Fall colours about to peak in Algonquin Park, Muskoka
Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:13PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:36PM EDT
This is said to be one of the best years to see fall colours in Ontario and the next two weeks will be prime time for witnessing it firsthand.
According to Muskoka Tourism, fall colours will peak in Algonquin Park between Sept. 20 to Sept. 29. Wait times to get into the park are expected to be more than three hours long.
“We're definitely early for fall colours. We’re probably tracking about a week quicker than years past right now,” says Jordan Mulligan of Muskoka Tourism.
In Muskoka, colours are approaching the 50 per cent mark. Tourism experts say the best time to see the leaves is between Sept. 23 and Oct. 1.
For some businesses, this is the busiest time of year.
“Our busiest time of the season believe it or not because of the fall colours,” says Prisca Campbell, a spokesperson with the Muskoka Wharf.
They also say some of the best spots to check out are in the Huntsville and Lake of Bays areas.