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Visit One Of These 13 Cute Towns In Ontario For The Perfect Summer Weekend Away

Escape from city life.

Summer is the perfect time to explore what the great province of Ontario has to offer us. I mean, it's in our province's motto right? 'Yours To Discover' basically encourages all of us to experience all the adorable towns, beautiful nature and exciting activities that are scattered all across Ontario. 

If you're looking for some adorable towns to explore this summer Ontario definitely has no shortage of those. There's so many cute small towns that give you the perfect place to take a break from the bustling city life. 

These towns are full of boutique shops, cute cafes, romantic restaurants, and quaint bed and breakfasts to enjoy while you're there. It will be a weekend escape you'll never forget! 

13. Elora, Ontario 

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Elora is a hot spot for beautiful 19th century architecture, natural wonders and a bustling music, art and foodie scene! If you love exploring nature than you've definitely got to hike out to the stunning Elora Gorge or enjoy one of the numerous food festivals this town hosts in the summer. 


12. Niagara-On-The-Lake

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Is there a more romantic town than Niagara-On-The-Lake? Probably not. It's sits on the shore of Lake Ontario and is known for it's wineries and summer festivals. You can stay in a quaint little inn and wander the old-style streets full of cute shops, cafes and delicious restaurants! 


11. Caledon, Ontario

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The scenic countryside of Caledon is the perfect place to travel in Ontario. You can spend a relaxing day at the Millcroft Inn and Spa, visit the stunning Cheltenham Badlands, and stop by the Spirit Tree Cidery! 


10. Stratford, Ontario

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Stratford is famous for two things: being the home of Justin Bieber and their Shakespeare festival! The Stratford Shakespeare Festival takes place all summer long from April until October which is definitely the ideal time to visit. This city is also full of gorgeous parks and gardens to explore!


9. Port Hope, Ontario 

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Port Hope has that classic small-town feel to it with all it's beautiful architecture and nature. It's also the site where tons of movies are filmed including Stephen King's famous 'IT' movie adaptation! The downtown area of Port Hope is full of 19th century buildings and cute shops to explore.


8. Paris, Ontario

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It may not be the real Paris, but it's the closest we've got here in Ontario! The town of Paris was voted 'The Prettiest Little Town In Canada' so you know you're going to get a great weekend escape here. A large river flows through the town, there's tons of fine-dining restaurants, and tons of cute shops!


7. Unionville, Ontario

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Unionville is a small suburban village in Markham that's one of the oldest towns in all of Ontario! It was founded back in 1794 when settlers first arrived there. It's also probably one of the most picturesque towns in Ontario where movies and TV shows are frequently filmed including shots from Gilmore Girls! 


6. Goderich, Ontario

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The town of Goderich was named 'the prettiest town in Canada' by Queen Elizabeth II so you know you're in for a real treat here. You can hang out on the beaches by the shimmering waterfront, attend their summer festivals, go antique shopping and visit all the museums and galleries.


5. Merrickville, Ontario

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This adorable town is full of heritage buildings, specialty boutiques and and cozy restaurants! It has been dubbed the 'Jewel of the Rideau' and offers tons of beautiful sights along the canal. There's also tons of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, shopping and the arts!


4. Perth, Ontario

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Perth is a stunning little town in Ontario that's perfect for a weekend away from the city. There's beautiful architecture, nature filled parks, cozy bed & breakfasts, and rolling fields. You should definitely explore Stewart Park, outdoor activities and museums in the downtown area.


3. Bobcaygeon, Ontario

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There's a reason the Tragically Hip wrote a song about the small town of Bobcaygeon, and that's because it's so darn irresistible. This town us unbeatable cottage country and lakeside spots to explore! You can enjoy heritage tours, public beaches, and cycling routes plus the downtown area is full of cute shops and restaurants.


2. Creemore, Ontario

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Everyone already knows about the town of Creemore because it's home to one of Canada's favourite beer's but it actually has a lot more to offer as well. There's tons of farmland to explore, restaurants with incredibly fresh food and cute shops in the area!


1. Picton, Ontario

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Located in the stunning Prince Edward County is the charming town of Picton. Stroll through the town and you'll find adorable shops, old movie theatres, cute bookstores, romantic restaurants and so much more. There's also tons of wineries in the area to enjoy a day of wine tasting!

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