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Planning Your Fall Road Trip

The changing leaves of fall are the perfect reason to start planning an amazing road trip in Ontario! We’re so lucky to live in a country that experiences the four seasons and even luckier to live in a province filled with over 300 Provincial Parks to explore in the gorgeous autumn months.

Thanks to this handy Fall Colour Tracking Tool from Ontario Parks, you can keep tabs on the progress of the changing foliage in your favourite park and plan your road trip accordingly. The website is updated frequently, so check it every few days leading up to your road trip to stay up to speed on the colours in your desired areas.

Now that you’ve got a handy colour tool at your fingertips, it’s time to start prepping for the road trip! Create the perfect fall playlist with your favourite throwback songs, acoustic covers, moody jazz, and tunes from artists with immaculate fall vibes such as Bon Iver, City and Colour, Neil Young, Taylor Swift and more.

With the music sorted, it’s time to stock up on fall road trip fuel. Homemade Chex mix, sweet and salty granola bars, apple cider cookies and pumpkin-spice-anything-and-everything are fall faves that never go out of style.

While on the road, you’re probably going to take a lot of pit stops to take photos and explore trails. To make sure you stay cozy and well-prepped for the unpredictable autumn weather, it’s a good idea to layer up with a comfy hoodie, cozy socks, sturdy boots, a toasty toque, a light jacket and plenty of flannel. It wouldn’t hurt to pack a portable phone charger, too.

So, what’re you waiting for? Take your pick of a destination, round up some road trip buddies and enjoy the spectacular fall foliage that Ontario has in store for you.