Niagara is renowned for its stunning autumnal foliage. Here are 5 locations in Niagara where you may see all the breathtaking orange, yellow, red, and brown Fall colours. It comes to life every year with such incredible splendour!
Dufferin Islands is a popular, quiet and secluded park located just south of the Horseshoe Falls. It offers 10 acres of several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths. The area is known as a photographers paradise during every season, but it is exceptionally beautiful to photograph in the Autumn.
Niagara Parkway/Niagara Glen
Winston Churchill once called the Parkway “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”. It follows the Niagara River from Fort Erie and ends in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On your way through this winding stretch of land, be sure to bring out your camera and capture all the gorgeous Fall colours along the way.
While visiting the Niagara Parkway, be sure to take a hike at the Niagara Glen in order to experience the most amazing pictures of Autumn in Niagara. Direct access to the Niagara Glen trails is found at the highest part of the gorge, where a metal staircase sits at the edge of the cliff. The Glen stands above the Niagara River Gorge Whirlpool.
Soar 175 feet above the Niagara Falls for the most spectacular view of the Autumn leaves that you will ever experience. A view in one of these climate-controlled gondolas will grant you breathtaking beauty of the Falls and beyond the Niagara horizon.
The Niagara SkyWheel is Canada’s largest observation wheel, and an attraction that the whole family will enjoy.
The Skylon Tower soars 775 feet above the Niagara River. It is here that you will be treated to a panoramic Autumn view from the top. To get there, you ride up a glass-front elevator to an indoor/outdoor observation deck and two restaurants. The entrance to Skylon Tower is on Murray Street, just a block up from the Niagara Parkway. There is a general admission fee to the observation deck, but if you’re dining at the top the admission fee is waived.
Whirlpool Aero Car
The Whirlpool Aero Car is now over 100 years old! It’s an aerial cable car that travels safely between two different points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular Whirlpool. A round trip is about one kilometre (3,600 feet) and takes about 10 minutes to navigate. The capacity of the car is 40 standing passengers. A breathtaking view of the Fall foliage awaits as you experience the lush view and the Niagara River’s Whirlpool Rapids.
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