Ontario Fall Getaway In The Highlands

Head to the Highlands for a Picturesque Fall Colour Adventure!

Autumn in Ontario is a spectacular time: aspens and birch light up the forests with their golden hues, oak trees take on that distinctive reddish-brown and maples steal the show with their varying hues of yellow, orange and fiery red. The breathtaking colours are especially stunning in Ontario’s highlands, where acres of forests work together to produce nature’s grand show!

On this 5-day self-drive tour, you will follow the Ontario highland’s route to all the spectacular lookouts in the region. This scenic drive is an autumn dream, with meandering back roads, sweeping countryside views and forests aplenty. Everything is taken care of — the route, the accommodations and most meals — all you have to do is drive and enjoy the postcard-perfect fall views.

5 Days from $1699/person CAD

Primary Location

Ontario's Highlands


Seasonality is from mid September to Mid October


  • 4-nights of accommodation: 2-nights at Spectacle Lake Lodge or Madawaska Kanu Centre, OR 1-night at Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve and 1-night at either Spectacle Lake Lodge or Madawaska Kanu Centre based on double occupancy
  • 4 Dinners and 4 Breakfasts
  • Maple Experience
  • All service gratuities

Not Included:

  • HST
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • This is a sample itinerary - the exact program is tailored to the preferences of the group and weather conditions

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade your package to include all transfers with a driver and full-day services with a tour guide

Custom Itinerary

This is a pre-designed itinerary. At Landsby, we are specialists in creating unique experiences in Canada, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

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Meet your guide at a designated meeting place and then follow along the Fall Colour Backroads route through the Haliburton Highlands. Visit the Historic Log Chute at Hawk Lake. Hike Crests of Kennisis Trail, enjoy the fall colours and spectacular viewpoints. Transfer east to the wilds of Hastings County. Arrive, check-in at the Algonquin Spectacle Lake Lodge or Madawaska Kanu Centre. Enjoy some free time before a la carte or pre-set dinner.

Alternatively, head to northwest Haliburton to a rustic cabin at Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve. Enjoy some free time prior to dinner at The Cookhouse Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve.


After breakfast this morning, hike a local trail or along the river for colour viewing. Enjoy a driving tour to Haliburton OR Eagle’s Nest Lookout, hike for a panoramic view OR participate in a Maple Experience. Return to Spectacle Lake Lodge or Madawaska Kanu Centre. Enjoy some free time before dinner.


After breakfast, drive east through rolling highlands to take in the fall colour beauty, stopping at designated viewpoints. Continue east on the meandering backroads of the Ottawa Valley. Visit the Bonnechere Caves for an underground tour of karst limestone caves whose walls are embedded with Ordovician pre-vertebrate marine life. Head to either the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre or The Whitewater Inn for the night. Before dinner, head out on a short hike, cycle or walking tour of Pembroke to view over Ottawa River or the charming village of Beachburg.


Check-out and drive to Pakenham. Visit and shop at Ontario’s oldest General Store. Drive through pretty vistas to Almonte, visit Mill of Kintail or Textile Museum. Continue south-east to Perth and enjoy a walking tour of the heritage town. Check-into the BW Parkside Inn & Spa OR The White House for dinner and a good night's sleep.


After breakfast, head out for your last stop of the tour: either east to Smith Falls to visit Parks Canada Rideau Canal Visitor’s Centre OR west to The Canadian Canoe Museum’s watercraft collection.

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