As summer makes way for fall, the entire landscape of Niagara Falls breaks out into a brilliant riot of colours. Various hues of the fall foliage including red, yellow, orange, gold and brown create a scenic masterpiece in the already picturesque local.
From late September to around two weeks in October, you can see Niagara Falls come alive in the colours of fall. The magnificent waterfalls are surrounded by the lovely foliage colours that makes the entire scene look even more stunning. While spring and summer are popular seasons for visitors in Niagara, autumn or fall gives the place a unique feel. It also provides wonderful photo opportunities. There are several spots to see the changing colour of the leaves and the landscape during fall.
One of the best ways to do so is to drive along the Niagara Parkway. The scenic 56 km Parkway was once described by former British PM Winston Churchill as the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world. The route that goes along the Niagara River is mesmerising in autumn with its flora, pretty houses, lawns and gardens. Several trees are lined up along the route and you can see the changing colours especially on the maple trees. Stop along the way to see the waterfalls, other scenic spots and historical attractions or visit one of the charming restaurants or wineries.
Now that you have enjoyed the colours at ground level, you can admire the autumn views from another vantage point. Head to the 775 foot Skylon Tower and enjoy the panoramic vistas from high above. The multi-coloured landscape stretches endlessly with views of both the Canadian and the American side. You can see the Horseshoe Falls as well as the American Falls cascading in all their glory. Fall foliage especially of the maple, birch and poplar trees around the falls makes the views truly incredible. The Skylon Tower also has wonderful restaurants and entertaining activities for the whole family.
Fall is also the time for the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival that celebrates the grape harvesting season. So savour a drink or two of Niagara’s award-winning wines, relish the delicious local cuisine and enjoy the live music and other entertaining activities during September weekends. It’s a great way to celebrate the arrival of fall and the harvest season.
There are plenty of other pathways and spots where you can admire the vivid colours of fall. Walk along, take a drive or go biking to see the pretty landscape of Niagara during this season!