It’s no surprise that Ragun and I love exploring, and since we’ve had the opportunity to explore Toronto’s neighboring cities, we bring to you five-day trips from Toronto that won’t break the bank. Whether you live in the city or not – a day-cation is always a good idea – so, let’s start planning!
Prince Edward County
Where all the wineries come together for your tasting pleasure. PEC is within two hours of Toronto and makes for the perfect road trip. You can spend an entire day here and then make it back home in time for nightfall. Looking to spend a day at the wineries – we got you covered with our must-try wineries. If the wineries don’t cut it for you, then Roy Rainy suspension bridge, the June motel, and Sandbanks beach definitely will.
The thunderous Niagara Falls is the biggest waterfall I have ever laid eyes on. The best part of visiting the Niagara Region is that they have wineries of their own (I bet you see a trend here with the wine). If wine ain’t yo thing, there are plenty of activities to take part in – why not try your luck at the casinos, eat at planet Hollywood or take a ride on the maid of the mist (she’s a boat). If that’s still not enough for you, then take a ride on the wild side and go zip lining or visit the butterfly conservatory. Either way, there are endless options available to you!
The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains caters to a variety of tastes and is often referred to as cottage county, complete with trails, a ski resort, and the beautiful village to walk around. Personally, my favorite part is scarfing down the sweet fried battered dough that’s known as Beaver Tails. If you only have time to do one thing at the Blue Mountains, then make sure you spend all your time at the Scandanavian Spa. The spa has cold, warm, and hot baths, along with a bunch of sauna and steam rooms. The perfect way to relax and refresh!
Dundas Peak, Tews Falls & Websters Falls
Dundas Peak is a world all on its own. If you enjoy hikes with gorgeous views – then this is the perfect adventure for you! I consider Dundas Peak to be a three in one – to get to the stunning peak lookout; you have the opportunity to spend time with the rumbling Tew’s Falls and the well known Webster’s Falls. Dundas Peak delivers breathtaking panoramic views of the entire town, and if you go on a weekday, you’ll be sure to beat the crowds.
Now here’s an impressive trail that resides to the Halton Conservation Area. Rattlesnake Point has something for everyone. The beginners can take the easy hiking routes to catch the breathtaking views from the numerous lookouts. The more adventurous hikers can try their luck at Bruce trail through to the glistening Crawford Lake Conservation Area. While experienced rock climbers have miles of towering cliffs at their mercy. From Toronto, this jaw-dropping magnificent natural reserve is under 1 hour.
Rain or shine trips outside of Toronto are worth your while. We have personal experience galavanting through all of these places and hope we’ve encouraged you to do the same. If you have any questions, reach out to us, we are more than happy to help you out!
Let us know it the comments below if you have been to any of the places listed above.
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