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30 Secret Places To Take Your Girlfriend Near Toronto

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30 Secret Places To Take Your Girlfriend Near Toronto

We all know how important spending quality time with your S/O is when you're in a relationship. It doesn't have to be an extravagant date with the two of you, it only matters that you're together and you're enjoying every minute of each other's company.

Though just making dinner and watching movies at home can qualify as a fun date, sometimes it's also fun to get out of your comfort zones and experience something new together! Ontario is home to some amazing adventures, unique spots and hidden areas that are the perfect place to bring you S/O on your next adventure date.

But if you're reading this and you don't have a S/O, these adventures are perfect for literally everyone to enjoy, no matter what your relationship status is! Experience every unique adventure right here in our own province.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

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Distance: 2 hrs 5 mins

Why You Should Go: This fun outdoor adventure park in Collingwood is the perfect place to bring your girlfriend for an exciting experience. They have all kinds of activities year round but their winter ones include snowshoeing, cross country skiing, suspension bridges, hiking and more!

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Bridal Veil Falls

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Distance: 5 hrs 55 mins

Why You Should Go: This gorgeous winter location is a bit of a trip from Toronto, but it's an experience that everyone living in Ontario should have. It's located on Manitoulin Island and is a great place for swimming in the summer but it becomes seriously magical in the winter months.

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Northridge Inn & Resort

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Distance: 2 hrs 53 mins

Why You Should Go: This adorable inn located in Muskoka is the perfect place for you and your girlfriend to escape the city for a weekend. They have a few different types of accommodations like their vintage airstream by the lake, glamping tents, and lakeside chalets.

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Balaclava Ghost Town

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Distance: 3 hrs 50 mins

Why You Should Go: This Ontario destination is a little bit of a hike to get to, but it's a seriously cool place once you get there. This town flourished back in the 19th century with the timber industry. But once that industry was depleted the town slowly began abandoned and is now a popular 'ghost town' spot.

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Dorset Lookout Tower

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Distance: 2 hrs 42 mins

Why You Should Go: This amazing hiking experience is located near Huntsville and is the perfect place for scenic views. When you get to the top of the tower you'll be greeted with breathtaking panoramic views of the nature surrounding you!

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Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves

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Distance: 2 hrs 2 mins

Why You Should Go: This is Ontario's oldest natural cavern and is a super cool place to explore a hidden underground world. Explore the hidden paths, squeezing through caves walls as you go and gaze into the bright turquoise waters of the wishing well!

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Torrence Barrens Dark-Sky Reserve

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Distance: 2 hrs 17 mins

Why You Should Go: This natural wonder located just a couple hours from Toronto is a piece of Crown Land that's probably one of the best place to go star gazing. Bring your car, some blankets and make it a romantic date that you'll never forget!

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Millcroft Hot Springs

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Distance: 1 hr

Why You Should Go: The Millcroft Inn & Spa is the perfect place to take your girlfriend for a day of full relaxation because they have an outdoor spa full of hot springs! Their outdoor hot spring pools are open all year round and will definitely warm you up during winter.

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Bruce Peninsula Grotto

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Distance: 3 hrs 30 mins

Why You Should Go: Everyone knows how beautiful the natural wonder that is Bruce Peninsula is. But they also have a hidden grotto near the cliffs that everyone should check out if you're up for the trip. You'll feel like you were transported straight to Greece!

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White Water Walk

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Distance: 1 hr 23 mins

Why You Should Go: If you've ever been to Niagra Falls you know what the main attraction is, but this is another amazing adventure that most people don't even know exists. The White Water Walk is super cool, you'll take an elevator down to a tunnel that connect to a boardwalk that will take you past rushing rapids!

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Spadina Museum

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Distance: 15 mins

Why You Should Go: This hidden spot is located in Toronto so you don't even need to go anywhere! The Spadina House and Museum is a super cool place that has a gorgeous greenhouse, gardens and a look into Toronto during the early 1900s.

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Brockville Railway Tunnel

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Distance: 3 hrs 17 mins

Why You Should Go: The Brockville Railway Tunnel is an amazing piece of Canadian history being Canada's first every railway tunnel built in 1860! It is now closed to trains but transformed into a beautiful walking or biking tunnel that is decorated with colourful lights for a magical underground experience.

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Spruce Bog Boardwalk

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Distance: 3 hrs 30 mins

Why You Should Go: The majestic Algonquin Park has tons of amazing places to explore, but the Spruce Bog Boardwalk is one of the most beautiful spots. It's a stunning walk all year round, no matter the season!

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Agawa Canyon Train Tour

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Distance: 7 hrs 19 mins

Why You Should Go: This is clearly quite the trek from Toronto but the views on this canyon train ride is totally worth the drive. This one day rail adventure will take you through gorgeous forest and canyon views!

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Cheltanham Badlands

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Distance: 48 mins

Why You Should Go: If you're looking for a super unique adventure near Toronto, this is definitely it. You probably had no idea Ontario had it's own badlands, but we do! They were recently closed to the public and only could be viewed from afar but this season they should be reopening to the public again.

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Screaming Heads

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Distance: 2 hrs 52 mins

Why You Should Go: These unique sculptures located north of Muskoka are super cool art installations that were dubbed the 'screaming heads'. The property is both where the artist himself lives and where he creates his art but the installations are free and open to the public to visit.

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Cyprus Lake

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Distance: 3 hrs 45 mins

Why You Should Go: This lake is a stunning bright turquoise colour that is a great road trip destination all months of the year! They have a camp ground for winter or summer camping or you can stop and just take in the beauty here.

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White Meadows Farms

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Distance: 1 hr 17 mins

Why You Should Go: Maple Syrup harvesting season is fast approaching, usually starting at the beginning of March, and this farm offers tons of fun activities. Take a sugar bush hike, enter the sugar bush maze, enjoy the Canadian classic tire sur le neige (maple syrup on snow), and so much more!

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Arrowhead Skating Trail

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Distance: 2 hrs 25 mins

Why You Should Go: This 1.3 km long skating trail located in Arrowhead Provincial Park and is the perfect winter activity to do with your S/O. Every week you can attend a special "Fire & Ice" skate night where they place tiki lanterns along the side of the rink!

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Scandinave Spa

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Distance: 2 hrs

Why You Should Go: The Scandinave Spa located at Blue Mountain is the ideal place for a day of relaxation. It's the ultimate spa experience all year round but it really becomes magical in the winter!

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St. Raphael's Ruins

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Distance: 4 hrs 26 mins

Why You Should Go: These abandoned ruins used to be a stunning church built back in 1846 but was destroyed in a fire in 1970. In 1999 this ruins were declared a National Historic Site and is now an amazing place to visit all year round for a look directly into Canada's past.

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Aquatopia Conservatory

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Distance: 4 hrs 14 mins

Why You Should Go: This spot is the perfect place to visit if you want to spend a weekend in Ottawa. It's an indoor water garden/greenhouse that also doubles as a cafe! You can shop for plants, watch the fish swim in the ponds and smell all the fresh flowers while you sip on a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

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Martello Alley

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Distance: 2 hrs 40 mins

Why You Should Go: This super cute alley is located in the heart of Kingston and is the perfect place for all art lovers to visit. This hidden alley showcases local artists and their unique and special creations!

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Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat

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Distance: 7 hrs 34 mins

Why You Should Go: Cochrane, Ontario is home to a habitat that a group of adorable polar bears call home. This habitat also has a wading pool that is connected to the Polar Bear's that allows visitors to actually swim with them!

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African Lion Safari

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Distance: 1 hr 6 mins

Why You Should Go: Cambridge, Ontario is home to a unique park filled with African animals! You can spend the day on a safari tour and see animals from elephants to lions to zebras!

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West Montrose

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Distance: 1 hr 23 mins

Why You Should Go: The tiny town of West Montrose, Ontario is known as one of the most romantic towns in the whole province. They have an adorable covered bridge which is known as the 'kissing bridge' that's perfect for a romantic moment with your S/O!

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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Distance: 56 mins

Why You Should Go: If your girlfriend is an animal lover, she'll love a trip to the donkey sanctuary! It's a refuge for donkeys and mules that have been neglected or abused and lets them live long and happy lives in safety.

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Spirit Tree Cidery

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Distance: 49

Why You Should Go: Though this cidery is best to visit during the fall months when you can also go apple picking, they have tons to offer all year round. The food at this place is literally amazing and you can pair it with a fleet of their delicious ciders!

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St. Anne's Spa

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Distance: 1 hr 25 mins

Why You Should Go: A spa getaway is the best way to escape the winter cold and warm up with your S/O. St. Anne's Spa is located in Grafton, Ontario and has tons of amazing amenities including their steaming outdoor hot tubs!

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Camp 30

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Distance: 56 mins

Why You Should Go: During World War 2, Camp 30, located in Bowmanville, was used as a prisoner of war camp. It has a rich history but has since been abandoned and is now filled with amazing graffiti. It's an interesting place to explore just outside of Toronto that's also great for photos.

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