Entertainment and activities | October 7, 2022
It’s that time of year for cozy sweaters, hot beverages and amazing fall colours. There is truly nothing more stunning than nature’s artwork in full colour.
Mississauga is home to lots of parks, trails, and conservation areas that will allow you to see the beautiful fall colours from mid-October into November. Soak in the fall shades of reds, oranges, yellows and browns woven throughout the city’s landscape.
Enjoy the city’s diverse tree canopy featuring a selection of poplars, maples, elms, oaks, hickories and willows.
Looking to take in the beautiful scenery? Here are a few of our picks for the best places to experience the amazing fall foliage:
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area: Rattray Marsh, which is an environmentally sensitive wetland, is located on the west side of Jack Darling Memorial Park. This conservation park is the last remaining lakefront marsh between Toronto and Burlington. While seeing vibrant fall colours in this unique setting, you can also discover wildlife including herons, deer, rabbits, beavers and foxes.
*1180 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga
Kariya Park: Named after Mississauga’s sister city Kariya, Japan, Kariya Park is a popular spot to take a casual stroll in the downtown core on the south side of Square One. Kariya Park is known for its beautiful cherry blossoms but when the cherry season is over you can witness the gorgeous fall scenery in this tranquil downtown park. One of the many walking paths in Kariya Park takes you to a popular spot for photos as it offers up views of the pavilion, pond, and wildlife.
*3620 Kariya Dr., Mississauga
Erindale Park: As the largest park in Mississauga, Erindale Park offers long walks and hikes on its many trails. Among these trails, one of them stands out with its extraordinary autumn views. David J. Culham Trail will let you see the vibrant fall colours of the Credit River. The river is home to Chinook salmon and rainbow trout and it’s also a great spot for canoeing and kayaking.
*1695 Dundas St. W., Mississauga
Meadowvale Conservation Area: Meadowvale Conservation Area is in the north side of the city. You can find plenty of picnic spots with barbecues, open fields for games, and wildlife in this picturesque park. While hiking along the trails, you can also stop by the remains of an early pioneer settlement, including an old mill and farm house.
*1081 Old Derry Rd., Mississauga
Riverwood: Located in central Mississauga, Riverwood is one of the most ecologically diverse communities in the Credit Valley watershed and home to various plants and wildlife. You can explore woodlands, meadows, ravines, wetlands, and creeks through its long trails and enjoy amazing fall colours. For history lovers there are also heritage buildings on site including the 1919 Chappell House, which is now home to the Riverwood Conservancy, alongside MacEwan Field Station and MacEwan Barn.
*4190 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga
Vibrant leaves and a cool breeze makes it easy for you to capture a picture perfect moment! The beauty that surrounds Mississauga’s parks doesn’t need a funky photo filter, colour correction or lighting. Take a moment to relax and admire the beauty of fall leaves and enjoy the moment.