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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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