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Camping in the Fall

Camping in the Fall

There’s no better place than Northern Ontario to go Camping in the Fall

Even though Hartley Bay Marina closes on October 31st, fall camping is still a terrific option. 

Nothing beats fall in Northern Ontario for camping in the fall. Northern Ontario has the nicest fall weather. Big, bright blue skies. Ontario's autumn offers crisp air, magnificent landscape, and the ideal setting for outdoor adventures.

Autumn has arrived, and the trees have begun to shed their summer garb in favour of brighter colours of orange, red, and yellow. The most vibrant fall colours, including red, yellow, and orange, reflect off motionless, tranquil lakes. Cool days spent hiking, fishing, and exploring are followed by the call of cosy fireside evenings. 

Mid-September to mid-November in Ontario is the best time to see fall colours. Ontario's fall colours may be among the prettiest in Canada because there are so many sites to see them! Whether you're hoping for an adrenaline rush or a pumpkin-spiced retreat, fall in Ontario provides practically limitless options. and Even though Hartley Bay Marina closes on October 31st, there is no better time than now to rediscover Ontario camping in the fall.

How to Have Fun Fall Camping at Hartley Bay Marina 

Fall camping in Ontario is a must-do, so bring your hot chocolate and cosy sweaters. There is a backcountry experience (both hike- and paddle-in) and vehicle camping option for everyone. Cool fall nights make campfires even more appealing, and the greatest part is that there aren't any pests to worry about.

When planning your trip, be sure to verify the dates because some campgrounds are available all year long while others are only accessible during certain seasons.

You'll find nearby activities that are suitable for day excursions, weekend getaways, and weeklong vacations. Make your selections to build the ideal fall bucket list and enjoy this spectacular season to the fullest. In Ontario, the fall is by far the finest time to go camping.

Hiking: Get your heart rate up while seeing the picturesque fall scenery on one of Ontario's many hiking routes. There are options for whatever the day requires, from simple to more difficult.

View wildlife: Autumn is a fantastic time of year to observe wildlife. Many animals, including bears, become more active around this time as they complete their winter preparations. Animals will also be simpler to identify among the trees when the leaves start to fall. While exploring the province's unspoiled environment, keep an eye out for moose, lynx, beavers, deer, black bears, otters, and other wildlife.

Birdwatching: Birdwatchers, rejoice! In the fall, Ontario offers a wealth of chances for bird viewing. You will be treated to breathtaking displays of birds migrating south to their winter habitats, including the yellow warbler and blue-winged teal. The best places to see turkeys are in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Gaze at the stars: Look up, take a deep breath, and allow yourself to be amazed as you encounter the night sky without the glare of the city. Autumn is one of the greatest times to observe the stars since the sky will be even more visible when the leaves start to fall from the trees. In addition, each season offers a distinct perspective of the stars and planets.

Paddle to a backcountry location in French River Provincial Park. There are many spots to go canoeing in Ontario, so grab your paddle and get out on the lake. Select from established canoe routes on lakes, rivers, and weekend or week long expeditions. Keep your phone or camera close by since the reflection of the traditional autumnal colours will be breathtaking.

Keep your camera or phone handy since the typical autumn colours will be magnificent when reflected in the water along the shore. Choosing French River Provincial Park as your destination and Hartley Bay Marina as your base for camping in the fall,  will ensure that your journey is one you won't soon forget.

Not in the mood to go camping outdoors in the fall? Then, pack all of your cosiest fall attire and head to Hartley Bay Marina's cottages for a weekend getaway among the changing leaves. There is something for everyone, whether you're searching for a rustic lodge feel or something more contemporary.

Nothing beats autumn in Northern Ontario. The French River Provincial Park is Canada's outdoor playground, and there has never been a better moment to rediscover Ontario than right now. Remember that campsite permits are now available from the Ontario Parks Reservation site.

Image c/o Larry Campo