Fall Colours in York Region


Warmer temperatures may have had us confused for a week or so, but Mother Nature waits for no one. While we were experiencing some warmer weather, the leaves already plotted their course and were well on their way to changing into those lively and beautiful yellows, reds and oranges that we love. While Fall fashion and everything pumpkin flavoured is so popular, so are some of views in and around York Region to see the miracle that is changing seasons.

Here are some of our favourite places to see the Fall foliage, we hope we aren’t too late!

1. Rouge National Urban Park: Experience the natural colours of the fall season with the 2017 Fall Walks Festival in Rouge National Urban Park.

In collaboration with OPG Biodiversity, and Toronto and Region Conservation, join us for a full week of fun and fascinating outings with our guided walk leaders and guest educators. Learn more about biodiversity and cultural and agricultural heritage right here in the GTA. The event also includes walks tailored to families with small children ages 3 to 12. One walk each morning at 10 a.m. from Tuesday Oct. 3 to Friday Oct. 6, and eight walks per day at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. over the Thanksgiving long weekend. There will also be a special bonus walk on Sunday Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here for more details.

2. Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area & Kortright Centre for Conservation & Boyd Conservation Area:

Come spend a day with the family at these conservation areas, all managed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Go hiking through the natural woodland trails of these parks — each one offering unique and exciting adventures. Catch a glimpse of natural wildlife, admire the beautiful flora and fauna and take in the beauty of the changing seasons. You’ll want to take your camera! If you’re looking for a little more adventure, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of nature at Treetop Trekking at Bruce’s Mill. Experience these scenic locations from a whole new perspective as you zipline through the trees!

3. York-Durham Line:

If you’re in the mood for a nice drive, the York-Durham Line is a great place to see the beautiful countryside that separates York Region and Durham Region. your other option is taking a ride on the York Durham Heritage Railway, although most if not all of the Fall train rides may be fully booked or sold out.

4. Rolling Hills of King:

The rolling hills of King and the stunning rural concession roads provide an excellent landscape and urban escape for cyclists at any level ​of expertise. The picturesque countryside and farm landscape makes for pleasurable viewing of the fall colours! We also love the drive through King-Vaughan Road, such a beautiful sight!
King Township is part of the Greenbelt Route, and is part of the 59 kilometer York Loop.   Download a full map of the Greenbelt Route here.

5. Lakefront Driving:

With serene waterfront within York Region, take a moment to take it all in with the surrounding colours of nature through Lake Simcoe. Drive through Lake Drive as you see the glistening Lake and surrounding trees start to change colour. You can also spend a day at Lake Wilcox Park in Richmond Hill to enjoy the colours of Fall while staring at Lake Wilcox. Bring your cameras!