Ontario has so many incredible (and very underrated) waterfronts that you need to take advantage of before the summer is over.  Enjoy beautiful scenery, great waterfront patios, and numerous Instagram opportunities at these 9 places!

Take a look at our list below and find out if your hometown made the list! 

1. Burlington

Burlington's Spencer Smith Park is home to numerous restaurants, trails and boutiques.   It is also home to the Sound of Music Festival, Canada Day Celebrations and Ribfest!  This waterfront has a pier, fine dining, splash pad, paved trails, and a small beach.

Road trip time from Toronto: 52 Mins


2. Port Credit

Port Credit is definitely an underrated part of Mississuaga.  The harbour and lakeside trails are extremely picturesque, perfect for your next Instagram!

Road trip time from Toronto: 26 Mins 


3. Etobicoke

Colonel Samuel Smith park in Etobicoke provides the perfect view of the Toronto skyline.  If you're looking to catch a stunning skyline sunrise, definitely head  to the Etobicoke! P.S. you can also catch a lot of Pokemon here.

Road trip time from Toronto: 24 mins


4. Bronte

Bronte Heritage Park is the perfect place for a summer picnic or an after dinner lake walk with your bae. And by bae I mean dog.  There is ample seating if you're interested in people watching or just relaxing on a beautiful day.

Road trip time from Toronto: 46 mins


5. Rouge Hill

You've probably seen Rouge Hill's waterfront while on the Go train.  The waterfront is extremely gorgeous with lots of paths to walk and enjoy the scenery.

Road trip time from Toronto: 45 mins


6. Niagara on the Lake

It would be rude to not include Niagara on the Lake on this list.  Between the beautiful wineries, and adorable restaurants it's hard not to fall in love with Niagara on the lake.

Road trip time from Toronto: 1 hr 51 mins


7. Kingston

If you go to school in Kingston or live there, you need to take a trip to the waterfront.  If you like day drinking and basking in the sun (who doesn't?) then you'll love this waterfront oasis.

Road trip time from Toronto: 3 hrs


8. Barrie

Barrie deserves a lot more credit for it's waterfront.  If you're looking to spend the day enjoying the last of summer's beautiful weather, head to Centennial Beach!

Road trip time from Toronto: 1 hr 43 mins


9. Pickering

Pickering's nautical village is like something out of a movie.   Hit up one of the adorable restaurants close by and enjoy a beautiful walk by the lake!

Road trip time from Toronto: 47 mins


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