The Haliburton Highlands are a beautiful place to see the fall colours. The leaves start changing in mid-September and reach their peak in late October. There are many great places to see the fall colours in the area, and we have put together a list of some of the best ones! Whether you’re looking for a scenic drive or a hike through the woods, the Highlands has something for everyone. So pack up your car and get ready to see some amazing autumn scenery!

A quick note before the list begins, the Haliburton Highlands has a great tourism website for visitors and locals alike! You can find this resource at We highly recommend checking out the site if you’re looking for more to do throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Haliburton Village (Skyline Park, Head Lake Park, Glebe Park)

The Village is located in the heart of the Highlands, and it’s surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes. There are plenty of parks, trails, and other attractions to enjoy in-town, so if staying near civilization is your comfort zone, Haliburton Village is a great option for you!

Minden Village (Minden Boardwalk, Riverwalk, Snowdon Park)

Minden is known for its beautiful riverfront and parkland. The Minden Riverwalk is a great place to take a walk, and the views of the river are stunning in the fall. There’s also a charming boardwalk that runs through the heart of the village, and it’s a great spot to people-watch and take in the autumn scenery. If you’re looking for a longer trek, Snowdon Park is a great option.

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve

Haliburton Forest, a sustainably managed forest situated on 100,000 acres and approximately 100 lakes has beautiful colours this time of year! Be sure to get out on their amazing trail network before the business switches gears into the hunting season.

Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride

Sir Sam’s is a great spot to check out fall colours and partake in winter sports (once the snow arrives, of course). In fact, this local attraction is hosting a Halloween event on October 29th of this year. For more details on this great opportunity to see some fall colours, check out their website!

Provincial Parks (Silent Lake / Algonquin Park)

Finally, if you’re outdoorsy and enjoy camping, we highly recommend Silent Lake and Algonquin Provincial Park as options for enjoying fall colours! Both parks are rich with foliage, trails, and opportunities to enjoy this beautiful season.


Some of these places offer short-term accommodation in tents or cabins, but if you’re looking for long-term, be sure to check out Trillium Team’s available listings! Or, simply give us a call or an email to discuss real estate options in the Haliburton Highlands!