The sun feels stronger than before. The snow is melting, the birds started chirping again and children are out in the open playing. Yay, it’s spring! After months of waiting, it’s finally time to come out of hibernation and enjoy the outdoors. With so many places to go, we thought we’d help you narrow down the options.
Here are the top attractions in and around Toronto that you should visit!
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is known for its rolling hills, lush vineyards, and stunning beaches. Spring is a great time to explore the local wineries, take nature walks along the lakeside, and enjoy the peacefulness of the area. There is also an abundance of local wildlife, including bald eagles and ospreys, which are often seen fishing in the area.
The season’s warm air, combined with the beauty of the area, makes Prince Edward County an ideal destination in the spring.
Going to the Toronto Zoo in the spring is a great way to experience some of the best wildlife Canada has to offer. It’s the perfect time to spot some of the zoo’s resident animals as they begin to wake up from winter hibernation. Plus, the seasonal flowers and blossoming foliage make for a beautiful backdrop for any outdoor adventure.
With plenty of interactive activities and experiences, the Toronto Zoo is an exciting place to explore and create lasting memories.
Dundas Peak, which lies in Hamilton, is an ideal destination for springtime visitors.
The nature reserve is home to a variety of wildflowers and plants like trillium, columbine, wild geranium, and Canada anemone which bloom in the springtime. The peak also offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside, including the Niagara Escarpment, Cootes Paradise, and the Dundas Valley. Hiking trails of varying difficulty wind around the peak and offer visitors the chance to explore the area and take in the beauty of the environment.
We think this one is a must-visit!
The Bruce Peninsula is a great time to visit in the spring season for its beautiful landscape and wildlife.
The area is known for its stunning views, crystal clear lakes, and rugged rocky shorelines. During this time, wildflowers are in bloom and the forests come alive with the sound of birds and other wildlife. It’s also a great time for bird watchers, as the area is home to over 250 different species. In addition, the area is known for its amazing sunsets and sunrises, making it a great spot for photographers.
Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park looks stunning during spring. The weather is mild and the days are long so you can explore the park for longer hours. You can also see the park in a different light as the snow disappears and the trees and vegetation start to come to life. Lastly, the park is also beautiful in the spring with the wildflowers in bloom and the landscapes seemingly coming alive.
Bonus: kayaking or canoeing
Okay we know this isn’t a specific location, but kayaking or canoeing in spring can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and there are so many places you could try the activity. Some of the best places to go include Humber River, Lake Ontario, Credit River, and Toronto Island.
Why spring? The weather is milder and the water is less choppy, making it a great time to explore rivers, lakes, and ponds. The spring season also provides a unique opportunity to have a front-row view of the natural world as flowers and trees start to bloom, and wildlife begins to reemerge after a long winter.
We think you would love the opportunity to explore all these places, even if some of them are quite far. For places like the Bruce Peninsula, consider renting a car and sharing expenses with your friends and family. And, don’t forget to pack your food, you don’t want to spend too much on eating outside.
Wherever you choose to go, we hope you have a great time!
Header photo courtesy of Damaris Isenschmid from Unsplash.
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