One of the best parts about living in our area is the spectacular views when autumn arrives and the colours begin to change. Here are a few amazingly scenic spots you need to visit this fall. Your instagram feed will thank you!
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
The Bala Cranberry Festival is cancelled for 2020, but you can still take part in some of the activities normally offered at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery. Harvest time runs until October 31st, and they’re still offering wagon rides, wine tastings, hiking trails and even the cranberry plunge! Definitely worth the drive to Bala.
Dorset Fire Tower
Just off Highway 35, north of the village of Dorset, is where you’ll find the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower. The original tower was built in 1922, and was 25 metres high. The observation deck is now 142 metres above Lake of Bays, and give you one of the most incredible views in all of Muskoka!
Lion’s Lookout in Huntsville is one spot with two incredible vantage points. One way you overlook the beautiful town of Hunstville, and the other way you have a perfect view of Fairy Lake. Either way, it’s breathtaking!
The Bala Falls connect Lake Muskoka and Georgian Bay with a stunning display of fast-moving water. Come for the falls, stay for the charming, picturesque town.
Group Of Seven Outdoor Gallery
The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery is a free public art experience spread between Hunstville, Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park. This outdoor gallery is a fun take on a driving tour. Most of the murals are in downtown Huntsville and can be explored on foot, but you will defintely want to hop in your vehicle to explore the rest of the murals in surrounding communities and in Algonquin Park.
Sunnidale Park & Arborteum
This 15-acre park in the north end of Barrie is often overlooked but make no mistake, when the leaves start to turn Sunnidale Park can hold it’s own against any Muskoka scenery. It’s also home to a beautiful 1.3 mile walking trail that we highly recommend!
Awenda Provincial Park
Awenda Provincial Park is located on the shores of Georgian Bay, on the northern tip of the Penetanguishene peninsula. Awenda offers a huge selection of hiking trails, for all different skill levels and experience. We don’t like to play favourites, but the views from the Wendat Trail are tough to top!
Wye Marsh Wildlife Center
Wye Marsh is located in Midland, and this stunning nature reserve has over 25 kilometres of trails that can be enjoyed year round. It’s spectacular any time of year, but particularly in the fall. And don’t forget to check out the beaver dams!