10 Daytrips to escape Toronto this Summer

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Summer is coming, so get ready for trips to the beach!

It can be a bit overwhelming to stay in the same city all summer long, so take advantage of the warm weather and make a couple of day trips! This summer looks quite promising, so here is a list of fun trips to take with friends and family for some fun in the sun outside of Toronto.

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Cobourg beach

138 Division St, Cobourg

Cobourg beach is considered one of the best beaches in Ontario. It has seasonal camping next to the beach with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. It’s a super clean spot with free parking and a boardwalk that’s perfect for walking under the sun. Head to Cobourg to breathe in that fresh beach air.


Devil’s Punch Bowl

Ridge Rd, Stoney Creek

The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a 37-meter ribbon waterfall in Stoney Creek. The beautiful cavern is an expansive and peculiar sight that’s sure to wow you. This renowned spot may look familiar to you, as it was on featured in Silent Hill. This eerie waterfall is breathtaking, and is definitely a must-see this summer.

The Hare Wine Co.

769 Niagara Stone Rd

This Niagara winery is great for a short day trip, and it has a wide selection of wines with great customer service and knowledgeable staff. The estate is packed with some of the best wines you’ll find, as it boasts one of the most fertile lands in the region of Niagara.


Bruce Peninsula Park

120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory

Located in the Peninsula, Bruce Peninsula Park lies between Georgian Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. The crystal clear blue water is fresh and visually stunning. Although it may be a little bit chilly, it’s definitely worth dipping your toe into. Be sure to bring a camera, as you’ll definitely want to capture the breathtaking scenery.

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

2501 25 Side Rd, Campbellville

This Ontario-based lavender farm offers unique, organic, handmade lavender products. Roam in the purple fields of lavender, as the fragrant air will please your senses and soothe your soul. Plus, the picturesque purples are the perfect background for an Instagram photo.


Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

152 Grey County Rd 21, The Blue Mountains

Want to relax and forget all your troubles? Visit the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, which offers an authentic Scandinavian bath experience, massages, on-site bistro, and relaxing getaway packages. Plus, it is all surrounded by a full, natural forest for the perfect escape from the city.

Belfountain Conservation Park

10 Credit Park St, Belfountain

This conservation park is like no other, as it has ornamental gardens with a walking trail in an area that stretches along West Credit River. Belfountain Conservation Park is full of hills, waterfalls and a bridge that you can’t miss, with a picturesque background that will make it tough to leave. This is the perfect spot for those who love nature and hiking.


Dundurn Castle

610 York Blvd, Hamilton

This historic castle and mansion is an 18,000 square foot house that was completed back in 1835. Equipped with 40 rooms, Dundurn Castle was featured in Crimson Peak. Take a tour of the castle inside and on the grounds, as the staff is always dressed in historical attire. This place is great to learn more about the time period, and a perfect trip for history buffs.

Rattlesnake Point

7200 Appleby Line, Milton

Located in Milton, Rattlesnake Point is in an eco-tourist spot that is owned and operated by Conservation Halton. It is a great place to get close to nature, where you can spend your visit walking the trails, having a picnic or even rock climbing!

Algonquin Provincial Park

Ontario 60, Ontario

Located in Southeastern Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park has many forests, rivers, and lakes. The large Lake of Two Rivers is home to moose, bears, and common loons, so you may even get to spot some animals on your adventure. There is much to do in this park, such as canoeing hiking, swimming and more.