16 Breathtaking Ontario Lookouts Where You'll Basically Float With Clouds
Brb, dreaming of these views!
Nothing beats the view up here. We’ve all had our head in the clouds at one point or another, probably daydreaming about all of the places we want to travel to one day. Well, if you’re looking for even more dreamy destinations, you need to check out these. Some of them are so tall, you’ll feel like you're floating above it all.
Whether you want to hike up the mountainside or scale one of Ontario’s enormous fire towers, there’s no shortage of beautiful views for you to soak up.
In addition to the cotton-candy-like clouds, you’ll also find stunning waterfalls, beautiful lakes, and rolling trees as far as the eye can see at these spectacular spots.
It might be quite a hike to arrive at some of these observation points, but the payoff is huge.
So, even if you’re afraid of heights, it’s totally worth it!
Ishpatina Ridge in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, for example, is over 2000 feet tall and is the highest point in Ontario.
But don’t worry, they’re not all that tall.
So take a peek at the list below, and just try to keep your head out of the clouds.
Price: Starting at $10.84
Address: Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Park, ON
Why You Need To Go: A short but challenging 3.2 km trail will lead you to the tallest point in the province. Here, you will find an impressive fire tower that looks like it touches the sky.
Lions Head Lookout
Price: Starting at $10.8
Address: Lions Head Provincial Park, ON
Why You Need To Go: Land, water, and sky, you can enjoy it all from this scenic lookout point.
Price: $5 entry, $15 parking
Address: Harvest Rd., Dundas, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you want to feel like you're on top of the world, this is the place to be. You can spend the rest of your day exploring all the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area has to offer.
1000 Islands Tower
Address: 716 Highway 137 Hill Island, Lansdowne, ON
Why You Need To Go: This incredible lookout gem is located right on the cusp of the Canada-U.S. border. From here, you can enjoy a bird's-eye-view from 400 feet in the air. The best part? You take an elevator to the top.
Address: Scarborough, ON
Why You Need To Go: Sometimes it's hard to believe that these beautiful bluffs are even in Ontario. You'll feel like royalty when you hike to the tallest points.
Eagles Nest Lookout
Address: Greater Madawaska, ON
Why You Need To Go: Getting to Eagles Nest requires a relatively easy 1.5 km hike that leads to a 120-metre high cliff.
Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON
Why You Need To Go: Rattlesnake Point is full of natural Ontario beauty. While here, be sure to visit the Buffalo Crag Lookout or the Nassagaweya Lookout for some out-of-this-world sights.
Address: Georgian Bluffs, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you're looking to recreate the opening scene from The Lion King, then this Pride Rock lookalike is perfect.
Blue Mountain Scenic Lookout
Price: Prices vary
Address: The Blue Mountains, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is a great spot to get a bird's-eye view of the surrounding nature. And on a cloudless day, you may be able to see as far as Wasaga Beach.
Price: Parking fees may apply
Address: Eugenia Falls Conservation Area, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can look up at the clouds or down at the rushing waterfall below. Really, this is a win-win of a visit.
Price: Starting at $5
Address: Fort William First Nation, ON
Why You Need To Go: This stunning northern mountain is commonly used for Ojibwe sacred ceremonies, but it has some truly stunning lookout points for you to enjoy.
Price: Starting at $10.84
Address: Killarney Provincial Park, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is definitely one of those hikes that you low-key regret halfway through, but after roughly four hours of walking, you'll end up at the crack and your worries will fade away into the clouds.
Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower
Price: Starting at $5.50
Address: 1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd., Dwight, ON
Why You Need To Go: A common hot spot in the fall, this Ontario gem offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the clouds and trees around you.
Cup And Saucer Trail
Address: 6301 Bidwell Rd., Sheguiandah, ON
Why You Need To Go: Easily one of the most unique places along the Niagara Escarpment, you can make your way up cliffs that stand 70 metres tall.
Temagami Fire Tower
Price: Starting at $3
Address: Temagami, ON
Why You Need To Go: Climbing this tower gives us serious Jack And The Beanstalk vibes, and honestly, we're here for it.
Address: 105 Foley Mountain Ln., Westport, ON
Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous mountain lookout is an ideal spot for a picnic or a tranquil place to lay around with your head in the clouds.
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