Algonquinn LakeSide


Fall At The Algonquin Lakeside Inn On Oxtongue Lake

The Algonquin Park Region has long been known for its’ stunning beauty in the Fall season. This is the time of dramatic change, and color and landscape when mother nature out reveals herself, with breathtaking scenery. Photographers both novice and professional come from far and wide for the perfect shot, be it sunrise, or sunset, mist covered lakes and panoramic views. 

Wooden dock with chairs on calm fall lake

Cavalcade of Colour: It's mostly science, mixed with a little bit of magic

Autumn in Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park may arguably be the loveliest season of the year, thanks to the annual spectacle of fall colours. Throughout the area, tree leaves change colour with the seasons but in many regions, the predominant colour scheme is a more muted yellow and gold. However, it is the vibrant fiery reds punctuating the forest canopy that make the greatest impact and that’s where Huntsville and Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park really stand out.


Catch the Canadian spirit with Back Country Tours’ Fall Color Tour! Back Country Tours’ Local professional ATV guides will show you around Algonquin Park on their automatic ATV rentals and see the Algonquin Park leaf colors. No experience necessary! All gear supplied and safety lessons are included. Drive where most people never get to go and see vivid fall colors that will make your eyes pop! See some of the best deep forest trails full of moose, deer and turkey’s. You will drive through the great Canadian Shield through mud, water and rocks! Guaranteed to be your highlight of your fall adventure or vacation. 

The temperature and cloud cover can make a big difference in a tree’s red colors from year to year and the amount of rain in a year also affects autumn leaf color. A severe drought can delay the arrival of fall colors by a few weeks. A warm, wet period during fall will lower the intensity, or brightness, of autumn colors. A severe frost will kill the leaves, turning them brown and causing them to drop early.

The best autumn colours come when there has been:

  • a warm, wet spring
  • a summer that’s not too hot or dry, and
  • a fall with plenty of warm sunny days and cool nights.
lake sunset