Algonquin Highlands is a great place to experience the spectacular show as leaves change colours and visitors come from all over the world to see it. Here are a few tips to help you plan and enjoy your visit to the area:
- The view can make you stop in your tracks ... but if you're driving, please don't! Always find a safe place to pull off and if you see a line-up of traffic behind you, consider pulling off to let others move along.
- Have patience! As the fall colours get better, more people come to see them. Plan ahead, leave plenty of time, and make sure you have drinks and snacks to get you through the inevitable line-ups.
- Be respectful of private property: most land adjacent to the roadways you'll be travelling is privately owned and unless you have been specifically invited by the property owner to visit, please don't do so.
- Keep our lands and waters clean and free of litter and waste.
- Waste containers are not readily available in many locations throughout the area due to wildlife concerns, so be prepared to take your garbage home with you.
- Consider packing a "litterless lunch" - what's better than a picnic anyway?
- Please leave only footprints and take only memories.
- Public washrooms tend to be privy-style facilities, meaning they're fancy outhouses. They aren't abundant so it's best to freshen up when you can. If you wait to find indoor, flush-style facilities, you're likely to be disappointed.
- Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and / or Municipal Bylaw Officers will sometimes be helping guide visitors and ensure that everyone stays safe. Feel free to ask for information and directions.