Quick Ontario Vacation Ideas For Weekend Road Tripping – starting now!
What can you do in the weeks coming up in Ontario? Where should you road trip this weekend? Well, you have come to the best place to find an perfect Ontario Getaway.
Ontario Road Trips that are near or far north(ish) from Toronto, whatever you choose, there are plenty of things to do. Whether you are looking for a road trip, are flying in or looking for a nice long northern Ontario road trip, we are a great source of information.
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Scroll below for our curated selection of our most popular getaway offers and the best suggestions for day trips and other fun things to do north of Toronto and in central and northern Ontario. Finding the best and most fun thing to do in Ontario has never been so easy!
Last Minute Vacations & Weekend Getaway Packages in Ontario
Eganridge Resort, Country Club & Spa / Kawartha Lakes
Luxurious accommodation. A Breathtaking panorama. Seclusion, tranquility, a peaceful refuge for two. A warm fire softly glowing for your perfect Romantic Getaway.
Chilled sparkling wine. Succulent strawberries generously dipped in rich chocolate. Fragrant fresh cut flowers to make you smile.
An intimate, candlelit dinner delicately prepared and served.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Includes Overnight Accommodation, Country Continental Breakfast, Flowers, Sparkling Wine & Chocolate covered Strawberries on arrival and Dinner for Two.
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Scandinave Spa – Blue Mountain / Blue Mountains
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Bonnie View Inn / Haliburton
Bonnie View Inn is a unique 4 season Ontario Resort ideally suited for your family vacation or to host your next Ontario conference or meeting event. If you’re looking for a romantic couples getaway, honeymoon resort or perhaps a destination wedding resort Bonnie View Inn has much to offer including Jacuzzi Suites with fireplaces, private lakefront cottage rentals, hiking trails, golf packages, sand beach, and gourmet dining in a beautiful lakeside dining room.
Experience timeless beauty and luxurious comfort in the pristine wilderness at Bonnieview Inn’s Resort, the only way to appreciate all that our Haliburton resorts have to offer.
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Bay Wolf Camp / Shining Tree
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Pumpkinferno @ Discovery Harbour / Penetanaguishene
Yours Outdoors / Haliburton
Experience the stunning nature, awe inspiring art, fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality of Haliburton County. Yours Outdoors experience packages offer a rich variety of experiential, informative, active, and entertaining activities led by professional guides and involving local experts, naturalists, artisans, and personalities.
Packages are scheduled year round or by request. Check the Calendar for upcoming experiences.
Pedal Your Arts (May to October)
This tour for the experienced cyclist will visit studios along scenic and hilly Harburn Road. With 2 experienced, local guides, this fully supported 56km. tour will take you on a breathtaking (literally!) adventure along delightful back roads through “jaw dropping” scenery. We’ll stop regularly to visit local art studios to talk to the artist or watch demonstrations. Original works of art will be on display for show and sale. We’ll also take some time to explore natural and cultural features along the way. Lunch will be provided by an outstanding local chef.
Gems Beneath Your Boots – Half Day (May 1 to October 31)
This half day tour involves a visit to Greenmantle Farms near Wilberforce where you will explore some amazing undisturbed “gems beneath your boots” including fluorichterite, orthoclase, tremolite, actinolite. apatite, and quartz. Discover how these remarkable crystals formed and how the minerals below can influence the flora and fauna above. This is a non-collecting tour – cameras are welcome but hammers are not. This tour is 2-3 hours in length and involves hiking for approximately 4 km. Transportation and lunch is available for an extra fee.
Path of the Paddle (May to October)
Carve a paddle through the still waters on Margaret, Dan, Horse, and McEwen Lakes. On this full day guided canoe trip you will discover the backcountry beauty of the Highlands, practice your paddle strokes, portage a canoe, learn some canoe tripping tips and visit a canoe builder who crafts birch bark canoes. This trip is well suited to the novice and experienced canoeist.
Stray Cats (All year)
Explore the back roads of the Haliburton Highlands. This tour will take you through forests, farm and hamlet, and along the shores of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. You will discover the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands. Who knows where we will go and what we find and do? The possibilities are endless – waterfall, art studio, historic site, hiking trail, good food, taste of local wine or beer, gardens, sculptures, home or farm visit, local characters, warm hospitality, and more.
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McLean Berry Farm / Lakefield
As the season continues, the harvest becomes even more bountiful. Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the McLean’s again welcome the community to their farm for another festival. Pumpkin festival runs the last weekends of October, starting Thanksgiving weekend. There is lots for the whole family to do – from wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, to corn mazes, the pumpkin cannon, straw bales to play on – there is lots for everyone to enjoy!
We have increased the area of covered shelters. One shelter is available to reserve for Birthday parties. This is complimentary but must be done in advance.
Our Pumpkin Festival opens on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend (Closed Thanksgiving Monday) and continues on each weekend throughout the month of October between the hours of 11 AM and 5 PM, weather permitting.
- Daily Entertainment – Tim Holland (a great show for all ages) – Shows daily at 1 & 3
- Barnyard Animals
- Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, one of them is haunted
- Obstacle Course & Play area with a huge sand pile
- Pumpkin Bowling
- Bouncy Castle
- Junior Spook Barn
- Haunted Forest
- Bonesville Cemetery
- Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides
- Pumpkin Cannon
Rounds Ranch / Elmvale
Enjoy hours of interactive family fun with a unique country western feel! Rounds Ranch is packed with one-of-a-kind attractions for guests of all ages. Experience our petting zoo, giant jumping pillows, zip lines, pedal cart racetrack, cornfield maze, and the Ranchland Playground with our jumbo slides! Adults can test their skills at target practice, shooting corn through a high-powered corn canon, or take a scenic ride around the 125-acre farm to view the crops and horses in the fields. Flashlight maze nights are great fun for teens and adults, and the Mist Maze provides a great cool down on hot summer days!
Flashlight Maze Nights! Challenge the 3 acre CORNfusions cornfield maze in the dark. Solve all 12 cornfusions to fill out the Word Search puzzle and figure out the secret word. All correct answers will be entered in a draw for a Corny Party for 10 people. We will open at 7pm for those who want to go on a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick their own FREE pumpkin and to play in Ranchland. End the evening socializing around the bonfire.
Pumpkin Mania! You’ll have a whole lot of pumpkin fun – seed spitting, pie eating contest, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin basketball, pumpkin rolling and more… Plus have a blast on our jumping pillows, zip lines, pedal cart racetrack, barrel train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, duck races, ‘Cornfusions’ corn maze, buckin’ bronco, etc. Enjoy a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your FREE pumpkin. Lots of sizes, shapes and colours of pumpkins to choose from.
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay’s picturesque 30,000 Islands.
A very safe, clean and hospitable community, Midland flourishes with a vibrant and bustling downtown, 4 community parks, 10 neighbourhood parks, 2 golf courses, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex housing a double pad arena and court facilities and community rooms, a Sports Hall of Fame, a curling rink, a lawn bowling club, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling trails, a YMCA complete with an Olympic size pool and 10 km of waterfront trail for walking or biking. There are also 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways.
The tourism information centre is located at the town dock (foot of King Street) during the summer months and at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre the rest of the year.
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