Autumn is a season of vibrant colours, with gorgeous displays of orange, red, and yellow. It is the perfect season to get outdoors and enjoy the wonders of nature, while taking in some of the natural beauty the season has to offer. London Ontario has many locations that offer spectacular views of the array of colour that comes with the season. Here are some of our favourite outdoor places to enjoy the fall scenery.
If you are looking for a simple meandering hike through the forest where you can fully appreciate the colours, the Kains Woods Trail is the perfect location! The 5 KM walk takes visitors through the diverse forest that runs along the Thames River and offers picturesque views of the fall colours all along the river bank. It is a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors while taking in the vast canvas of spectacular colours featured this fall.
Westminster Ponds/ Pond Mills
Located South of Commissioners Road, this natural area is comprised of five large kettle ponds and a beaver pond surrounded by lowland and upland habitats. The hike is a little more challenging, with varying terrains, but the views of the colours surrounding the ponds make it worth the effort! The Westminster Ponds, or Ponds Mills Conservation Area, offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a day in the outdoors, while enjoying the fall colours that surround the ponds.
Take in the fall colours this year from a completely different perspective, enjoying them from high above the ground at Boler Mountain Treetop Adventure Park. This challenging ropes course will allow you to see the autumn colours up close and from a unique angle! Get your heart racing, enjoy the outdoors, and take in the colours from the treetops this fall.
This fall, discover the natural beauty within the city and enjoy the fall colours on your bike! The Springbank Park Trail is part of a network of off-road cycling paths that run throughout the city. Biking enthusiasts can enjoy over 330 KM of trails, lanes, and pathways, some of which offer gorgeous scenery in the fall. Spend some time enjoying the freedom of biking while taking in the gorgeous array of colours that come with the season.
Medway Valley Heritage Forest
With 10.6 KM of winding trails that follow the banks of Medway Creek, Medway Valley Heritage Forest offers the perfect setting for enjoying the contrast between deciduous and coniferous trees in the fall. The mixed forest offers the perfect canvas of green, gold, red, and hues of orange, making it the ideal location to enjoy the fall colours.
London Ontario is home to many natural landscapes, perfect for enjoying the fall colours with your family or friends. Whether you challenge yourself to a view from a high ropes course, enjoy the colours while riding your bike, or simply take a stroll on a nicely landscaped path, London is the perfect location for enjoying the gorgeous array of colours that come with the season. For more ideas on where to enjoy the fall colours, visit the Medallion Blog.