11 Remarkable Places To Discover In Ontario This Spring

It’s no secret we’re all waiting (not-so) patiently for the warm weather to embrace us with its presence. Everyone is ready for patio drinks, picnics in Trinity Bellwoods and summer road trips. Those days will come soon enough! It may be premature but we wanted to give everyone something to look forward to – As they say, April showers bring May flowers! We’ve rounded up some spots that are an easy drive from Toronto if you’re looking for a day trip. Check out our list of places to discover this spring:

1. Niagara Botanical Gardens

Location: Niagara, Ontario

Take a walk through the world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses and make sure to check out the Butterfly Conservatory.

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2. Belfountain Conservation Area

Location: Caledon, Ontario

Looking for an adventure? Hike past waterfalls, over a suspension bridge and through lush forests!

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3. Downtown Cobourg

Location: Cobourg, Ontario

Only an hour drive east from Toronto, you can stroll through the cute town of Cobourg and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Ontario from the marina.

4. Nickelbrook Brewing

Location: Burlington, Ontario

This brewery created “The Funk Lab” which is the largest brewery in Canada dedicated solely to sour and wild ales. Go sip on some samples and pick up some beers for later. Their award-winning core brands are Cause & Effect Blonde, Naughty Neighbour APA, and Head Stock IPA, which continue to grow as some of the most popular craft beers in Ontario.

5. Whirlpool Aero Car

Location: Niagara, Ontario

Don’t forget the photos opportunities are endless where you’re right above the spectacular, Niagara Whirlpool and Niagara River. Did You Know: riders of this historic cable car actually cross the international borderline between Canada and the United States a total of four times each trip due to the way the river elbows.

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6. Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Location: Caledon, Ontario

A food lover’s destination in a unique straw bale building where they produce sweet apple cider and a selection of hard ciders. There is a wood-fired stone oven bakery producing artisan bread, pies, and pastries. What’s not to love?

7. Wincey Mills

Location: Paris, Ontario

The Paris Wincey Mills draws upon its rich heritage and natural surroundings to establish a creative and cultural space in Downtown Paris, where locals and visitors can shop, learn, work and share. It offers a range of unique vendors between Thursday to Saturday and stays open year-round.

8. Kariya Park

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Named after a busy city in Japan, this park is a tranquil lake of serenity at the heart of busy Mississauga. The park is open to the public seven days a week, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

9. Scandinavian Spa

Blue Mountain, Ontario

Sit back and unwind, surrounded by a serene natural forest with an on-site bistro serving healthy local fare. They offer registered massage treatments and relaxing getaway packages. Their Baths include a Finnish Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Thermal & Nordic Waterfalls, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges & relaxation areas. If you’re looking for relaxation, this is the spot for you.

10. Terre Bleu

Location: Milton, Ontario

Terre Bleu is Ontario’s largest lavender farm and apiary. They provide an agro-tourism experience where visitors can learn about growing lavender, distillation and the drying of lavender buds for use in the production of our many great products. Yoga classes, massages and more are available as well.

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11. Ranney Gorge

Location: Campbellford, Ontario

The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, located within Ferris Provincial Park, is a great destination for an easy hike and picturesque views.

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Where are you going to visit this Spring? Let us know in the comments!

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