Only True Ontarians Know At Least 8 Of These 13 Secret Spots Around The Province

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Only True Ontarians Know At Least 8 Of These 13 Secret Spots Around The Province

You've done your fair share of exploring if you know about these secret places in Ontario.

Crystal blue waters, towering lookout points, and underground tunnels are just some of the things you can discover at these spots.

How many can you check off the list?

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White River Suspension Bridge

Price: $5.90 per adult

When: May 15 to October 15

Address: ON-627, Heron Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Pukaskwa National Park, this incredible suspension bridge will bring you towering views of Chigamiwinigum Falls.

Tyendinaga Cavern & Caves

Price: $14 per adult

When: Opening May 22, 2021

Address: 2623 Harmony Rd., Belleville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This cavern adventure will take you past ancient fossils and a secret turquoise pool.

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 3004 County Rd. 12, Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This park features the largest baymouth barrier dune formation in the world, and its mountainous sandy beaches will sweep you away to the tropics.

Flowerpot Island

Price: $7.90 per adult plus boat fare

Address: 120 Chi sin tib dek Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: Featuring crystal blue waters and towering rock formations, this is one secret spot every true Ontarian should know about.

Bridal Veil Falls

Price: Free

Address: Bridal Veil Falls, Kagawong, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located on Manitoulin Island, this stunning hidden waterfall is definitely a must-see.

Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Price: Donations accepted

Address: 297 College Dr., Haliburton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This lush forest is filled with enormous sculptures, and it's like wandering through a whole other world.

Brockville Railway Tunnel

Price: Donations accepted

When: Opening date to be announced

Address: 1 Block House Island Rd., Brockville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore Canada's first railway tunnel, which runs for half a kilometre beneath Brockville. The tunnel glows with colourful lights, making it even more magical.

Dorset Lookout Tower

Price: $5.50 walk-up fee

When: Opening date to be announced

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

Why You Need To Go: This 142-metre tower offers panoramic views of Lake of Bays and is especially stunning in the fall.

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Price: Parking fee

When: Late spring-fall

Address: 92 Highway 6, Wiarton, ON

Why You Need To Go: With a hidden spiral staircase, towering ruins, and turquoise waters, this area is straight out of a fairytale.

McGinnis Lake Loop Trail

Price: Prices vary

When: May 14, 2021 to October 11, 2021

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

Why You Need To Go: This vibrant pool of water can be found in Petroglyphs Provincial Park. It's one of the only meromictic lakes in the country, meaning that the layers of water don't intermix.

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

Price: Parking fee

Address: Grey Rd. 1, Wiarton, ON

Why You Need To Go: These magnificent cave formations are set along the Niagara escarpment, and they're worth adding to your bucket list.

Torrence Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve

Price: Free

Address: Southwood Road, Gravenhurst, ON

Why You Need To Go: Boasting incredible views of the starry sky, this light-free park is a truly magical hidden gem.

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

Price: $8.50 ferry fee per adult

Address: Toronto Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can discover the second oldest lighthouse in Canada hidden away on the Toronto Islands.

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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