Yes really! Ontario, Canada actually has some pretty amazing spots.
I know, who knew?!?!
I’ve lived in Ontario all of my life and of course other than our popular “cottage country” Muskoka region, “big city” Toronto, ever impressive “wonder of the world” Niagara Falls and of course our “nation’s capital” Ottawa, I’ve never really thought that there was much else to see…
When checking out travel destinations, I’ve always looked outside of the province, even outside the country when considering great sights to see and spots to vacation to.
This summer however, I’ve decided to stick closer to home and search out the sweet spots that this great province has to offer. Yes, of course the west coast of this great nation has their mountains and the east coast has their beautiful oceanside cliffs, but Ontario has some pretty sweet spots as well, especially off the beaten path.
After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon researching on Google and Pinterest of the “best places to see in Ontario,” I’ve come up with a draft list of the top 20 places in Ontario that I’d like to visit this summer (in no particular order):
- Thunder Bay – Sleeping Giant + Ouimet Canyon
- Lake Superior – Agawa Rock
- Scarborough Bluffs
- Bonnechere Caves
- Bon Echo Provincial Park
- Bruce Peninsula, National Park – The Grotto + Halfway Rock + Tobermory + Indian Head Cove + Flowerpot Island
- Long Point Provincial Park
- Ganaraska – Ziplining + Horseback Riding
- Hamilton Waterfalls – Webster’s Falls + Tew’s Falls + Burk’s Falls + Albion Falls + Chedoke Falls + Spencer Gorge + Devil’s Punch Bowl
- Monocliffs Provincial Park
- Niagara on the Lake
- Ball’s Falls
- Cheltenham Badlands
- Manitoulin Island – Mindemoya Cave + Fairytale Trail
- Fathom Five National Park – Shipwrecks
- Bruce Trail
- Collingwood – Caves + Wasaga Beach + Blue Mountain
- Elora Gorge – Tubing + Cliff Jumping
- Algonquin Provincial Park – Algonquin Loggin Museum Trail + Barron Canyon Trail + Brent Crater Trail
Stay tuned as I discover each of these little gems!