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Fall Colour Tour Through Southern Georgian Bay

Fall Colours at Ontario Parks

The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario. Different parks experience the changing colours at different times, so be sure to check the report before heading out.

As of October 1st

Craigleith – Report Date : October 1, 2018
Dominant Colour : Yellow
Colour Change : 30 – Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : View the Niagara Escarpment from the park or a short drive to the Len Gertler/Loree Forest.

Wasaga Beach – Report Date : October 2, 2018
Dominant Colour : Green
Colour Change : 40 – Leaf Fall : 10
Best viewing : As of October 2nd we are beginning to see some color changes within Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. The best areas for viewing are on the beach where you can take in a panoramic view of the colours around the bay and in the back dunes area.

As of October 2nd our Escarpment Parks; Pretty River Valley, Noisy River, Devils Glen, Nottawasaga Lookout, and Duncan Escarpment, are at about 70% colour change with peak viewing likely to take place this weekend.

Blue Mountain Fall Drive Route

 

ROUTE 1 (1.5 hours) Thornbury to Blue Mountain Village

ROUTE 1 (1.5 hours) Thornbury to Blue Mountain Village

  • Start in Thornbury on the main street where Hwy26 meets Bruce St. (Grey Rd.13)
  • Turn left and head south to Clarksburg (now Marsh St.– also Grey Rd.13) (2km)
  • Continue along Grey Rd.13 past Heathcote towards Kimberley (16.8 km)
  • Look for sign for Beaver Valley Cidery on your left.
  • Retrace back along Grey Rd. 13 (heading north 3.1km)
  • Turn right on Grey Rd. 119 and head east to Ravenna (10.4km)
  • Enjoy great views of the Beaver Valley, Georgian Bay and on to Banks (5.5km)
  • Continue East past Scenic Caves down the Escarpment to the roundabout (7.6km)
  • Stay right in the roundabout to catch Grey Rd. 19 into Collingwood (6.2km) or
  • Stay left in the roundabout to take Grey Rd.19 into Blue Mountain Village (1.6km)

ROUTE 2 (1 hour) Collingwood – Blue Mountain Village

ROUTE 2 (1 hour) Collingwood – Blue Mountain Village

  • Start in Collingwood on First Street (Hwy 26). Travel west along Hwy26.
  • Turn left at the Craigleith Heritage Depot (Grey Rd. 19) (9.7km)
  • Drive along the base of the ski hills and Blue Mountain Village until you arrive at the Roundabout (3.3km)
  • Follow signage to head uphill toward Scenic Caves (Grey Rd.119) (3.4km)
  • Continue straight on to Banks (4.5km)
  • Turn right at Banks (4th Line/Sideroad 21) and follow along past Loree Forest (Bruce Trail access point) to Victoria Corners (Grey Rd 2) (8.7km)
  • Watch for the vineyards! (Georgian Hills Vineyard)
  • Turn right, head down the hill to Clark St.–just before Hwy 26 (8.8km)
  • Turn left to go into Clarksburg and and on to Thornbury (2.0km) or
  • Continue straight to Hwy 26, turning right, then right again at the Craigleith Heritage Depot, to return to Blue Mountain Village (16.7km)