100% – Leaf Fall: 80% // Predominant colours: Red, Orange
*Ontario Parks report date Oct. 15
*note this park is extremely busy making parking difficult and social distancing as well.
Best viewing : With the recent wind and rain, the crowns of trees are showing bare branches in many areas, and a few trees have lost their leaves entirely. From a distance, bare trees will appear as gray/brown patches. The dominant colour of remaining leaves is yellow as the birch, aspen and tamarack trees are turning a rich yellow and really starting to shine. You can still find good pockets of colour in the understory of the trees, with a few patches of orange and reds remaining. There is now an impressive carpet of fallen leaves on the forest floor.
100% – Leaf Fall: 70% // Predominant colours: Yellow, Orange
Ontario Parks report date Oct. 19 from Killbear Park
Best viewing : Lots of vibrant red and orange trees throughout the park, especially near wetlands. While peak colour is usually the week leading up to Thanksgiving, it might be a bit earlier this year. Our beech trees hold on to their leaves until late October, adding a golden glow to late fall camping at Killbear. Best places for viewing are Lookout Point Trail, along the Eddie Ramsay Parkway and the Recreation Trail.
90% – Leaf Fall: 20% // Predominant colours: Red Orange
Ontario Parks report date Oct. 20 from Wasaga Beach
100% – Leaf Fall: 50% // Predominant colours: Yellow, Orange
Ontario Parks report date Oct. 15 from Silent Lake
Best viewing : All trails offer good viewing of fall colours. The lookout on the Bonnie’s Pond trail is a favorite spot to view the lake from an elevated perspective.
Midland | Penetanguishene
100% – Leaf Fall: 50% // Predominant colours: Pops of red, yellow and orange
Ontario Parks report date Oct. 19 from Awenda Park
From Ontario Parks: The park is officially past peak and the weekend rains have knocked off quite a few leaves. There is still some good colour along the park road. The campground is officially closed for the season but we remain open for day use. Park and pay at the Trail and Activity Centre.