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Fall Colours Scenic Hike, Ride & Lookout: Explore Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride

The second oldest family-owned ski hill in Ontario, Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride is an extremely popular skiing and mountain biking location north of Haliburton. Overlooking Eagle… Read more »

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15 Fall Colour Driving Routes in Central Ontario

Autumn is an awesome time to hit the road and see the lush greenness of fields and the vibrant colour in the leaves as they turn gold… Read more »

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Go on This Ultimate Fall Colour Adventure High Above the Forest Floor at World’s Longest Tree Canopy Walkway

Go on a breathtaking journey across Haliburton Forest that includes a scenic drive through a forest, a canoe tour across a wilderness lake, a guided walk along the Pelaw River Rapids and a walk high above the ground through the treetops and via half a kilometre long canopy boardwalk.

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30 Corn Mazes in Ontario For a Fun Fall Day Trip

Get lost at world-famous corn mazes or at the nearest to you for a memorable experience with the family. Most of these farms also have a whole bunch of other great activities so you can enjoy the entire day picking pumpkins, milking goats, cuddling bunnies and so much more!

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South Simcoe Railway: Take a Historic Scenic Train Tour Through Beeton Creek Valley Near Toronto

Take a train ride back in time with South Simcoe Railway. You can enjoy a wonderful trip through the Beeton Creek Valley on this historic train –… Read more »

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19 Places to Go Zip Lining in Ontario

The warm summer weather brings the opportunity to explore adventures while enjoying the beauty of nature. If you are a nature enthusiast who craves an adrenaline rush,… Read more »

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Cruise Across the Vast Expanse of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands Aboard M.V. Chippewa III

Go on an unforgettable cruise across the vast expanse of 30,000 islands on the Georgian Bay starting from Parry Sound. Parry Sound and Archipelago Lines offer various… Read more »

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15 Reasons to Visit Blue Mountain During Summer

Blue Mountain Resort is Ontario’s only year-round destination for a world-class vacation. While you may have only considered it for winter, it’s time to seriously consider the… Read more »

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Lavender Farms in Ontario for a Day Trip

Summer brings warm sunny days and lavender blooms! So hit the road to enjoy a calming, meditative walks amongst these purple flowers.
Do yoga, propose, get married, or stay at some these farms, though not necessarily in this order!

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10 Places to Go Lazy River Floating or Tubing in Ontario

The summer heat beckons adults and kids alike to enjoy the water and revisit fun activities like floating and tubing. Ontario has many slow-flowing rivers that are… Read more »

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15 Small Towns For a Weekend Trip in Central Ontario

In the middle of Ontario, you’ll find some of the most fascinating places to stop in for a day trip or a weekend getaway, either by some… Read more »

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14 U-Pick Flower Farms For a Day Trip in Ontario

This spring and summer, escape the city limits and find yourself on a beautiful farm amidst wild and colourful petals. If you enjoy picking flowers directly off a farm, visit one of these U-Pick flower farms in Ontario.

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Where to Stargaze in Ontario: Dark Sky Areas and Observatories

Whether you are a serious astronomer or are simply captivated by the beauty and mystery of the solar system, these dark sky areas and observatories in Ontario will offer a chance to explore the dark skies.

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Test Your Monkey Skills at Treetop Trekking Ontario

Treetop Trekking is a place where you and your family can safely and responsibly enjoy an amazing and unforgettable day of outdoor fun! Surround yourself in nature… Read more »

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25 Maple Farms and Sugar Shacks to Visit in Ontario

Observing real maple syrup production is a truly Canadian experience. As the winter weather begins to warm, treat yourself and the whole family to the sweet freshness of maple syrup. Here are 25 maple farms, sugar shacks and pancake houses to visit in Ontario.

Venture out into the beautiful countryside and learn about how syrup is made by visiting one of the 25 maple sugar shacks in Ontario. Enjoy connecting with wildlife while tasting one of nature’s sweetest treats!

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25+ Coolest Outdoor Ice Skating Trails in Ontario

Sharpen your skates, and checkout some of Ontario’s best ice skating trails this winter.

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25 Ontario Provincial Parks to Visit During Winter in Ontario

If you enjoy bundling up, getting some fresh air and challenging yourself, then read on for a list of Ontario provincial parks that remain open over the winter and offer invigorating winterized activities, no matter your particular level of experience. Come along and experience the great outdoors even in the winter months!

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Discover Unique Sculptures of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Appreciate stunning masterpieces surrounded by nature at Haliburton Sculpture Forest. The sculpture collection includes works by Canadian and international artists, and currently, there are thirty-four sculptures and… Read more »

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25 Places to Visit in Canada with Guinness World Records

The Guinness World Records have been around since 1954 and was created by Sir Hugh Beaver who was the Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery at the… Read more »

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14 Ruins to Explore in Ontario

The ruins spread around Ontario give the province character, an array of remnants from castles, mills, and other important structures from significant times in history. These ruins… Read more »

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10 Spa Getaways in Ontario

A nearby spa getaway is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy a day away from the buzzing day to day life. Luckily, several relaxing spas are… Read more »

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25 Hikes to Enjoy Fall Colours in Ontario

What better way to spend the crisp fall days than to get outside and take a hike? Whether you want a quick trail for some fresh air, or are planning multi-day hiking and camping trip, the following trails will give you some great ideas for places to hike in Ontario.

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25 Outdoor Adventures between Ottawa & Toronto near 401

Travelling between Toronto and Ottawa, and want to add a bit more excitement to your trip? Then, here are 25 adventures for your road trip between Toronto and Ottawa that is way better than pit stops at ONRoute.