15 Places In Ontario’s Great Outdoors That You Need To See With Your Own Eyes In 2021

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15 Places In Ontario’s Great Outdoors That You Need To See With Your Own Eyes In 2021
Associate Editor

If getting out and exploring more is one of your New Year's resolutions, then you need to add some of these spots to your list.

These beautiful places in Ontario prove that it's one of the most stunning provinces to live in.

From towering white cliffs to glistening ice trails, there are breathtaking places to see year-round.

Explore a blossoming floral alleyway in the spring, bask in blue waters during warmer months, and journey behind a frozen waterfall in the winter.

Due to restrictions, some places may not be open or operating as usual, so it's best to visit the website or call ahead to get the most up-to-date information.

Make 2021 the year you see some of these incredible sights.

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The Grotto

Price: Fees vary

Address: 469 Cyprus Lake Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Bruce Peninsula National Park, this iconic cave surrounded by crystal waters is a stunning spot to visit during the summer months.

Cheltenham Badlands

Price: Parking fee

When: May - October

Address: Cheltenham Badlands, Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: These rolling red clay hills will make you feel as though you've taken a trip to Mars.

Magnolia Alley

Price: Free

When: Mid-April to early May

Address: 7145 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Each spring, the pathway at Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse bursts into gorgeous magnolia blooms. You can wander through a pink fairytale land at this flowery spot.

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery Ice Trail

Price: $12 + per adult

When: Until March break, weather permitting

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can glide around 12 acres of frozen cranberries at this enchanting ice trail. To make things even more magical, the icy path is lit with tiki torches on Saturday nights.

Devil's Punchbowl

Price: $5 parking fee

Address: Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, ON

Why You Need To Go: Waterfalls are always stunning, but this one boasts some extra beauty. You can watch the water cascade over unique rainbow cliffs at this spot.

Journey Behind The Falls

Price: $15 per adult

When: TBA

Address: 6650 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore the world behind Niagara's majestic waterfall by travelling through underground caves.

The Crack

Price: $15.50 per vehicle

Address: 960 ON-637, Killarney, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hike your way to stunning views at this Killarney Provincial Park Trail. You'll be treated to a landscape of white cliffs and turquoise waters.

Elora Gorge

Price: Prices vary

When: May 1 - October 15

Address: 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Featuring towering cliffs and riverside trails, this is a summer hot-spot for swimming and tubing.

Sand Hill Park

Price: $10 per person

When: May 1 - Thanksgiving

Address: 930 Lakeshore Rd., Port Burwell, ON

Why You Need To Go: This beach is home to gorgeous sandy mountains which tower 450-feet in the air, and you'll feel as though you're on a tropical vacation.

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Price: Parking fee

When: Late spring to fall

Address: 92 Hwy. 6, Wiarton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This breathtaking trail features a spiral staircase, historic ruins, and shimmering blue waters.

The Sunflower Farm

Price: TBA

When: TBA

Address: Hwy. 48 & Sideroad 17, Beaverton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get lost in a golden sea of sunflowers at this new farm, which boasts fields of endless blooms.

Nottawasaga Lookout

Price: Prices vary

Address: 9749 County Rd. 91, Duntroon, ON

Why You Need To Go: This hiking trail will take you past mossy cliffs that will make you feel like you're in an ancient temple. It also features a lookout spot where you can gaze over a forest.

Ouimet Canyon 

Price: Prices vary

When: May - October

Address: Greenwich Lake Rd., Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander across Canada's longest suspension bridge at this impressive canyon.

Mono Cliffs

Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 3rd Line E., Orangeville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore stunning trails year-round at this spot, which features beautiful lookout spots.

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

Price: TBA

When: TBA

Address: 2501 25 Side Rd., Campbellville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This dreamy purple farm has fields of lavender and tasty treats. You can snap the perfect picture as you explore the area.

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Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.