14 Spontaneous Day Trips From Toronto You Need To Take This Spring - Narcity

14 Spontaneous Day Trips From Toronto You Need To Take This Spring

Exciting adventures lie just outside the city!

Living in Toronto and the entire province of Ontario we're all so lucky to be close to so much nature and beauty. Ontario has breathtaking nature adventures around every corner but I think it's safe to say that most of us don't take advantage of it like we should. 

Living in the city gives us access to everything we could ever need, so why leave? Well, there's tons of beauty that's just waiting to be explored and you just can't find it in the city. 

This spring we all should get out there and explore our great province and these day trips will let you do that without wandering more than 1 or 2 hours outside of the city limits! 


1. Terre Bleu Lavender Farm

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 

Only located a short drive outside of the city are these stunning lavender fields! You can wander through the fragrant isles of lavender, take pictures at the bright yellow door and indulge in some delicious lavender ice cream! 

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13. Pilliterri Estates Winery

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 30 mins

Now that spring is here it's time to soak up the sun and let loose! Take a trip to Niagara-On-The-Lake for a vineyard experience. They offer free tours of their winery including a red and white tasting of their wines!

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12. White Water Walk 

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 26 mins 

The White Water Walk is a truly magical experience at Niagara Falls that is officially opening tomorrow, April 14th. Walk along a boardwalk past Class 6 rapids and get a closer look on the viewing platforms that hover over the rushing rapids! 


11. St. Jacob's Farmers Market

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 18 mins 

St. Jacob's Farmers Market is located just outside of Kitchener and is one of the cutest markets in all of Ontario. There's horse-drawn carriage tours, tons of place to shop and eat, a flea market and so much more!

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10. Royal Botanical Gardens

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Distance From Toronto: 45 mins 

Located just outside of Toronto in Burlington, Ontario are the most beautiful botanical gardens! They have 4 different gardens, trails to explore and nature to spot while you're there. This summer they're also planning on opening up a massive rose garden that will be filled with fragrant and beautiful roses.

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9. Devil's Punchbowl 

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Distance From Toronto: 55 mins 

Hamilton is known as the city of waterfalls and it's super clear why. You can find stunning waterfalls that are just breathtaking like this one! Devil's Punchbowl is a 37 metre high ribbon waterfall that's in the centre of a bowl-like canyon. It's seriously a sight to see and definitely worth the road trip. 

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8. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

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Distance From Toronto: 2 hours 

Sometimes you just need to take a trip out of the city and pamper yourself all day long. The stunning Scandinave Spa in Blue Mountain is the perfect place for that! You can get access to their relaxing baths for just $60 or book some extra perks like a massage! 

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7. Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 52 mins 

The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a super cool spot for a day trip from the city. It spans 300 metres above the Trent River and you can actually see the river rushing below under your feet! It's definitely a sight to see. 

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6. Eramosa Karst

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Distance From Toronto: 55 mins 

Also located in Hamilton is this stunning conservation area that's full of caves and boardwalk trails! This place is so fun to explore with all the hidden nooks and crannies and amazing forest views along the way! 

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5. Sundance Balloons 

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 50 mins 

In Belmont, Ontario you can find the coolest way to get the best views of the entire province! The flights are pretty expensive ranging from about $250-$325 per person depending on what day of the week you want to go. Flights start again at the beginning of May!

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4. Belfountain Conservation Area

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 

The Belfountain Conservation Area is one of the best spots to explore in the province. You can walk over suspension bridges, past bright blue waterfalls, through lush forests and so much more! It's perfect for a spring day trip from the city. 

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3. Haute Goat 

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 8 mins

Haute Goat is a 120 acre farm in Ontario that's home to all kinds of adorable goats! You can pay a bit extra for their 'Goat Shmurgle' where you can cuddle, hug and smooch any goat and animal on the farm including their adorable Nigerian Dwarf Goats! It's like pet therapy but with goats and it's seriously cute.

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2. Rattlesnake Point

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Distance From Toronto: 1 hr 

Rattlesnake Point is a beautiful conservation area home to tons of fun nature activities. You can hike through the lush forests, take part in some natural rock climbing and see some breathtaking views from the top! 

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1. Dundurn Castle

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Distance From Toronto: 54 mins

Located in Hamilton is this stunning historic castle that was built like an Italian-style mansion in the 1830s. It has since been turned into a museum that's frozen in the 1800s and guests can learn about the lives of the royalty that lived there in the past. 

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