1. Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park is the ultimate hikers fantasy! I am not a master hiker, but I do appreciate a great view! A lot of the hikes in Algonquin are long and uphill, but you are rewarded with the feeling of being on top of the world! Not only is it beautiful in the summer, but as soon as the leaves start changing color, the entire park is transformed into a red, orange and green wonderland! The best time to go is end of September to the end of October. It is approximately 3 hours from Toronto to the west gate, entering through Muskoka, and it is $17 per car for the day permit. You can drive along the main highway and stop at whatever trail you want, and pick up a book at the entrance telling you the intensity of the trail, the length, points of interest along the way and altitude. My favorite trails are Booth’s Rock and Track and Tower.