Summer is nearly here, so it is time to start planning some fun adventures with your BFF. Now that the weather is finally warm again, it is time to pack up the car and go exploring.

Even if you've lived in Ontario all your life, there are plenty of amazing spots to explore. From beautiful flower fields, picture-perfect swimming spots with crystal clear water, or super cute glamping sites you will want to add all these spots to your summer bucket list.

To help you start planning your next road trip, here are 15 secret places in Ontario to bring your BFF this summer:

Topaz Lake


Cool off this summer, by going for a swim at Topaz Lake in Killarney Ontario. The hidden swimming hole can only be reached by along the La Cloche Silhouette Trail, but it is well worth it to get to the stunning lake surrounded by pine trees.

Bridal Veil Falls

Located near the town of Kagawong, Bridal Veil Falls is a beautiful 35 feet tall waterfall. Make sure to pack your bathing suit and towel, before you visit the waterfall as you can go swimming at the base of the waterfall.

Carp Custom Creamery


Nothing screams summer more than going for ice cream! Carp Custom Creamery specializes in small batch ice cream that is produced in house daily. Each day they have a selection of 16 flavours available, including vegan and dairy free ice cream too!

Cyprus Lake Grotto

Cyprus Lake in Tobermory Ontario needs to be on your summer bucket list. The lake has super clear turquoise water that will make you feel like you are in the Caribbean. Head here with your BFF for a day of swimming and relaxing in the sun.

Prince Edward County Lavender

Did you know in Prince Edward County there is a massive field of lavender that you can visit? Prince Edward County Lavender is the perfect spot to go with your BFF. You can take photos together in the purple blooms, and buy lavender products to take home.

Elora Quarry

One of the best spots to go swimming is at Elora Quarry. The large limestone quarry is the perfect swimming hole. Elora Quarry is surrounded by high cliffs and a small sandy beach.

Eagle Canyon Adventures

You won't believe the view from Eagle Canyon Adventures suspension bridges! Here you'll find Canada's longest foot suspension bridge. It is 600 feet long and 125 feet above a huge canyon.

Elements Luxury Tented Camp

For a fun weekend getaway, go glamping this summer with your BFF! At Elements Luxury Tented Camp, your beautiful glamping sites come furnished with beds so you can sleep comfortably. While here you can drink a glass of wine by the waterfall, do stand up paddle boarding, or join one of the yoga classes.

Treetop Trekking

Are you and your BFF up for a challenge? If so, spend a fun day at this treetop aerial course in Hamilton, Ontario. Treetop Trekking has a tree walk village, aerial game course, and a zip line!

Pirate Ship Cove

On the next hot and sunny day head to Niagara's inflatable water park with your BFF. It is Ontario's largest inflatable water park and offers the ultimate way to a day off this summer.

Country Cut Flowers

At Country Cut Flowers, in Newmarket, you can walk through the fields of flowers like dahlias, sunflowers, and ranunculus. Best of all, while here make yourself a bouquet of gorgeous flowers to take home with you! The pick-your-own bouquet option is available from late July until September.

Haute Goat

There are so many cute to snuggle at Haute Goat! For a small fee, you can tour Haute Goat farm and get up close to the alpacas, horses, and dwarf goats. Make sure to check the farm's calendar of events, as they often host goat yoga and other fun classes.

Tavern On The Falls

If you are searching for the ultimate patio to go to with a friend this summer you need to visit Tavern On The Falls. This dreamy patio overlooks a waterfall and serves some fantastic cocktails.

Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve

Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve is the perfect spot in Ontario to escape the city and to see the stars. Because it is so far away from the light pollution of any towns, you can easily see the stars and perhaps even a shooting star without needing a telescope.

Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower

From the top of the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, you can enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the surrounding forest.

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