Image – Bear Lake Area

If you needed another reason to visit the Haliburton Highlands come visit during the fall season and enjoy the stunning colours.

There are so many ways to experience the majestic beauty of the Maple, Aspen & Tamarack as they transform the forest canopy into a blazing sea of red, orange and yellows.  Try our many hiking trails, lookouts, a walk in the Clouds or by water on our water trails.

Fall Colour Update


  Colour Change Leaf Fall Date Reported Comments
Dorset Lookout Tower  5%  5% September 16, 2022 just at the start of its transition into Fall. Greens are more yellow, leaves are underfoot and the change has begun.
Algonquin Park  40%  10% September 23, 2022  
Oxtongue Lake  20%  20% September 21, 2022 The entire length of the short trail leading to the top of the falls shows spectacular colours. The view from the top of the waterfalls is the best view.
Eagle Lake – Sir Sam’s   18%  0% September 21, 2022   check out Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike Live Cams – Time Tunnel Cam – or the – Kingston Road Cam
Minden Village 35% 10% September 26, 2022 … the yellows and reds are splashing the sides of the hills…
Haliburton Village 5% 5% September 15, 2022 The very first splashes of autumn colour are starting to appear in Glebe Park… Haliburton Museum
Haliburton Forest – Kennisis Lake  15%  5% September 19, 2022 Shorelines, edges of openings and lookouts provide a great mix of colours right now (greens, oranges, yellows & reds). Walking, driving & biking through the woods is still be very green. Haliburton Forest
Benoir Lake / Southern Algonquin Park  5%  1% September 16, 2022 Still mostly green… Be sure to visit left Deep Roots Adventure and Gaia’s Den
Silent Lake  30%  10% September 25, 2022  
Moore Falls 15% 0% September 21, 2022 just at the start of its transition from summer to fall. It is currently still overwhelmingly green… at The Rockcliffe
Snowdon Park 7% 5% September 21, 2022 Mostly red and yellow right now.. the sugar made in the leaves this summer is heading to the roots to be stored for the winter and awakened in the spring as sap for the new leaves…round and round we go…… at Wintergreen


These dates are our best guess for when to see the fall colours this year. Please note, these are just educated guesses based on historical trends. There are many factors that affect when the fall colours will be best for viewing, and these conditions and dates may change slightly from year to year.


  • Early fall colour viewing opportunities: September 14 – September 30
  • Peak maple fall colour viewing opportunities: October 1 – October 12
  • Peak golden encore fall colour viewing opportunities: October 13 – 21

Nothing like a road trip and Feeling the Wind in your Hair

Weather by car or motorcycle, enjoy the majestic views from the side of the road.

We can fix your hunger while you are visiting

Many of our local restaurants and kitchens have delicious options for taking-out, dining-in and enjoying a patio.

With the fall season also here that means it is harvest season… be sure to visit one of our local marketsplaces.

Also check out our Feast ON certified restaurant, as well as our 2 local Breweries, you’re going to be amazed…



Why not stay overnight and be able to see more of the highlands

Create your own oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle and safely enjoy the space & freedom the Haliburton Highlands has to offer.  Enjoy a truly Canadian cottage experience throughout our vast region at one of our many places to stay.

Dorset, Halls Lake & Oxtongue Area

Buttermilk Falls

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Best ways to experience the fall colours:

Eagle Lake, West Guilford & Village of Haliburton Area

Haliburton Highlands Golf Course

Best places to view the fall colours:

Best ways to experience the fall colours:

Gooderham, Harcourt & Village of Wilberforce area

Silent Lake Provincial Park

Best places to view the fall colours:

Best ways to experience the fall colours:

  • With over 70 lake & over 30 public water access points you can find someway to go every day during this fall season, just ask Deep Roots Adventure
  • Still time to create family memories while searching for treasure, learn more about Geocaching Capital of Canada
  • Two of the best spots for satisfying your hunger are South Algonquin Dinner in Wilberforce and Algonquin Cookhouse in Harcourt
  • Experience a guided shamanic journey which combines the outer natural landscape of lush forests & waterfalls with our inner landscaper at Spirit of the Waterfall
  • Explore the rich minerals deposits, unique geological features, and rugged autumn landscapes of the area while enjoying the great hospitality and fine folk of the Highlands
  • If you are driving around looking at the colours why not see if you can find these four ghost towns

Village of Minden & surrounding Area

Panorama Park – Lookout

Best places to view the fall colours:

Best ways to experience the fall colours:

  • Unique to the world, visit the Minden Hills Cultural Centre and find the Art, History and Nature that tells a story and has a large Andre Lapine collection…
  • Minden Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday 10am to 2pm until Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Find a Walking trail around town and discover a boardwalk in the middle of the village that takes you through a beautiful wetland
  • Exceptional golf at Gull River Golf Club or Blairhampton, two of the area’s top courses
  • See the colours from the water. Kayak and SUP board rentals are available at Algonquin Outfitters & AO Boatwerks while you try for hand on the quiet Gull river through town or the adventure of the Minden Whitewater Preserve

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