Paste Magazine has listed Peterborough and the Kawarthas as the third best destination in Ontario to see the Best Fall Foliage. the top 5 are:

  1. Thousand Islands
  2. Saulte Ste. Marie
  3. Peterborough and The Kawarthas
  4. Algonquin Provincial Park
  5. Thunder Bay

For those looking to chase the changing colors of the fall, Ontario offers an array of autumnal activities. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures of harvest season and plan your weekend getaways to some of the most scenic spots just north of the border. Here are five spots in Ontario for you to visit this fall.

3. Peterborough and The Kawarthas
Stretching over Eastern Ontario, Peterborough and The Kawarthas is an Instagram-able area to explore 134 lakes and nearby forests. It is only fit for you to first explore this region by water as Peterborough is home to the largest collection of canoes and paddled watercrafts in the world at The Canadian Canoe Museum. Take a trip through the Trent-Severn Waterway to see the feats of engineering with their lift lock systems, or spend the fall days unwinding along Stony or one of the many other lakes in the area. Immerse in the fall foliage as you explore the 8.5 miles of trails through the caves housing the largest collection of Aboriginal rock carvings (known as the “Kinomagewapkong,” the teaching rocks) at Petroglyphs Provincial Park.


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