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8 Hidden Ontario Gems You Have to Visit this Summer

Natalie Smakosz

8 Hidden Ontario Gems You Have to Visit this Summer by Natalie Smakosz on May 14th, 2018

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway? Well, look no further! Our beautiful city and province are full of amazing spots, just waiting to be explored by you!

1. Elora Quarry

The Elora Quarry, hands down, might just be one of the most beautiful spots in all of Ontario. With beautiful waters to go for a swim, it really is the perfect spot to cool off and enjoy the summer. The Elora Quarry is located in the cute little town of Elora, Ontario, which you can also explore!

2. Scarborough Bluffs

This place is by far one of my favorite sceneries in the GTA. You would never expect to have a little piece of paradise so close by! Scarborough Bluffs is the perfect spot to enjoy an adorable picnic or soak up the sun with some gorgeous views!

3. Flowerpot Island

Tobermory’s Flowerpot Island is absolutely stunning. Located in Tobermory, this gorgeous island is accessible only by boat, making it even more hidden!
With one of the gorgeous beaches I’ve seen in Ontario, Flowerpot Island is a great spot for camping, hiking, and some seriously beautiful views!

4. Cheltenham Badlands

If you want to admire some beautiful nature, the Cheltenham Badlands is the place for you! Located in Caledon, Ontario, this spot is perfect for a sweeping view and a hiking adventure. The Badlands themselves are closed to the public, but the viewpoint gives you a stunningly beautiful view of the natural phenomenon!

5. Albion Falls

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…but actually, do go chase these! Hamilton has some a really beautiful place to admire this powerful and breathtaking natural water phenomenon. This spot is perfect to relax in the summertime!

6. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Along with jaw-dropping views, Thunder Bay’s Giant Provincial Park has a ton of fun outdoor activities to get involved in, such as camping, biking trails, fishing, canoeing, and so much more! You may even spot some moose, wolves, and birds!

7. Killarney Provincial Park

Have you ever wanted to camp in a yurt? Well, look no further because Killarney just made your dream come true! If there’s anything more cool and romantic then camping in your own yurt, I have yet to find that! Other than camping in your own yurt, you can enjoy a so many other awesome outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, canoeing, and biking!

8. Sandbanks Provincial Park

If you’re all about fun, sand, and sun, this spots for you! Located in Prince Edward, Ontario, Sandbanks Provincial Park is the perfect beach spot! With three of beautiful beaches to explore you’ll definitely have some serious fun! You can also hit up some awesome hiking trails, go boating and canoeing!