Elora Quarry, Elora
Part of the Elora Conservation area, you can make the 1.5-hour drive to the Elora Quarry for a beautiful view and refreshing swim. Surrounded by tall cliffs, this swimming hole is one of the most picturesque you’ll find so close to Toronto. If you’re interested in hiking, it’s worth noting that there’s a 1-km trail that loops through the forests, as well as a 47-km trail that links the Grand and Credit river watersheds a few minutes away from the park.
Georgian Bay Islands, Honey Harbour
Just over two hours outside the city, the Georgian Bay Islands National Park is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. Book a remote waterfront cabin to spend a romantic weekend away, or hit the trails for some adventurous exploration by bike or on foot. There are also boat cruises between the islands that depart from Honey Harbour, so you can see all the islands on your trip!
Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Just three hours from Toronto, the Bruce Peninsula has become increasingly popular in the past couple of years. Staying in the harbour village of Tobermory will give you ample access to explore the peninsula. You can head over to check out the infamous grotto, take to the Bruce Trail for some hiking, and take the ferry over to Flowerpot Island to marvel at some incredible rock formations.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Most well known for being home to Sandbanks beach, Prince Edward County has more to offer than a pristine beach area. Visitors can find a number of classic wineries among the scenic countryside. There’s also a ton of breweries and cideries if wine isn’t your thing. And if that’s not up your alley, then you’ll love fresh offerings from the sustainable eateries, orchards, and cheese companies in the area.
Wherever you’re planning to go, there’s one thing that’s for sure; you’ll want to stay safe on the road. Aside from following a couple of safety tips for long weekend driving, you can track your driving habits using the Onlia Insurance™ App. Be safe by keeping your drive score in check, and earn some free perks while you’re at it – what better way to top off your weekend?