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11 Summer Day Trips Around Toronto That You Don't Need To Pack A Swimsuit For

For when you're all beached out.

Toronto Senior Staff Writer
Toronto Summer Day TripsTo Go On If You've Been To Every Beach

Everyone loves a good beach day, but there are so many other fun things to enjoy around Toronto during the summer months.

These activities don't require a beach bag, and you can get lost in fields of flowers, go on boozy bike tours, and more.

Visit The St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

Price: Free admission

When: Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Address: 878 Weber St. N., Woolwich, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spend the day in charming St. Jacobs, which boasts tons of local shops as well as Canada's largest year-round farmers' market, where you can stock up on all sorts of goods.

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Enjoy Some Theatre In A Tent

Price: To be announced

When: July - September 2021

Address: Stratford, ON

Why You Need To Go: The renowned Stratford Festival is moving outdoors this summer, and you can watch performances like A Midsummer Night's Dream while seated under a canopy.

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Pick A Flower Bouquet

Price: $8.85 – $22.12 per adult

Address: 2468 25 Side Rd. Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into a fairy tale at Lochland Botanicals' stunning flower farm, where you can build a bouquet, explore the fields and even visit little fairy villages. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Sip Some Wine & Take A Train Ride

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1468 #8 Hwy., Winona, Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spend the day in the fresh air at Puddicombe Estate, where you can enjoy flights of wine or cider, take a ride on a train, and pick your own cherries.

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Get Lost In Berry Fields

Price: Minimum $7.50 per person

When: Until July 25, 2021

Address: 13707 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: Downey's Farm has fields of raspberries ready to be picked. Don't forget to stop by the farm store for some treats afterwards!

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Explore Ancient Caves & Glacial Potholes

Price: $6.64 per adult

Address: 161 Fall St., Rockwood, ON

Why You Need To Go: Adventure through ancient caves filled with stalactites and giant glacial potholes at the Rockwood Conservation Area. A helmet, flashlight, and long-sleeved clothing are suggested.

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Walk Through Fields Of Gold

Price: $15 per adult

When: Opens end of July 2021

Address: Hwy. 48 & Sideroad 17, Beaverton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can follow a sunflower-shaped trail through a massive field of gold at The Sunflower Farm this season.

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Fly Through The Air To A Waterfall

Price: $69.99 per adult

Address: 5920 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Soar through the sky and enjoy breathtaking views of Niagara Falls on the Zipline To The Falls adventure.

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Try An Outdoor Escape Game

Price: $25.00 per person

Address: 156 Cedar Bank Rd., Peterborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Escape Maze has several outdoor adventure games in a variety of levels including the Gold Rush Trail and the Great Bear Trail.

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Roller Skate By The Water

Price: $9.50 per skate rental

When: Rentals opening July 12, 2021

Address: 47 Discovery Dr., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Live like you're in the '70s by rollerskating around the Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink - Pier 8.

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Go On A Boozy Bicycle Tour

Price: $35 + per person

Address: 1627 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara on the Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Have a boozy day in Niagara with the Grape Escape Wine Tours. You can rent a bicycle and visit different wineries while enjoying the surrounding scenery.

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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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