This feature is Part 6 of 6 of our “Escape the City” series, presented with SAIL – your outdoor equipment store.

Part 1: Discover These Camping Spots near Toronto

Part 2: Camping Hacks You Need To Try

Part 3: 5 Hikes with Amazing Views to Go On This Summer

Part 4: 5 Outdoor Adventures to Try This Summer

Part 5: The Best Places to Experience Fall Colours Near Toronto

In case you haven’t heard, fall is a great time of year to take a drive around Ontario.

There are lots of great drives in the Ontario area, and Muskoka is definitely one of them.  Driving the winding roads while you take in the fall foliage is a truly spectacular experience.

And, if you’re in the area for the weekend, you have to check out the must-see spots..there are lots of them! So many that the Township of Muskoka Lakes has created the “View the Lakes Muskoka Chair Tour”. They’ve scattered 10 Muskoka Chairs across the region, and each of them mark a must-see spot.

Here are just a few of the spots where you can kick back, relax, and take in the view:

Huckleberry Rock Lookout

Huckleberry Rock has been well known locally for over 100 years as a wonderful scenic lookout. Rocks on this trail are some of the oldest in the world, well over a billion years old. The view from here is a must-see.


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Port Sandfield Swing Bridge

Located on the point of the Port Sandfield Swing Bridge Dock, the view of Lake Joseph and iconic Muskoka cottages is waiting for you!



Hardy Lake Provincial Park

This park has some of the best trails in Muskoka. They’re well marked and offer amazing vistas of Hardy Lake and Lake Muskoka. Head left from the parking lot and find the chair on the south shore of Hardy Lake.




See all of these spots and more when you take a drive through picturesque Muskoka!


Here’s a tip: to get the most out of your experience, plan your trip when the fall colours are at their best. The specific dates change from year to year based on a number of factors, but here are some general timeframes to consider:

  • Early fall colour viewing opportunities: September 24 – September 30
  • Peak maple fall colour viewing opportunities: October 1 – October 12
  • Peak golden encore (aka your last chance) fall colour viewing opportunities: October 13 – 21

Wherever your adventure takes you, make sure you’re equipped with the right gear. Visit your local SAIL store for all your outdoor needs.

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