If you were to make a list of all the reasons fall is wonder, what would top it? The fact that Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte? Sweater weather? Turkey? All those reasons are valid, but another list topper? The beautiful fall colours. There’s a time in early October when all the trees become ablaze with bright colour, making any outdoor spot something to behold. It’s also a great reason to get outdoors and explore the wonderful nature around us. Here are some of the best spots to see fall colours in the GTA.

Forks of the Credit – Caledon


Image via @sheena_patel5 on Instagram

Just an hour outside the city, this area is mostly made up of farmer’s fields and gorgeous woodlands. There’s lots of natural beauty to take in, including the Credit River and the Cataract Falls.

Rattlesnake Point – Milton


Image via @geraldlarocque on Instagram

Rattlesnake Point is a conservation area located along the Niagara Escarpment. What does this mean? It means you’re going to get truly incredible views of the fall colours! Go for a quick hike or make a day of it!

Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Oakville


Image via @nessie1797 on Instagram

Bronte Creek National Park is a beautiful natural and agricultural site that’s great for the whole family to visit. There are lots of walking trails that will take you through the beautiful forest, as well as a 150 year old barn that’s been repurposed as a play loft for children.

Rouge Park – Toronto


Image via @pollypoothecavapoo on Instagram

This rural area is great, as it’s located within the city limits. Rogue Park offers dramatic views of the ravine, its cliffs, and most importantly – the season’s changing colours!

Oak Ridges Moraine Trail – King


Image via @virtualtravellers on Instagram

The Oak Ridges Moraine Trail can be accessed among many spots in Southern Ontario, but we’re going to focus on King Township and Aurora. In both areas a vast network of paths are available to visitors, offering a peaceful stroll through the dense and beautiful forests.