An Adventurer’s Fall Bucket List: Algonquin Park Edition

The most enjoyable way to plan for autumn’s inevitable, long-awaited arrival is to craft a lengthy fall bucket list, complete with ample outdoor recreation and “leaf-peeping.” There are dozens of ways to observe the many colours of autumn in Canada’s most populated province, such as hiking, canoeing, and apple picking. However, nothing tops a remote, deep-forested excursion into Algonquin Provincial Park. The scenic, three-hour drive from Toronto to Algonquin Eco-Lodge’s backcountry property is equally picturesque and calming. The Eco-Lodge is so remote that guests must embark on a 2.3-kilometre autumn woods stroll before reaching the property, which features a pristine, 30-acre lake.

15 Fall Bucket List Ideas: Greet Autumn at the Eco-Lodge

Compiling a fall bucket list for couples and families alike comes naturally here at the Eco-Lodge, mainly because we’re literally steps from seemingly unending backwoods adventures. A visit to our eco-friendly Algonquin “resort” is just as much about getting in touch with nature as it is about promoting sustainability. Our European-style lodge uses 100 percent micro-hydro electricity. “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints” is a motto of ours. And autumn just happens to be one of our favourite seasons. The surrounding forestry transforms from various hues of green into a colourful meld of marigold, amber, crimson, and kelly. Hopefully, this handy fall bucket list gives you a “taste” of what autumn looks like at Algonquin Eco-Lodge.

Photo of an Algonquin Highway. This Handy Fall Bucket List Includes an Autumn Drive.
  1. Trek through the wilderness on horseback
  2. Try geocaching in Algonquin Provincial Park
  3. Embark on a multi-day canoe trip
  4. Go on a lengthy fall drive on Frank McDougall Parkway (Highway 60)
  5. Host a bonfire (stargazing, roasted marshmallows, and ghost stories encouraged)
  6. “Snap” the perfect fall foliage photograph
  7. Venture into the dense autumn woods on a hiking expedition
  8. Savour a pumpkin ale (or Oktoberfest lager) from Boshkung Brewing Co.
  9. Grab a pair of binoculars and give birding (or “birdwatching”) a try
  10. Admire the foliage while soaking in our outdoor hot tub
  11. Plan a picnic near a still, mirroring lake
  12. Toss the pigskin around
  13. Volunteer during an autumn-flavoured “working holiday
  14. Visit the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market
  15. Craft a yummy, spicy fall drink

Algonquin Park Accommodations | Fall Getaways in Ontario

Photo of the Eco-Lodge's Private Lake. Click Here to Read Our Fall Bucket List.

Start and finish each day of autumnal exploration at Algonquin Eco-Lodge, a quintessential adventure-focused, carbon-neutral basecamp. Instead of blindly searching for an “eco-hotel near me,” simply bookmark our secluded slice of Algonquin paradise. We’re ideally located along the southern rim of the park, less than three hours from Toronto and a short drive from several Muskoka attractions. We hope that you keep this fall bucket list handy as summer subtly shifts to autumn. Remember: Autumn comes and goes in a flash. Book directly today at 905-471-9453 to avoid hidden, third-party fees and secure a spot during our most colourful dates.