Fall Colours at Algonquin Park
Hike scenic trails as the Forest explodes in colour!
September 29, 2019
There is nothing quite as magnificent as Ontario forests in the fall!
Algonquin Park is the reason many nature loving people travel to Ontario each year. Bigger than the state of Deleware this gem of Ontario hosts over 2400 lakes and hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest!
Each autumn, as the leaves get ready to drop, they offer up a blaze of colour. It’s during the peak of this season when ActiveDays has planned our adventure to Algonquin Park!
We’ll hop aboard the Parkbus shuttle to Algonquin for a day of hiking in the most beautiful time of year. Fresh air, great views and opportunity to see wild life! This day is not to be missed.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the popularity of this destination this time of year the trails are likely to be packed! We may also experience some traffic at the West Gate.
Bring your hiking shoes, camera, and adventurous attitude, and come explore the trails of Algonquin Park.
Trail Difficulty: The Track and Tower Trail is rated as moderate to difficult. It is 7.6km long and has many up and downs. There are about 100 stairs at various points all leading to a beautiful lookout over Cache Lake.
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7:00am - Pick up at 34 Asquith Ave, just north of the Yonge and Bloor Subway stop. We recommend getting there 15 minutes early to make sure you have enough time for the bus. Please note: This trip is on a Sunday! This means the subway will not yet be open. Please arrange for alternative transportation either by bus, car or bike.
7:30am- Pick up at Major Mackenzie and Hwy 400. The pick-up point is located at the MTO carpool parking lot. The bus will pull in right beside the bus stop, located at the parking lot.
8:30am Stop at Barrie On Route for breakfast/ coffee
11:00am- Arrive at Track and Tower Trail Head in Algonquin and start hiking
11:15- 4:00pm Hike the Track and Tower Trail - experience the beauty of Fall Colours
4:15pm- 4:45- Travel to Ragged Falls Provincial Park
4:45- 5:45pm Hike and check out the rapids at Ragged Falls
6:00pm - Return to Toronto
9:00pm- Estimated return to Major Mackenzie and Hwy 400.
9:30pm- Estimated return to 34 Asquith Ave.
WHAT TO BRING
LUNCH! and snacks. Please make sure to bring something that you can eat on the side of the trail.
Water (at least 1.5L)
Hat, Bugspray, Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing- As we know, springtime in Canada can be all over the place. Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for a nice warm day or a slightly chilly rainy one, or both!
Bathing suit and Towel (optional)
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or wander off on your own adventure.
ActiveDays is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
Meet Your Guide
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting people with nature through the senses! Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!