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Friday, September 29, 2017

This epic boardwalk is the ultimate fall hike in Ontario

If you’re looking for a chance to see some gorgeous fall colours, it pays to seek out the most scenic trails in Ontario. This trek through Algonquin's stunning wilderness might be one of the best places to absorb autumn's splendour. A post shared by jana🍌 (@jana_b_ananas) on Oct 1, 2014 at 2:16pm PDT The magnificent Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail is located just off the Highway 60 corridor, which is famous for its brilliant displays of fall colours. The 1.5 kilometre routes snakes through some of the most beautiful terrain in the park. A post shared by Steven (@skateburderr) on Aug 30, 2016 at 11:52am PDT While the changing leaves are obviously a huge attraction each autumn, visitors can also admire the small, sheltered ponds, and spruce bogs for which the trail is named. A post shared by Sara Bistretzan (@boardandbean) on Sep 10, 2017 at 7:32am PDT One of the best parts of the boardwalk trail is its length. Under two kilometres, it can be completed by even the most amateur of hikers. It's also wheelchair accessible for the entire length. A post shared by Julia Nichols (@julianicholsphoto) on Sep 10, 2017 at 7:34pm PDT The luckiest of visitors may even catch a glimpse of some local non-migratory birds while hiking, like the Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Blue Jay, and woodpeckers. With Algonquin's fall colours already reaching their peak, a jaunt up to this great spot is sure to offer some of the most epic views in the park, especially in the sections where the trail departs from the heavy pines that surround it and you get wider vistas of the majestic wilderness. And, while you're in Algonquin, why not drop by this other stunning trail? The Fire Tower Trail is about half the length, and has a fantastic wooden lookout. This route features a series of self-guides tours that explore the history of fire towers in the park.

by Michael Ott via blogTO

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