I proceeded with what any s̶a̶n̶e̶ critical person would do and resorted to the Fall Colour Report by Ontario Parks. Most of the province was a steady yellow, indicating pending colour change. Alas, there was one spot with a decidedly red indicator: Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Admission fees would be required for all visitors, whether day use or camping. Seasonal and annual passes were also available, though only the Day Use numbers were applicable to us. This permit would enable parking on site and access to all trails and attractions beyond the campgrounds. Adults would be subject to a rate of $18, while Seniors (aged 65 and above) a rate of $14.50. There were no discounts for children under 12 years of age. Fees are taken per vehicle, rather than individual visitors, thus it is advised to carpool for maximum utilization.
Past the plethora of picnic tables and Spruce Lane Farm we tread. The Spruce Lane Farmhouse was closed at this time, but presumably served similar heritage value to The Bradley House closer to home. The area featured farm activities and animals, haystacks, a tractor, and even playground facilities, rendering it exceptionally family-friendly. It also led into the Trillium Trail, a short 1.1 km loop featuring Harvest Story graphics and rhyming sequences.