Indie88’s Summer Detour

This is your go-to location for everything you need for Summer in Toronto. Outdoor fun, adventures, drinks & food.

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The Best Picnic Spots in Toronto – Spring is here, and so is picnic season! With the warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to grab some lunch, a couple of snacks, and a checkered blanket and head to your favourite park or trail for a tasty, scenic lunch.

Essential Summer Cottage Albums – Cottage country brings with it a few certainties: sun, lake water, big skies, and you’re probably about to spend a weekend with a limited radio dial and no wifi. So if you’re planning a weekend in the Kawarthas or Muskoka, don’t leave things to chance and bring some music you can rely on.

Long Distance Bike Rides from Toronto – While it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, getting out for a few hours (or days) on a bike can be a perfect weekend getaway. Whether your a casual cruiser or a hardcore cyclist eager to see what’s outside of the GTA, here are some routes and treks of various lengths to get you in gear!

5 Best Places to Play Disc Golf in the GTA – It’s like golf, but with frisbees. There are plenty of courses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, from Toronto Island to Ajax, so we’ve put together a list of spots where you can go out and try the sport. Check out five places to play disc golf in the GTA.

Swimming Spots in and around Toronto – With summer now in full swing, it’s the time to lap up some of the GTA’s finest swimming sites. Here are some of the better spots to soak up (and soak in) Mother Nature’s air conditioners.

Some of Toronto’s Best Beaches – Toronto has some top quality beaches, and they are, typically, fine to swim in. True, it’s hard to get your head around that, but water sanitation has come a hell of a long way. In fact, several of local spots have won the Blue Flag Award, an internationally recognized eco-label awarded to beaches for high water quality, among other things.

10 Daytrips to Escape Toronto this Summer – 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. Please respect all local COVID precautions and restrictions.

Toronto’s Best Ice Cream by Neighbourhood – Toronto’s best ice cream shops are sanctuaries that will put soft scoops of decadent relief right in your hands. This is your guide to the best ice cream in your neighbourhood.

Top 10 Lemonade Spots in Toronto – Summer in Toronto is hot, and hotter days approach. Lucky for you, lemonade in the city is in abundance. Check out our list of the top ten spots to quench your thirst with the sweet and sour drink.

8 Great Spots in Toronto You Can Have a Bonfire – Nothing says summer like a bonfire on the beach, at the park, or frankly, anywhere you’re with your friends and sipping on refreshments. In a concrete city like Toronto, it’s easy to assume there’s not many places one can build a fire – but believe it or not, Toronto has lots of great spots to do so. All you need is a permit (which is easier to get than you think) and you’re golden!

7 Impressive Caves to Explore Near Toronto – Believe it or not, Ontario has caves to explore equally damp, dark and beautiful as the rest of the world. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a look at our list of impressive caves near Toronto. Next step, plan a trip to go out and explore one! Please be careful!

10 Great Camping Spots Close to Toronto – We all love Algonquin Park, but we don’t love that it can take over four hours to drive there. So here are some campsites that are just as scenic and beautiful, but are less than two-hours drive from the city. Whether you prefer a more naturalistic approach or you love your cozy trailer, there’s something for campers of every style. Please respect all COVID precautions and restrictions.