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4 Places To Catch The Colours This Weekend

What better way to enjoy the beautiful colours of fall and crisp autumn afternoons than a walk amongst the trees? Here are 4 of the best places to soak in the beautiful autumn scenery in and around Ottawa before the weather turns cold. Cover photo via @jennieremps


Gatineau Park

There is a reason this park makes most lists โ€“ the views are spectacular. With trails for hikers and bikers alike, there is something for everyone. The Pink Lake trail is a great trail for all levels of hikers and is a beautiful spot to sit and relax. Despite its name, this lake is actually a stunning shade of green.



Dominion Arboretum


The Arboretum is home to over 2,000 different varieties of shrubs and trees, making it a must see for stunning fall colours. You can catch the beautiful views by land or by water. Rent a canoe or kayak from Dowโ€™s Lake Pavilion for a peaceful afternoon while you take in the scenery.


Rock Dunder Nature Reserve

About an hour and a half outside of Ottawa, this reserve has several trails to walk which include serene lake views, a gorgeous lookout, and a quaint cabin trail.



Calabogie:ย Manitou Mountain

Eagle’s Nest Lookout is a truly stunning sight. Located in the trails of Calabogie, you can access this lookout from a shorter trail if you arenโ€™t in the mood for a long hike. At the end of the day you can head over to the brewery for a well-deserved refresher.