It’s that time of the year. Fall is slowly coming to Toronto; it’s time to exchange those flip flops for sips of pumpkin spice and a sweater especially at night. It is also time for our traditional fall hike. Every year, my teen and I head out for a long hike on Thanksgiving Monday. We love taking in mother nature, especially when she is so full of colour!
So where is the are the best places to experience fall colours in all their glory in the Toronto area? I have some favourites. Here are the five best places:
1. High Park
Over the past few years, High Park has been our favourite place to go for a hike. We climb down the stairs on the west side of the park and follow the creek towards the lake. We then often head over to the High Park Zoo. My teen loves the ducks! I am sure we will see them again on Monday.
2. Bluffers Park
Some years ago, we lived in Scarborough, and both of us loved this park. This park combines with Rouge Park to give you 40 km of trails to explore, but we love the change of colours right along the cliffs. They are beautiful to behold.
3. Riverdale Farm
We love this farm, and when my now teen was little, we spent many hours at this park. We love that their is a working farm right here in the city. There is lots of history to explore in this area, and the Don Valley is just a short walk away.
4. Don Valley Brick Works
We love the Evergreen Brick Works Community Centre for the history it provides but loves the views and trails in this area even more! There are so many great trails and so many great vistas from which to take that perfect fall photo shot.
5. Humber Valley
The Humber River is quickly becoming a favourite place of mine. It has parks all the way from the Lakeshore all the way up to Steeles. This series of parks makes for a great day of hiking, vistas, and beauty. We are currently in love with the Humber Marshes Park right now.
Let me know if you decide to take a hike in or outside the city; there are so many great places to take in the views.