Posted 8.20.19 @ 0:0
There is no doubt that Toronto is one of the best places to have a home in not only in Canada but the whole world; however, there is nothing wrong with wanting to get out of Toronto from time to time. Take advantage of the nice weather this summer and try to see these 7 breathtaking natural wonders that are just a short distance away from Toronto. You’ll surely enjoy them and are perfect for those who are seeking a short weekend adventure especially when you don’t want to travel too far.
Those who have only a little time to spare will love Caledon which is only an hour’s drive going north of Toronto. Aside from an abundance of natural trails, Caledon offers a vibrant art scene with lots of opportunities to explore galleries and theatres. Be sure to visit the Great War Flying Museum after a day exploring the waterfalls, wetlands, and rolling terrains of the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park!
Elora is just less than an hour away from Toronto but offers beautiful cliffs, swimming holes, and hiking trails. It will just take less than a day to enjoy the one-kilometre loop trail and the Elora Gorge Conservation Area where you can take a dip, go tubing, or try canoeing. Good eats are available nearby at Gorge Country Kitchen. If you’re not yet tired after a day of this, you can also see the Heritage Gardens, the Wellington County Museum and Archives, and the Tooth of Time waterfall.
Ferris Provincial Park
If you’re after forest trails, you’ll adore Ferris Provincial Park which is just about 2 hours away from Toronto. Trent River Gorge is a must-see for its pedestrian suspension bridge and Ranney Falls has views that can make you want to stay. If you’re lucky, your visit might coincide with one of the many special summer events at the park.
People of all ages will love Grand Bend for the recreation activities and sports choices it has. Parachuting, wakeboarding, seadoo-ing, and parasailing are just some of the fun activities at Grand Bend. At just under 3 hours away from Toronto, Grand Bend is a good place to visit for those who want a good choice of restaurants after a day of water activities.
Prince Edward County
Just around 2 hours away from Toronto is Prince Edward County, famous for Sandbanks Beach as well as a popular destination for sailing and canoeing. Those who love sightseeing and photography will have a great time traveling to Little Bluff Conservatory to enjoy a panoramic view of Prince Edward Bay. Foodies and wine connoisseurs will have a great time visiting the vineyards and wineries in Prince Edward Country for the local farmer markets and the wine tours they offer.
Located within Halton region and just an hour outside of Toronto, Rattlesnake Point has several hours’ worth of beautiful trails for those who love to hike. There is Nassagaweya Canyon Trail going to Crawford Lake, a hike that can easily take up half a day plus plenty of mesmerizing views for great memories.
Just 2 hours north of Toronto is Warsaw Caves, a family-friendly summer destination for those who love outdoor activities. You can try cave exploration, hiking, and canoeing while taking in the beautiful scenery found in this natural wonder.
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