Nature will soon be bursting with color and inviting us out to play. We’ve picked out some relaxing fall getaways— each nearby a stunning body of water. With pristine lakes or flowing rivers, you’ll get your fall foliage fix alongside serene waterscapes, whether you’re bouncing along full throttle on a water raft, sitting peacefully on a dock or waiting for a tug on the fishing line.
When it comes to places to stay, there’s a wealth of vacation rentals available. We have fall getaways, from cozy lakeside cabins to welcoming modern homes. Find your perfect space to celebrate the new season in style. Here are 5 destinations where scenery is the star of the show, with vivid shades of the fall foliage.
Cecebe Charm F415 | Cecebe Lake, Near Magnetawan, Ontario
This luxury 4-bedroom cottage located between Burks Falls and Magnetawan in the beautiful Almaguin Highlands area offers year-round activities for families who enjoy spending time outdoors.
Chutes N’ Ladders F287 | Lake Vernon, Near Huntsville, Ontario
This 5-bedroom three-level cottage is a Hiker’s Haven. Strategically placed at the top of a large, tree-covered hill, the view from this cottage is nothing short of breathtaking.
Hawksfield Cottage F368 | Black Lake, Near Bala, Ontario
This family friendly 4-bedroom cottage is located in classic cottage country. Enjoy the screened in sunroom and lower level wood stove perfect for curling up on a chilly Fall afternoon.
Sundown F375 | Eagle Lake, near South River, Ontario
This newly built 3-bedroom cottage offers a breath-taking view of the trees, yard, lake and sunset views. Mikisew Provincial Park is across Eagle Lake and offers a beautiful sandy beach and hiking trails. Eagle Lake is also excellent for fishing and ice fishing for bass, pickerel, pike, perch and whitefish.
When to Stay
Early fall colour viewing opportunities: September 24 – September 30
Peak maple fall colour viewing opportunities: October 1 – October 12
Peak golden encore fall colour viewing opportunities: October 13 – 21
Want to know when the leaves start to change?
Every year is different. Ontario Parks has a great Fall Colours Guide. See Ontario Parks for an up-to date Fall Colour Report https://www.ontarioparks.com/fallcolour