There are plenty of close-range options for connecting with nature as we move into the fall months. Toronto is home to some incredible green spaces to watch the leaves change. We’ve picked a few of our favourites from across the city.
Hike to the Buffalo Crag for an incredible view of the changing leaves in Milton’s beloved Rattlesnake Point. Make sure to check out the thousand year old cedars on your hike as well. Rattlesnake Point is a staple for many athletic types, including rock climbers and yogis.
High Park is famous for the cherry blossoms but have you ever done an autumn walkthrough? Enjoy the changing seasons within the city by foot or bike. There are many trails to explore, wildlife to encounter and scenic displays all around.
A Scarborough staple, Rouge Park offers a gorgeous view of changing seasons. Walk along the beautiful Rouge River trail and experience the green, orange, yellow and red colourscape in front of you.
What better place to see the changing leaves than an arboretum, or a tree collective. This city gem is home to fantasy-like trails with gorgeous wildflowers, trees, and unique creatures.
Located in the east end, Glen Stewart Ravine is a lesser known space with an amazing trail to explore. Glen Stewart Ravine is filled with interesting fungi, wild berries and plenty of wildlife along the way. If you are looking for a new place to walk your dog, this is a great option.
- Kelso Conservation Area
Skip the hike altogether and see the fall foliage from the comfort of Kelso Conservation Area’s chairlift ride! Milton is stunning year round, but seeing the leaves change in autumn can’t be beat. It costs under $10 to ride roundtrip.
What is your favourite Toronto area spot to witness the seasons change? Comment below.