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]
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.
Cobourg Beach [1 hr 15 minutes from Toronto]
This popular beach is 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
Enjoy the Treetop Eco-Adventure Park [50 minutes from Toronto]
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
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
Explore the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area [1 hr 50 minutes from Toronto]
Address: 289 Caves Rd, Warsaw
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
Go horseback riding in Pleasure Valley Forest [45 minutes from Toronto]
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
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
Hang out at The Big Apple [1 hr 40 minutes from Toronto]
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
Explore the Presqu’ile Provincial Park [1 hr 45 minutes from Toronto]
Address: 328 Presqu’Ile Pkwy, Brighton
Prince Edward County [2 hours from Toronto]
Journey 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 Goat is 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
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
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
Experience the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site [1 hr 30 minutes from Toronto]
Located 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
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
Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery [2 hrs from Toronto]
Address: 242 County Rd 27, Consecon, Prince Edward County
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
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
Relax at the Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat and Spa [1 hr 20 minutes from Toronto]
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
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]
Address: Millennium Trail, Main St, Warkworth
Pickering Museum Village [30 minutes from Toronto]
Nestled on the banks of Duffins Creek, Pickering Museum Village is 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
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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