18 Secret Spots In Ontario You And Your BFF Absolutely Need To Discover This Spring
Nature adventures await!
April is officially here and that means the weather is about to become really nice really quick! We can expect some showers before the stunning May flowers show up and we can truly appreciate all the natural beauty of spring.
Another wonderful thing that comes with springtime is the fact that we can finally get out of our winter hibernating funk and explore the amazing province that we live in.
There's tons of great things that a lot of people don't know about in this province like cherry blossom trails, floating boardwalks, rushing waterfalls, hidden caves and so much more!
18. The Paris Wincey Mills Market
Located in Paris, Ontario is this adorable market place that is definitely worth a road trip. There's tons of local food and culinary shops, local vendors, cafes, flower markets and more! It's a great option to explore if you're looking for a cute destination for your spring adventure.
17. Decew Falls
Located in St. Catherine's, Ontario are these stunning waterfalls that are perfect for a road trip on a sunny day. The falls are 22 metres high and surrounded by picturesque views. It's super popular for swimming in the summer months and there's tons of hiking trails in the area as well.
16. Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail
Spruce Bog Trail is located in Algonquin Park and is an amazing outdoor experience to take this spring. The trail will take you along a 1.5 km boardwalk loop through spruce tree forests and over marsh bogs.
15. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
If you're someone who's super adventurous and loves spending time outdoors, this is the spot for you. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures has tons of activities like eco tours, cave trails, suspension bridges, mini golf, zip lines and so much more!
14. Terre Bleu Lavender Farm
This is definitely the best lavender farm to explore in all of Ontario. You can wander through the colourful and fragrant rows of lavender, take pictures at the yellow door in the middle of the fields, enjoy some lavender flavoured ice cream and shop in their lavender gift shop!
13. Meldrum Bay
Spend a day out by the bay near a charming Ontario town! You can watch stunning sunsets, go for a peaceful boat ride, and you can spend some time relaxing and swimming by the water.
12. Albion Falls
Hamilton is the city of waterfalls and this is one of the best they have! Albion Falls is a 19 metre high cascade of water flowing down a series of rocky steps. It's a beautiful spot to swim when the weather is warm and for pictures and hiking all year round!
11. Point Pelee National Park
Point Pelee National Park is probably the most underrated secret spots in all of Ontario. You can walk along a 1 km floating boardwalk through forests and over marsh bogs! Connect with nature in this gorgeous national park.
10. Spencer Smith Park
Located just outside of Toronto in Burlington, Ontario is this stunning park that blooms with cherry blossoms in the springtime. Visit in late April to May and you'll be rewarded with the site of over 50 sakura trees in full bright pink blooms!
9. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
Treat yourselves to a spa day this spring because you definitely deserve it! Located in Blue Mountain, Collingwood is this stunning Scandinavian Spa that is perfect for pampering yourselves. You can get access to their gorgeous outdoor baths for just $60 and it's totally worth it.
8. Whirlpool Aero Car Niagara Falls
See the gorgeous Niagara Falls from above on the Whirlpool Aero Car! You can see the rushing rapids and whirlpool from the falls from the best vantage point. You'll get stunning pictures and an amazing experience all at the same time.
7. Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge
The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a must-visit destination this spring. It spans across 300 feet of the Trent River and will give you the prettiest views. It's a great spot to appreciate nature and definitely for some cute pictures.
6. Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
If you love cider than taking a road trip out to this cidery is the perfect thing for your next road trip! They make tons of fresh and delicious types of cider and they even have an orchard where they pick the apples fresh! They also have a kitchen where they make some seriously delicious food for lunch.
5. Boldt Castle
In the beautiful area of the 1000 Islands you can find an old and historic castle called Boldt Castle. It opens to guests in May but remember to bring your passport because it's located in the New York side!
4. Perth, Ontario
Perth is one of the prettiest towns in all of Ontario. It's just a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto and once you get there you'll find gorgeous Maple trees, a stunning river, Canada's oldest golf course, and tons of adorable shops and cafes!
3. Dairy Cream
Take a trip outside of the city just to Mississauga and enjoy some seriously amazing ice cream treats. You can get delicious banana splits, funnel cakes topped with ice cream and toppings, dipped cones and so much more!
2. Belfountain Conservation Area
Located just an hour outside of Toronto is this stunning conservation area that's home to some seriously gorgeous natural wonders. You can walk over a beautiful flowing waterfall on a suspension bridge, through lush forests and past historic fountains!
1. Canadian Tulip Festival
If you're up for a road trip to Ottawa you'll be rewarded with a gorgeous display of bright, blooming tulips! You can see gardens full of all different colours of these fragrant flowers in front of historic sights all over Ottawa. The festival will be taking place from May 11th to May 21st.