September 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Updated: October 5, 2018 4:51 pm

Road Trip Ontario: Enjoy autumn fairs and changing fall foliage this Thanksgiving

WATCH ABOVE: Global News meteorologist Anthony Farnell previews the fall foliage season in Ontario and where you can go to see the season's most beautiful colours. (Sept. 28)

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Even though the warmer weather is starting to taper off as we settle into fall, there are still plenty of opportunities to take a road trip in Ontario.

Agricultural fairs are still being held in many towns across the province. Making this time of year more ideal for exploring are the changing colours of foliage.

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“There’s still a lot of leaves that are green, [but] there’s also a lot of colour that is starting to appear now in the last day or two — especially up towards Algonquin Park,” Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said on Sept. 28.

He said the park will likely see peak colours during the first week of October.

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Farnell suggested visiting areas near the Niagara Escarpment for those who want to take in the fall colours.

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities, here are several fairs and destinations closest to each of GlobalNews.ca’s Ontario regions to check out:

Barrie

Elmdale Fall Fair — Oct. 4 to 6

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Algonquin Park in Whitney has seen 90 per cent colour change and 10 per cent leaf fall.

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Greater Toronto Area

Woodbridge Fall Fair — Oct. 6 to 8

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Darlington Park in Bowmanville has seen 20 per cent colour change and 40 per cent leaf fall.

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Guelph and Kitchener

Erin Fair — Oct. 4 to 8

Tiverton Fair — Oct. 5 to 7

Walkerton Little Royal Fall Fair — Oct. 12 to 14

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Forks of the Credit Park in Alliston has seen 40 per cent colour change and 20 per cent leaf fall.

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Hamilton

Burford Fair — Oct. 5 to 8

Rockton World’s Fair — Oct. 5 to 8

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Bronte Creek Park in Oakville has seen 30 per cent colour change and 10 per cent leaf fall.

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Kingston

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Charleston Lake Park in Lansdowne has seen 60 per cent colour change and 20 per cent leaf fall.

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London

Brigden Fair — Oct. 5 to 8

Dorchester Fair — Oct. 6 to 8

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Long Point Park in Port Rowan has seen 30 per cent colour change and 10 per cent leaf fall.

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Ottawa

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Voyageur Park in Chute-à-Blondeau has seen 40 per cent colour change and 20 per cent leaf fall.

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Peterborough

Norwood Fall Fair — Oct. 6 to 8

Where to view the fall colours: According to the Ontario Parks Fall colour report on Oct. 5, Mark S. Burnham Park in Peterborough has seen 30 per cent colour change and zero per cent leaf fall.

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