Find the Fall Colours in Abbotsford
November 1, 2022
As the leaves continue to turn from green to red, orange and yellow here in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford is a great place to enjoy the autumn colours. Grab a coffee from your favourite spot, go for a drive, and check out some of our many great parks, trails, and views around the city.
Want to know the route we recommend? Keep reading to find out some of the best local spots!
Fish Trap Creek
Grab a coffee from the Palm Cafe at Highstreet, or one of your other favourite local coffee spots, and then head to Fishtrap Creek Park! This 1.9 km loop has multiple spots to look out over the water and see the Fall colours reflected on the surface. This is also a great spot to see fish and wildlife, and is an easy enough path for the kids to enjoy. Stop and sip your coffee in the covered picnic area, or walk the full loop!
Mill Lake Park
Photo Credit: @awholenewworld
Next, head to the heart of Abbotsford and visit Mill Lake Park, a 2.1 km loop that takes you through beautiful trees, across a boardwalk, and by the water. The majority of the trail is flat and paved, making it widely accessible. Mill Lake also features multiple playgrounds, a waterpark, a boat launch for fishing, and more! Make your way around the lake or pop down on a bench and take in the Fall colours.
After Mill Lake, drive down to Clayburn Village, a historic area in British Columbia founded in 1905. Walk through the historic houses, such as the Schoolhouse built in 1907 and Clayburn Church built in 1912. Swing by Clayburn Village Store for a bag of classic candies, baked goods, and a coffee or tea!
After visiting Clayburn Village, Keeping driving east on Old Clayburn until you hit Straiton road and veer left. This road will wind you through the beautiful trees of Abbotsford and up towards the Sumas area of Abbotsford. Home to farm land, mountains, and beautiful nature views, this is great drive to see some stunning Fall colours.
Photo by @tarynrosephotos
Next, keep driving towards the Ledgeview area, and take in the gorgeous sites in this area. You can either take a hike up Ledgeview Trail, or finish your tour off with lunch or dinner at Tavern On the Green located at Ledgeview Gold Club!
Looking for some more spots? This handy map by artist Danielle Mijo-Burch lays out all of Abbotsford’s best picnic spots, parks, and paths! Click here to see the full version.
Make sure to tag @tourismabbotsford on Instagram, and use the hashtags ExploreAbbotsford and #TourismAbbotsford on all your Fall adventures!
Header photo by @tarynrosephotos