One favourite thing about fall is the changing colours of the leaves. By the end of September the leaves are starting to turn, its time to get outside and get walking! The magesty of mother nature is on display as she paints the leaves and gives us one last splash of colour before the shorter, greyer days of winter set in.
Here are my highlights for the best spots to view the fall colours in Mississauga- so pack a snack and get the kids out to see the changing colours!
Located along the lakefront in South Mississauga Rattray Marsh is a conservation area in the heart of the city. There are wooden boardwalks bordered by trees to keep you on the trail and away from the sensitive vegetation. The lakefront marsh is the only of its kind between Toronto and Burlington.
Check here for a trail map.
This gem is located in central Mississauga along the banks of the Credit River. A public trail system allows visitors to Riverwood easy access to enjoy the beauty of the autum leaves. Trail brochures are available for self-guided walks. This fall they are also offering regular bird watching hikes – it's free but registration is required.
The largest park in Mississauga it is located at Dundas and Mississauga Road area. Also located on the Credit River this park offers a spectacular heavily-forested pathway system that is perfect for walking, hiking and cycling. There are magestic views in the fall of the changing leaves along the banks and ravines. It is also part of David J. Culham Trail.
Located in North Mississauga there are two entrances to this large park – off Old Derry Road and on the South side of Derry Road West. There are 2 hiking trails the Culham and the Glassford trails, taking visitors through forested areas perfect for autumn colour seekers. The trail map shows you can walk right up to the 407!
For an update on Fall Colours in Credit Valley Conservation Areas