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Muskoka’s fall foliage: 4 hiking trails to enjoy the show

Blog by Susan Brown | June 1st, 2017

It’s one of the last things many of us look forward to before hunkering down to the reality of the upcoming winter: Autumn. The crisp air, the sweaters we wrap ourselves in, and the colours that surround us make this time of year a favourite. And Muskoka in the fall is quite simply spectacular. Any road you travel will be bursting with colour, but why not really envelop yourself in nature’s finest and take advantage of all the trails in the area to hike and walk through while you soak up the last of the season?

Here are 4 totally spectacular trails to enjoy fabulous fall foliage:

1. Algonquin Park

Can you imagine a place with more to offer in fabulous fall foliage than Algonquin Park? Lookout and Centennial Trails offer great views, and the Barron Canyon Trail’s 1.5 km loop leads to a cliff-side lookout over the fiery trees and the awe-inspiring 100-metre canyon below.

2. Arrowhead Provincial Park

Arrowhead Provincial Park’s trails are easily accessed from Hwy 11 just north of Huntsville and are great for taking in the fall colours. Beaver Meadow Trail is a popular trail for hiking, and at 3 km it’s a perfect length. But if you really want a wow factor, take the Stubbs Falls Trail, and you’ll see the waterfalls and the pretty Little East River.

3. Huntsvill

The Avery trail is a short trail for hiking, but it leads through a forest of massive old-growth trees and at the east end of Fairy Lake is Grandview Inn Resort with its 15km of beautiful trails. Just grab a map and you’re off!

4. Lake of Bays

Just off Hwy 35 on Route 21 is the Bondi Village Resort, which boasts 8 km of hiking trails of varying challenge that offer truly beautiful views of Lake of Bays. In the winter months their 16 km of cross-country ski trails are incredibly popular, as well.

Muskoka at any time of year is spectacular, but fall is one of the best times to really enjoy the bounty of trees that surround us in this verdant land. So lace up your boots and get hiking; there are only a few more weeks to enjoy this incredible show before it ends and we welcome the snow and all it has to offer.