TORONTO - Want a great view of the fall colours in Ontario? Try hiking to the top of Ishpatina Ridge in Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park north of Sudbury.

At 693 metres above sea level, it's the highest point of land in the province and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding terrain, says the Ontario Parks blog.

There are numerous vantage points in Ontario suitable for viewing fall colours from on high. Some other examples in the blog:

— In Killarney Provincial Park, the view from Silver Peak (539 metres above sea level) encompasses the entire park.

— At Ouimet Canyon, off the Trans-Canada Highway between Thunder Bay and Sleeping Giant, a one-kilometre trail leads to platforms that overlook the canyon.

— A trail runs along the north rim of the 100-metre-deep Barron Canyon in Algonquin park (reached from the Sand Lake Gate entrance).

— In Restoule, about 65 kilometres southeast of North Bay, there are several scenic lookouts, including one 100 metres above Stormy Lake.

— The almost 200-metre-high Nipissing bluffs in Awenda park north of Midland provide an excellent spot to see fall colours.

— The new Blue Mountain Trail in Charleston Lake park northeast of Kingston reaches the highest point of land in eastern Ontario.

— The Red Pine Trail in Samuel de Champlain park east of North Bay has two lookouts with superb views of the Mattawa River Valley.