25 Day Trips East of Toronto

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From the glorious sands of Sandbanks Provincial Park to suspension bridge hanging over the Trent River Gorge and glorious lavender fields, here are 25-day trips east of Toronto.

Laveanne Lavender Fields [1 hr 15 minutes from Toronto]

 
Located in Campbellcroft, Laveanne is a wonderful day trip destination from Toronto. Enjoy meditative walk in the nine circuit, modified Neo- Medieval lavender labyrinth, which measures over 30 meters in diameter. In addition to exploring the farm, yoga exercises are also available early in the morning in the lavender farms. A selection of gourmet lavenderinspired foods ready to tempt your palate is also available in the gift shop. 25 Outdoor Adventures in Northumberland County

Address: 8667 Gilmour Road, Campbellcroft – Port Hope
Phone: (705) 201-1545

Glen Major [50 minutes from Toronto]

For a getaway out in the forest, head to Glen Major – a 5.8 kilometer loops near Uxbridge that transports you into the heart of nature. This trail is kid- and dog-friendly, and allows horseback riding and mountain biking.
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Cobourg Beach [1 hr 15 minutes from Toronto]

This popular beachis the perfect place to relax in an ideal beach atmosphere. Enjoy the sunset/sunrise, go for a run, lay on the sand, or head to an event such as the sandcastle competition or Ribfest depending on the season.
Address: 138 Division St, Cobourg

Ferris Provincial Park [2 hrs from Toronto]

Known for its suspension bridge hanging over the Trent River Gorge, this stunning provincial park offers spectacular lookouts, camping atop a forested drumlin, hiking, snowshoeing, and swimming nearby.
Address: 474 County Rd 8, Campbellford
Phone: 705-653-3575
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Enjoy the Treetop Eco-Adventure Park [50 minutes from Toronto]

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The Treetop Eco-Adventure Park offers an array of outdoor adventures onsite, including an aerial treetop obstacle course, combat archery, and even axe throwing. The park welcomes all ages and skill levels, just come prepared with the right attire and plenty of excitement!
Address: 53 Snow Ridge Ct, Oshawa
Phone: 905-655-1113
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Explore the Tyendinaga Caves [2 hrs from Toronto]

The Tyendinaga Caves are Ontario’s oldest natural cavern. You can explore them yourself, or join a guided tour through this fascinating hidden gem. Although a famed tourist destination, the site has maintained its authenticity and is a must-see in the region.
Address: 2623 Harmony Rd, Belleville
Phone: 613-919-5686
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Explore the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area [1 hr 50 minutes from Toronto]

 
Right in the heart of the valley of the Indian River, the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area is a popular family destination, boasting 52 family campsites, 15 kilometers of hiking trails with scenic views, a sandy beach, and of course, the seven caves that encourage discovery.
Address: 289 Caves Rd, Warsaw
Phone: 705-652-3161
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Explore Thomas Foster Memorial [ 1 hour from Toronto]

Visit Durham Region’s Taj Mahal. Explore the building built in 1936 by the former mayor of Toronto inspired by Taj Mahal mixed with Byzantine Architecture, with solid bronze doors, stain glass windows hand painted and fired. Summer in Durham Region
Address: 9499 Durham Regional Rd 1, Uxbridge
Phone: 705-652-3161

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Go horseback riding in Pleasure Valley Forest [45 minutes from Toronto]

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With Pathways on Pleasure Valley, you can ride through the 225 plus acres of valley pathways of the Pleasure Valley Forest on horseback. Experience the exciting landscape with well-trained equine partners in all seasons.
Address: 2499 Brock Rd, Uxbridge
Phone: 905-649-2888
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Go golfing at the Black Bear Ridge Golf Course [2 hrs from Toronto]

This 18-hole golf course has a variety of elevation, natural water features, and beautiful views and is laid out in a traditional parkland way. Black Bear Ridge also provides a place to relax and purchase food and beverages in between rounds.
Address: 501 Harmony Rd, Corbyville
Phone: 613-968-2327

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Hang out at The Big Apple [1 hr 40 minutes from Toronto]

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The Big Apple has been a family-favorite year-round destination that features several fun, free outdoor activities like the 18-hole mini putt and train rides, as well as a wonderful bakery and smokehouse kitchen and food truck.
Address: 262 Orchard Rd, Colborne
Phone: 905-355-2574
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Explore the Presqu’ile Provincial Park [1 hr 45 minutes from Toronto]

 
Presqu’ile Provincial Park has been synonymous with camping. Over 300 campsites that have shoreline to forest settings, a recorded 338 bird species, interpretive programs, a nature centre, and a wonderful marsh boardwalk trail are just some of the wonder that the park has to offer.
Address: 328 Presqu’Ile Pkwy, Brighton
Phone: 613-475-4324
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Prince Edward County [2 hours from Toronto]

imageJourney to some of the provinces best sandy beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park, tour art, wine and culinary trails and cycle through gorgeous, gently rolling hills! See if you can solve the mystery of Lake on the Mountain, a freshwater lake with no source at this top place to see in Canada and a rising, internationally recognized wine destination.

Haute Goat [2 hours from Toronto]

This quaint, magical farm is populated with chickens, dwarf goats, alpacas, Icelandic horses, and a shiitake forest. Haute Goatis located in Port Perry, and is a fantastic destination for a family day trip. 25 Outdoor Adventures in Northumberland County
Address: 1166 5th Line, Port Hope
Phone: 416-402-8144

Go back in time at the Parkwood National Historic Site [50 minutes from Toronto]

Take a break from modern life and immerse yourself in the 20th century Parkwood National Historic Site – the country’s last remaining grand estate. This grand 15,000 square foot, 5—room mansion is sure to impress, with stunning landscaping, art, and architecture.
Address: 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
Phone: 905-433-4311
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While you are there check out the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens. The gardens are a colourful natural attraction that has merged the Parkwood gardens, the R.S. McLaughlin Estate gardens, along with a bunch of modern garden features that features a peony garden, a daylily collection, and lovely architectural elements.
Address: 155 Arena St, Oshawa
Phone: 905-436-3311
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Experience the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site [1 hr 30 minutes from Toronto]

25 Day Trips from TorontoLocated on the Otonabee River, this structure on the Trent-Severn Waterway lifts boats almost 20 meters off the ground – which makes this the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. This site is a great place to appreciate the work of engineers, to picnic, and to just walk around the site and explore. Day Trip from Toronto: Peterborough
Address: 220 Hunter Street East, Peterborough
Phone: 705-750-4953
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Go fishing at the Bay of Quinte [2 hr 20 minutes from Toronto]

Go on a fishing charter in the Bay of Quinte – one of the best places in Ontario for a memorable time on the water. Charters can take you out to fish for Walleye, and other great catches depending on the season.
Address: 11 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville
Phone: 613-968-4427
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Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery [2 hrs from Toronto]

 
This 58-acre waterfront farm was settled all the way back in 1863. The great soils in this area allow Fronterra to grow well and keep a sustainable agro-tourism experience for visitors in the modern day. Aside from their luxury camping experience, the farm camp offers farm-to-plate workshops, and are looking to offer photography and soap making in future.
Address: 242 County Rd 27, Consecon, Prince Edward County
Phone: 800-427-1257
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Hike and Camp at the Darlington Provincial Park [50 minutes from Toronto]

This beachfront provincial park offers a famed family camping experience close to the city. Features include the long sandy beachfront that lines Lake Ontario, several hiking trails that teem with flora and fauna, and of course, paddling opportunities on the waters of the lake.
Address: 1600 Darlington Park Rd, Bowmanville
Phone: 905-436-2036
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See the biodiversity of Rouge National Urban Park [30 minutes from Toronto]

The biodiversity of Rouge National Urban Park lies in an amalgamation of cultural, natural, and agricultural landscapes in the Greater Toronto area. Here, you can find Toronto’s only campground, large marshes, hiking, and incredible human history.
Address: 105 Guildwood Parkway, PO Box 11024, Toronto
Phone: 416-264-2020
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Relax at the Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat and Spa [1 hr 20 minutes from Toronto]

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Get away from the stresses of daily life at the Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat and Spa. Enjoy a personalized spa experience that includes different types of massage, chef prepared meals, nature trails, and yoga and meditation.
Address: 795 Northumberland Heights Rd, Alnwick/Haldimand Township, Cobourg
Phone: 905-372-7500
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Rice Lake [1.5 Hours from Toronto]

If you are looking for a getaway to the water, you should consider Rice Lake.Located in both Peterborough and Northumberland Counties, Rice Lake is a shallow lake that gets it’s name from the wild rice that grows there. It is a beautiful lake, ideal for camping and boating and there are several small towns surrounding the lake that offer sightseeing, shops, restaurants and other amenities.

A Lilac Road Trip [1 Hour from Toronto]

 
Best visited during the end of May and early June, the Lilac Tour is the perfect way to celebrate the Lilac blooms of Spring. These fragrant purple and white flowers are a beautiful flowering plant; ornamental and attractive, that often mark the closing in of summer.

Address: Millennium Trail, Main St, Warkworth

Pickering Museum Village [30 minutes from Toronto]

Nestled on the banks of Duffins Creek, Pickering Museum Villageis the largest living history pioneer village in Durham Region, consisting of 19 heritage buildings from 1810-1920, gardens, and orchards. Discover a blacksmith’s shop, a general store, an inn, a chapel and more. Let the costumed interpreters guide you through the village or take a self-guided tour! History has never been this fun!

Address: 2365 Concession Road #6, Pickering
Phone: 905.683.8401

Indoor Fun in Whitby [45 minutes from Toronto]

Explore a world of reptiles at Reptilia! Play arcade games at Playdium, defy the laws of gravity and fly at iFly, and have fun bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes at Skyzone in Whitby.

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