Where to See Fall Foliage In and Near Ottawa

This year, I am invested in seeing and capturing as many places in and around Ottawa with fall foliage as possible. I gave myself a “to-do” list of where to go and scheduled it in my calendar to make sure I wasn’t planning other things. This week has started to become prime fall foliage cover in and around Ottawa and I wanted to share a few places I’ve been (and will be visiting).

Fall is my favourite time of year, even though it’s a whirlwind of trying to cram as much in as possible before the cold hits here in Ottawa. I look forward to the fall colours every year and this year has been no exception!

The best tool to see how the colours are doing is a Google search for “Place + Fall Foliage Map”. Day trips from Ottawa include Ontario Parks, upstate New York and Quebec. I wrote a small post on what I wanted to do in Ottawa and I included a few places within the City to check out the colours. Here’s my round-up of the best places to visit in and around Ottawa to experience fall.

1. In Ottawa: Hog’s Back Falls, Rideau Canal, Major’s Hill Park, Parliament Hill, Arboretum

 

2.Β Gatineau Park: Fall Rapsody has started and my favourite fall hikes are: Pink Lake, King Mountain, Meech Lake, Carbide Wilson Ruins

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Pink Lake from Above

3. Hikes with great lookouts: Eagle’s Nest, Rock Dunder, Barron Canyon Trail, Champlain Lookout

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Eagles Nest

4. Day Trips from Ottawa: Adirondacks, Lake Placid, Calabogie, Mont St. Marie, Mont Tremblant

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Cobble Hill Lookout
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Driving through the Adirondacks
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Lake Placid

A few interesting ways to see the fall foliage are: Calabogie chairlift, Biplane Adventure, Fall Rapsody bus shuttle, bike along the canal, helicopter ride

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Calabogie Chairlift
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Biplane Adventure
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Biplane Adventure

Where are your favourite places to see the fall colours in Ottawa or within a day’s drive?

2 thoughts on “Where to See Fall Foliage In and Near Ottawa

  1. Okay WOW what a great post filled with amazing pictures and awesome suggestions!! Have done most of these but 100% adding the rest to my list. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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