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Top 5 Spots in and Around Toronto To See The Fall Foliage Turn

Can’t get away out of the city, but don’t want to miss the beautiful Autumn foliage. Here are five great spots in and around Toronto to catch the turning in all it’s glory.

Toronto Islands

Toronto Islands are several islands located just off of downtown Toronto. One fast Ferry ride over make them a nice, convenient escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and in the fall, gorgeous autumn foliage makes it a perfect destination for a romantic walk along it’s Boardwalk, or packing a picnic for the whole family.

In mid-October, the Toronto Island ferry changes over to it’s winter hours and only docks at Ward’s Island, so check the schedule for travel times. With Centre Island being the largest draw for visitors in the summer, it is still open, but you will have to walk a couple of kilometers in-order to get there. With Ward’s Island being mainly residential, roaming it’s pretty streets you’ll discover all of the winders and beauty of living on the Island.

Although many of the Island attractions will be closed in October, the walk is a glorious one and your reward will not only be the Beautiful Fall foliage, but unbelievable views of the Toronto skyline.

Bluffer’s Park

Bluffer’s Park, Located at Brimley Rd at the lakefront is home to fantastic nature trails, beautiful beach, marina and other facilities for visitors along the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs along the shores of Lake Ontario.

The Bluffs (Scarborough), rise 65 m above the water and the Bluffs stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto, to East Point Park in the east. The Scarborough Bluffs are a significant geological feature. A result from the accumulation of sedimentary deposits over 12,000 years ago. Formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario the Views from the West end at Bluffers Park deliver a dramatic backdrop for fall foliage viewing and the perfect photo opportunity.

Don Valley

The Don Valley is one of the best places to see the changing fall colours here in the city. From Pottery Road, following the Don River, the path has level access and a paved surface.

Home to Evergreen Brick Works nestled in the centre, you can grab some fresh baked bread, Organic Fruits and Veggies and then make your way along one of the valley’s many pathways.

High Park

High Park is located on the west side of downtown Toronto between Lakeshore and Bloor Street West. Its location makes it easily accessible by public transit.

One of Toronto’s most popular parks which boasts views of Lake Ontario and Grenadier Pond. It’s home to a Carolinian forest, gardens, mature oak trees, hiking trails, and an amazing variety of butterflies, migratory birds, and other wildlife.

If that’s not enough High Park offers visitors facilities including an off-leash dog-park, eateries, playgrounds, and parking.

Humber Valley

The Humber Valley has a large number of parks that line its banks from Lake Ontario north  to Steeles Avenue. Some favourites include, Humber Marshes Park, Lambton Park, Raymore, Étienne Brule Park, and Summerlea Park.

While hiking along the Humber River, Deer are a common sight and see the salmon jumping and swimming upstream. the view of the bright coloured trees and the crisp fall air hitting your skin is a perfect way to enjoy the Autumn in our amazing city.

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