Hamilton is home to some of the best fall colours around.

Throw in our spectacular hiking trails and many waterfalls and you’ve got the makings of a perfect fall getaway. But don’t take our word for it.

Catch a glimpse of what you can expect to see on your next visit with these stunning images by one of our favourite photographers.

Alessandro Cancian (@Flyzone) took over our Instagram feed on his last visit to Hamilton to showcase some of his favourite fall colour lookouts.

Get ready to be inspired!

1. Dundas Peak

Probably one of the city’s most popular lookouts, Dundas Peak is a must visit. It’s a 20 minute beautiful hike from Tew Falls with a stunning payoff at the end. From the peak, you can look out onto an unforgettable fall canopy with a spectacular view back up the Spencer Gorge with Spencer Creek flowing through the valley.

New for 2020! Due to the area’s overwhelming popularity and new distancing rules, all visitors to Spencer Gorge Conservation Area (which includes Dundas Peak, Tew Falls and Webster Falls) will need to make a reservation online prior to visiting from September 19 to November 15, 2020. Reserve early to avoid disappointment.

2. Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

Spencer Gorge Conservation Area is the biggest – and most popular – park connected to a waterfall. Webster Falls is one of Hamilton’s most-visited and photographed waterfalls. When you’re done getting your nature fix, hop over to nearby Dundas to experience a charming, historic downtown.

New for 2020! Due to the area’s overwhelming popularity and new distancing rules, all visitors to Spencer Gorge Conservation Area (which includes Dundas Peak, Tew Falls and Webster Falls) will need to make a reservation online prior to visiting from September 19 to November 15, 2020. Reserve early to avoid disappointment.

3. Smokey Hollow Bruce Trail

In Waterdown you'll find Smokey Hollow Falls and a great hiking trail on a loop connecting portions of the Bruce Trail. Walk the forested trail along a flowing stream surrounded by stunning fall foliage. Nearby, downtown Waterdown has some great dining and gallery experiences while West Avenue Cider House offers great sipping surrounded by peaceful orchards.

4. Tiffany Falls

It's a pretty (and easy) walk to get to this 21-metre high cascade waterfall in the Tiffany Falls Conservation Area in Ancaster. The area is so pretty during the fall season that you're likely to spot newlyweds posing for photos on their special day. After you've worked up an appetite, feed your hunger at one of Ancaster's many delicious dining spots.

5. Dundas Valley Conservation Area

This 40-km multi-use trail network will take you past Carolinian forests, fields, cold-water streams, geological structures, and an amazing selection of plants, birds and wildlife. The trail system is open to hikers, dog-walkers, cyclists and equestrians. And is drop-dead gorgeous come fall.