Calling all lone wolves! If you think the ideal travel partner is me, myself, and I, then this one’s for you. We’ve rounded up eight spontaneous day trips from Toronto so that you can enjoy some peace and relaxation outside of the city buzz. 

While it can be super fun to pack the whole squad in the car for a road trip adventure, sometimes we all just need a little alone time.

Whether you need to recharge and collect your thoughts, or simply desire a solo break from everyday life, getting out of Toronto can really help.

The spots on our list are all just a few hours or less outside of the city, but you’ll feel like you’re in a whole other world while you explore ancient ruins, breathtaking boardwalks, and more. 

Travelling alone has plenty of benefits. You get to pick the destination, the food, the music. Basically, it’s all up to you.

So take a peek at the places below and start compiling that epic day trip playlist, because flying solo never felt so good.

Oastler Lake Provincial Park

Price: $10.84 day-use

Address: 380 Oastler Park Dr., Parry Sound, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore the trails and then cozy up next to the water to soak in all the peaceful views. 


Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

Price: $7

Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can hike up to one of the lookout points to enjoy a bird's-eye view while you sit and ponder.  


Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Price: $10.84 day-use

Address: Concession Rd. 7, Alliston, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here you'll find multiple hiking trails, swimming holes, and breathtaking views. The perfect spot to do a little soul searching.


Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Price: $10.84 day-use

Address: 2249 Northeys Bay Rd., Woodview, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the day looking for Indigenous rock carvings and admiring the nearly turquoise water from McGinnis Lake. 


Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Price: Parking fees may apply

Address: 92 Hwy. 6, Wiarton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander down this unique spiral staircase and explore ancient ruins here.


Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Price: $7.75

Address: 3115 Conservation Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander boardwalk trails and keep your eyes open for adorable little turtles paddling in the water.


Dorset Lookout Tower

Price: Starting at $5.50

Address: 1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd., Dwight, ON

Why You Need To Go: If want to feel like you're on top of the world then a visit to this scenic lookout tower needs to be on your travel bucket list.


Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge

Price: $10.84 day-use

Address: Trent Dr., Campbellford, ON 

Why You Need To Go: It may not be Canada's longest suspension bridge, but the views from here are still pretty sweet. Plus, it's less than two hours from the 6ix in Ferris Provincial Park.


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