Trying to find the perfect time to get out and see the fall colours can be tricky. It’s a balance between getting out when they have changed colour enough, but before the leaves start to fall too much.
HCA does not officially monitor our conservation area’s level of fall colours, but generally speaking they begin to change in mid-September and last through the end of October – sometimes even into November. When and how quickly they change, how vibrant they are, and when they begin to fall off the trees is dependent on location and weather.
At HCA, the colours normally begin to peak at the west end of our watershed at Westfield and Valens Lake, before they do in the east, at Fifty Point and Confederation Beach Park.
To give you an idea of what to expect, check out the link below to give you a better idea of what to expect in Hamilton and the surrounding area!
Please note that HCA cannot guarantee fall colour levels in our areas.