COE HILL — Just in time for Thanksgiving, it looks like the fall colours are starting to arrive with gusto in the area.
Here’s the Oct. 9 eastern Ontario report on the turning of the leaves from the ontariotravel.net:
The Algonquin Park area is an extremely popular fall colour destination with colours now at Peak along with about 30% leaf fall. Bright red and orange are the dominant colours. An ideal viewing location, this weekend, is the view from the observation deck at the world class Algonquin Park visitor centre.
The many hiking trails off Highway 60 offer a great fall colour experience. Ragged Falls, just off highway 60 outside the west gate of Algonquin, also offers an ideal viewing location during the colour season.
Central Ontario Region
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The colour in the Ottawa region has now advanced to an 80% change, with very vibrant colours being reported along with about 10% leaf fall. The Queen Elizabeth Drive and Colonel By drive along the Rideau Canal are great places for viewing at this time.
Eastern Ontario Region
The Cornwall area is reporting a 70% colour change with dominant colours being orange and yellow. The Brockville region is slow to turn this year with a 40% colour change and lots of green for contrast. The Highway 2 area is offering a nice fall colour drive, as well as Hwy 13 and County Road 15.
The Belleville and Prince Edward County area, in particular the drive along Highway 33, is now showing some nice colour and a 30% change.
We are starting to see some nice colour in the Kawartha Lakes region with a 50% colour change. There are pockets of bright red and orange, in and around Peterborough. The Pembroke area is reporting PEAK colour. The region always offers some outstanding fall colour viewing. Highways 60, 62, 515,512, 514 and County Road 64 will be especially outstanding over the weekend.