Don't say goodbye to summer just yet!
The promise of pumpkin spice lattes and crisp, colourful leaves hangs in the air, but summer isn't quite over yet and there's still time to plan some exciting adventures.
These last-minute trips are less than three hours away from Toronto, and they are the perfect way to enjoy the last weeks of warm weather.
Sip Peachy Sangria In A Vineyard Oasis
Price: $30 per person
When: Until September 23, 2021
Address: 1096 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: Sip the last days of summer away at Konzelmann Estate Winery, where you can sample wine, indulge in a charcuterie board, and rock a pair of complimentary sunglasses.
Relax At A Dune-Filled Beach
Price: Prices vary
Address: 3004 County Rd. 12, Picton, ON
Why You Need To Go: It isn't summer without at least a few beach trips, and Sandbanks Provincial Park is a great place to soak up that sunshine. It's home to the world's largest baymouth barrier dune formation, so you can frolic in endless sand.
Feel Like Willy Wonka For A Day
Price: $24.99 per adult
When: Until September 6, 2021
Address: 100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON
Why You Need To Go: It doesn't get sweeter than a trip to Sugar Rush, a massive candy land located just outside of the city. You can explore an immersive world of desserts, indulge in treats, and snap some pics for the 'gram.
Get Lost In A Field Of Sunflowers
Price: $13.50 per person
When: Until August 29, 2021
Address: 14309 Dixie Rd., Inglewood, ON
Why You Need To Go: Fill up on sunshine at Dixie Orchard's enchanting sunflower trail. The experience is complete with a corn maze, porch market, and more.
Hike To A Waterfall
Price: $10 parking fee
Address: County Road 13, Eugenia, ON
Why You Need To Go: Chasing waterfalls is always a fun warm-weather experience, and Eugenia Falls Conservation Area has a stunning 30-metre-tall cascade and scenic lookout.
Float Your Worries Away
Price: $34.95 per person
When: Until October 10, 2021
Address: 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener, ON
Why You Need To Go: Bingemans Lazy River Tubing lets you float down a scenic waterway for two hours, and you barely need to lift your paddle.
Explore An Illuminated Trail On A Mountain
Price: $29+ per adult
When: Weekends from August 20-29, 2021; daily from September 3 to October 31, 2021
Address: 150 Jozo Weider Blvd., Unit AS8, The Blue Mountains, ON
Why You Need To Go: AGORA: Path Of Light has returned to Blue Mountain, and you can take a gondola ride to a glowing trail through a forest.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.