Fall Foliage | Where to Go for the Best Views

Fall Foliage | Where to Go for the Best Views

With fall right around the corner, we’re already dreaming of cozy evenings and apple cider. Soon it’ll be the best time for fall colours in Canada. Here in the Highlands of Haliburton, you don’t have to travel far to find rolling hills and fall foliage. Simply go for a few beautiful Ontario drives. Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa is conveniently located near some of the most scenic parts of Ontario, so no matter which direction you walk, bike, or drive, you’ll encounter lush wilderness and crisp autumn air. Here are three of our recommendations for where to go, ordered from nearest to farthest.

Eagle Lake Fall Colour Palette

Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa is a lakeside luxury resort, so just step out the back door to behold the lovely Eagle Lake. This rural lake is completely surrounded by trees, making for a truly spectacular hiking experience. Explore our property’s hiking trails on foot for a peaceful time under the trees, or head down to our private waterfront to check out the many watercrafts we provide, such as kayaks or pedal boats. Float away a warm autumn day, and enjoy the fall foliage from a distance.

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve

Just 30 minutes from Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa is the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve. There you’ll find some of the best fall colours in Canada. Because the forest is so large, with 100,000 acres, its fall foliage is comprised of many different types of trees. Bordered by Kennisis Lake, Macdonald Lake, and Redstone Lake, this section of the Haliburton Forest contains the world’s longest canopy boardwalk. Stroll through the Haliburton Forest treetops for a truly unique, sky-high view of fall in Ontario.

Algonquin Provincial Park

The views at this expansive park are well worth the drive. From the moment you leave your room to the minute you return, you’ll be struck by Canada’s fall colour palette. Stop by the Dorset Lookout Tower along the way for a 360 degree look at Ontario’s fall foliage. Once you arrive, drive through the park for a breathtaking forest of red, yellow, and green, or hike along the trails to see the tranquil waters of Opeongo Lake. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, exercise-filled experience, bring a canoe or kayak for optimized viewing. You can even trot through the wilderness on horseback.

Whether you traverse all of Ontario or stay close to your private fireplace, you’ll be dazzled by fall in Ontario. Contact us today to book a phenomenal fall trip.

This adults only resort is located in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario and sits adjacent to Eagle Lake. This adult-only resort will give you a perfect chance to get away with the one you love before the chaos of the school year begins, offering you a private cottage with a balcony, spa tub, and more for you to enjoy while immersed in Canada’s expansive natural landscape.


You definitely won’t go hungry during your stay, considering the extensive dining selection at Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa. This resort prides itself on its food, and its menus don’t disappoint. This adults only resort will provide you access to a wine cellar, a large selection of beers and spirits, and a restaurant made for a romantic dinner for two. The restaurant also offers plenty of healthier alternatives, if you’re trying to eat on the lighter side and is open for all three meals throughout the day.


During your stay at this adults only resort, there is no shortage of activities to do throughout your day. If your goal on your romantic getaway is to immerse yourself in nature, you’re in luck, because you’ll have the chance to explore the nearby Eagle Lake in any way you can imagine: swimming, kayaking, and even motorboat cruises. There’s also plenty to do in Haliburton, including exploring the local wildlife refuge and forest. And if nature isn’t your thing, Haliburton also has local shops and villages to explore with your favourite person by your side.

Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa also features on-site recreation such as hiking trails and the pool, and lovers of golf will enjoy the many nearby golf courses. You can also experience the nearby natural environment by hitting the trails on a bike, or if an action-free getaway is more your speed, you can spend your evenings relaxing by the evening lakeside bonfire.


There’s nothing like a good spa day during your stay at an adults only resort, and nothing says relaxation away from the kids like a good massage. Luckily, Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa offers just that and more. From soothing massages to an energizing water circuit, you’ll easily find your relaxing sanctuary here at Sir Sam’s.

Adult Only Resorts

From a relaxing spa to the opportunity to experience the gorgeous waters of Eagle Lake any way you choose, Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa is the perfect adults only resort for that late summer getaway you’ve been thinking about.


A cozy adult vacation experience situated on the beautiful shore of Eagle Lake in Haliburton Ontario.
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Eagle Lake, Ontario
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