valley is a beautiful place to experience Fall foliage in Simcoe County. This region is less developed providing a wider landscape of forests and trees to experience a peaceful Fall driving tour that showcases many different colors.  

Bracebridge, Muskoka Lakes

Anywhere in Muskoka is a great place to experience Fall foliage but Bracebridge being a part of the Muskoka Lakes has many different spots to get the best views. Renting a canoe or kayak is a popular activity during Fall in this region as the Muskoka River presents the most magnificent views.

Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston

There are many different trails you can explore of all different levels of difficulty. If you would like to hike the lookout trail, its four kilometers long displaying a view of the whole park and surrounding area at the top.  

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Bradford

A beautiful spot located just 20 minutes from Barrie, where you can hike, bird watch and enjoy breathtaking views. Boasting over 300 hectares, you can explore marshlands, forests, fall foliage and so much more.

Scenic Caves Suspension Bridge, Collingwood

As you walk along the suspension bridge you will be able to admire the stunning views of Fall foliage on both sides overlooking Georgian Bay. Admission is required to walk across.

Epping Lookout, Kimberley

Found on Grey County Road 7 this lookout is best viewed later in Fall when the Beaver Valley has turned completely to solid reds and golds.

Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene

This three kilometer trail beginning at the Historic Port in Penetanguishene along the waterfront presents the most stunning views of Fall.

Fall is such a beautiful time of year in Simcoe Muskoka so get out and enjoy all the natural beauty around us. If you go to any of these places, be sure to tag us in your post @yournorthlife!

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