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Friday Favourites: Day Trips from Toronto

As summer is wrapping up, I’m sure the wanderlust is kicking in. I know wanderlust has kicked my butt into high gear. So there are a few of my favourite spots to visit from Toronto that doesn’t take too much time to get to.

Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world! You can lay on the beach, play on the beach, hike in the surrounding trails (over 50K), and if you want to stay longer – there are cottages and beach houses to rent!


 Wasaga Beach – Tourism Media


So many places to hike in Hamilton! We drove out there and were able to go to three different hiking spots (recommended by my trail running buds) and had a blast. You can go off trail or you can stay on the marked paths but either way there is a lot to explore out there.


Blue Mountain

You can explore trails, kayak, canoe, and more in the summer then transition into snowing boarding, skiing, and other fun winter activities up at Blue Mountain. I visited for a The North Face Endurance relay and just fell in love with the view and the potential for adventure! To add to the fun, there’s also a Scandinave Spa for when you’re tired from all the exploring!

Prince Edward County

Don’t feel like going out and getting down and dirty in some trails? Prince Edward County is a short drive (or even a long bike ride!) away and has some great wineries for you to check out! You can book yourself a wine tour so you can kick back and relax.


 Prince Edward County – Tourism Media

 QOTD: Where are your favourite day trips from your city? Do you go on “active” vacations?

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12 thoughts on “Friday Favourites: Day Trips from Toronto

  1. I have only been to west coast & central Canada. I really need to get over to the east side. Toronto and the surrounding areas look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing mountain and beach ideas!

  2. Being from the GTA, I second all these places as worthy of visiting. I also enjoy taking a day trips to Niagara on the Lake. So picturesque and of course they have wineries too.

  3. Blue mountain sounds interesting. Kayaking and trekking trails definitely interest me. Sharing these getaways with a friend who is heading to Toronto. Thanks for the same.

  4. So fun, this brings back lots of childhood memories! Prince Edward County sounds so hip now, with the Drake Hotel second location and all the wineries and good food.

    Every time I’m home in Toronto now I try and do a bit more exploring, especially of nearby hiking trails.

  5. I would love to visit Wasaga Beach beach. It looks so beautiful and peaceful and it’s intringuind that it’s a fresh water beach. From the picture, it looks just like the seaside! 🙂

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