Late September and October is the perfect time of year to see the leaves changing in Edmonton. Gorgeous colors of yellow, red, orange and every shade in between makes it the perfect time capture fall photos of the kids, make giant piles of leaves and jump in them, or simply throw just head out to one of your favourite fall trails and throw leaves at one another.
Emily Murphy Park
These gorgeous leave-lined paths are what dreams are made of. With the gorgeous fall weather predicted for the weekend, you’re going to want to head out and explore these paths for yourself. Don’t forget your camera! Find Emily Murphy Park is on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River, adjacent to Groat Road, it is nestled in the beautiful River Valley.
On 97 th street north of 137 avenue, there’s a gorgeous stretch of maples and leaves that are very popular through the fall season for photo shoots. Go there, and experience it for yourself. Let the kids jump in the leaves and play.
Mill Creek Trail
There’s gorgeous scenery on Mill Creek Trail but there are certain points of the trail where it feels like you’re in a canopy of fall wonderland – near the Old Timers Cabin at 9430 Scona Road until 72nd Avenue, there’s practically a tunnel of fall leaf cover.
From the moment you enter the trail from Sheriff Robertson Playground, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped the city. It’s one of the deeper ravines, and gives you even more of the gorgeous leaves, colorful scenery and trees around you.
Pathways, water, fall leaves, there’s plenty of places to explore and play in the leaves in Hawrelak Park. The large green space is one of the reasons that it’s one of our favourite places to play in the leaves.
What are some of your favourite places to explore as the season changes in Edmonton?