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Local Summer Vacation Ideas in Ontario

As the weather warms and Ontario begins to reopen for local exploration, the question on everyone's mind is what to do this summer for vacation? What is the best (and safest) way to take advantage of summer vacation without dealing with the risks and hassle of air travel? To help your planning process, we've put together a list of four different types of unique vacations available this summer right in Toronto's backyard!

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Four Different Summer Vacation Styles

  • Epic Road Trips - Ontario is home to many epic driving routes, and this summer is the perfect time to pick one to explore! If you want to hit Ontario's most spectacular views, try the Georgian Bay Coastal Route, which includes stops on the Bruce Peninsula, Manitoulin Island, Killarney, the French River and the Georgian Bay Biosphere! If you prefer to get further off of the beaten track, try the Lake Nipissing Circle Tour!

  • Go Camping - Camping has experienced a massive growth in popularity over the past year and for good reason. It's not only a Covid-19 friendly way of travelling, it is also an exciting way to connect to and explore Ontario's spectacular nature. Not sure how to find a campsite this summer? Check out our recent blog post "It's Not Too Late to Get a Campsite in Ontario This Summer" or book a private camping trip here!

  • Explore an Adventure Town - Ontario is full of fantastic hidden adventure towns to explore this summer. Whether you head to Turkey Point for a few days of mountain biking and bird watching or make the short drive to Kawartha Lakes for a weekend of tranquil lakes, peaceful forests and delicious farm to table cuisine, there is no shortage of adventure hotspots to explore in Ontario. Check out our five favourite Ontario adventure towns here!

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  • Guided Microadventures - If you're looking for a few days of immersive adventure trying new sports, exploring new places and discovering Ontario's best hidden adventures without having to take care of any of the planning, reservations, equipment rentals and route decisions, try one of Get Out Toronto's private, guided multi-day adventures!

For more local adventure ideas, check out our 2021 Summer Adventure Catalogue today!