Our Top 5 Favourite Parks to Visit Near Toronto

Algonquin Park, Smoke Lake
Smoke Lake, Algonquin Park, Source: https://twitter.com/Algonquin_PP

Our team at A Greener Future loves to travel, experience different places and most importantly, we love to be outside.

With warm weather on its way, we’re all excited to check out some new places to visit this summer. We hate to say it, but our parks in Ontario are way underrated. While we wish there was enough time to visit every park, and there are a few must sees. We’ve managed to narrow down our list to our top 5 favourite parks in Ontario so you can enjoy the best of them this summer.

5. Pinery Provincial Park

Pinery Provincial Park Beach

Two words – beautiful beach. Pinery Provincial Park has 10 km of sandy shores on Lake Huron.  Not only is it breathtaking, the park is a 2 hr 45 minute drive from Toronto. A day trip is worth it just to see the sunset.

4. High Park

High Park Cherry Blossoms

High Park, located in Toronto is another great visit. During spring, the cherry trees are blooming which makes a great setting for romantic Instagram pics. Besides being the perfect spot to propose (yes, we actually know someone who said “yes” in beautiful High Park), it offers numerous hiking trails, beautiful gardens and a great view of the lakefront.

3. Victoria Park

Victoria Park Camping

We have a history of hosting litter cleanups in Victoria Park located in Cobourg, so it’s close to our hearts. Cobourg is a fantastic little town filled with cute shops and restaurants. It's only an 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, which makes a day trip is easy. For those who love to camp, Victoria Park Campground allows you to park your trailer or pitch a tent! While you’re there, spend some time at Cobourg Beach. According to Buzzfeed, it’s one of the must-see beaches in Ontario, too.

2. Bon Echo Park

Bon Echo Park Rocks

It’s no surprise that Bon Echo Park is on our favourite list. It has amazing views, like the 100 metre high Mazinaw Rock. Plus, you can park your RV or opt for the scenic route and canoe into a campsite that offers a little more privacy. It takes a little over 3 hours to drive there from Toronto, but you won’t regret it.

1. Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park moose

 

 

Algonquin Provincial Park is A Greener Future's favourite. It’s home to moose and bears as well as a variety of waterways. Algonquin Park is the largest provincial park in Ontario. That should come as no surprise as Algonquin covers over 7,000 km of ground – that’s bigger than Prince Edward Island! Being a short 3 hour drive from Toronto, Algonquin Provincial Park is perfect for camping with your family and friends or just to take a day trip.

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