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Autumn color at Killarney Park

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Autumn color at Killarney Park

My wife and I are visiting Killarney park at the end of September 2012. Are the maples turning color at that time of year? Are

there any specific locations in Killarney which provide the best fall folaige viewing? (We are avid hikers and can go off the beaten path).

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1. Re: Autumn color at Killarney Park

Hi mbaerwal;

Leaf colour change is dependent on 3 elements…

1. Weather

2. Elevation

3. Latitude

Weather is the most important and variable of the three, so it’s very hard to predict exactly when the leaves will be at their peak, but the last 2 weeks of September / first 2 weeks of October should be a good time.

Best Regards

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Thanks for the information. We are looking forward to visiting Ontario.

Mark B.

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You're Welcome !

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there is lots to see in the kilarney area. there are interior lakes where you can rent a canoe, and there is also the townsite of kilarney on the big water and its is beautiful too.

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5. Re: Autumn color at Killarney Park

End of September will probably be at or near the peak of fall colours in a place like Killarney that is near the northern range limit of hardwoods like sugar maple.

Two hiking destinations in Killarney that provide excellent panoramic views are Silver Peak and "The Crack", probably in that order preference. The Crack is a high viewpoint along the park's backpacking trail (the La Cloche Silhouette Trail), but can be accessed as a dayhike using a trail that starts on Hwy 637 some 7 km east of the park main gate and connects with the backpacking trail.

The approach to Silver Peak is a side trail from the La Cloche Sihlouette backpacking trail. It can be done as a day hike, but you would need a canoe to access it. You'd probably want to arrange for a canoe rental from the Bell Lake access point if you're going to Silver Peak. Silver Peak is the highest point in Killarney and on a clear day you can see from Georgian Bay to Sudbury, it is definitely worth considering in spite of the logistics.

There are also several shorter interpretive trails in the park that would have nice views.

This outfitter's website has details on the hikes, killarneyoutfitters.com/trip-planning/hike-k… , and they're also an option for canoe rental. Another canoe rental option is http://www.killarneykanoes.com/ .

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