The quiet cousin to Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Ontario's - possibly one of Canada's - loveliest little towns.
The historic Niagara Parkway, or “River Road,” is the route that Winston Churchill called "the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world," and follows the winding curves of the Niagara River, which divides Canada and the U.S. The loveliest stretch in autumn is between the small towns of Queenston and Niagara-on-the-Lake and reaches its pinnacle of color in early October.
Check out the Ontario Parks Report
and look up "Rock Point," which is the provincial park closest to Niagara, to find out when this area is reaching its peak colour.