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9 Gorgeous Ontario Trails That Will Lead You Past Crystal Blue Waters

You'll feel like you're hiking through the Caribbean. 🌊
Toronto Senior Staff Writer
9 Gorgeous Ontario Trails That Will Lead You Past Crystal Blue Waters

You don't need to travel to the tropics in order to see spectacular turquoise water.

These Ontario blue water trails lead to vibrant views and breathtaking scenery, so lace up those hiking boots and start planning some adventures

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Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Price: Parking fee

When: Late spring - fall

Address: 92 Highway 6, Wiarton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This truly magical trail leads you along the escarpment edge and has views of the vibrant Colpoy's Bay. Along the way, you'll discover a spiral staircase and ruins of a historic estate.

Little Bluff Conservation Area

Price: $5 parking fee

When: Opening date to be announced

Address: 3625 County Rd. 13, Milford, ON

Why You Need To Go: Adventure along the majestic 20-metre limestone bluff at this spot, which offers panoramic views of Prince Edward Bay's dreamy blue waters.

La Cloche Silhouette Trail 

Price: Prices vary

Address: 960 ON-637, Killarney, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Killarney Provincial Park, this rugged trail ventures past the stunning Topaz Lake. You can drink in the sight of gorgeous turquoise waters at this spot.

Lion's Head Trail

Price: Prices vary

Address: McCurdy Drive Parkette, Lion's Head, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hike through the picturesque Lion's Head Provincial Park to this breathtaking lookout point. You'll be treated to views of towering cliffs and aqua waters.

Niagara Glen

Price: Free

Address: 3050 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Nestled in the Niagara Gorge, this nature reserve features a Carolinian Forest, prehistoric formations and the bright blue waters of the Niagara River.

McGinnis Lake Loop Trail

Price: Prices vary

When: May 14, 2021 - October 11, 2021

Address: 2249 Northey’s Bay Rd., Woodview, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Petroglyphs Provincial Park, you can discover the bright turquoise McGinnis Lake, which is one of the only meromictic lakes in the country. The layers of water don't intermix, resulting in the vibrant colour.

Gros Cap Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: Marshall Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Why You Need To Go: With steep rocky cliffs and towering views of Lake Superior, this area is a spectacular place to enjoy crystal blue water.

The Grotto

Price: $7.90 per adult

Address: Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hike along the Georgian Bay Shoreline to this blue water gem. Located in the Bruce Peninsula National Park, The Grotto is known for its crystal waters and incredible scenery.

Devil's Monument Loop

Price: Free

Address: 163 Borchardt Rd., Dyer's Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: This trail boasts the largest flowerpot rock formation of the Bruce Peninsula, as well as towering views of an electric blue bay. A stairway leads down to the beach so you can wander right along the shore.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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