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Day Trips Ontario Canada ~ Getaways and Picnic Locations

Road trips near Mississauga, Toronto, London, Hamilton

Get out and explore Southern Ontario on these day tours from Toronto, Hamilton, London ON, or Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, or from Michigan and Buffalo, NY. Most are good road trips as well as school field trips.  Click on an image to read more about each of these day trips. You can pack a picnic lunch, or stop along the way in one of the charming small towns.!


Rock Glen Waterfalls near Arkona, Ontario (London area)Rock Glen Arkona  waterfalls.

Rock Glen Arkona, north of London Ontario is especially interesting to those who want to learn more about the last Ice Age that shaped Ontario.

As well as fossils, the museum displays Native Indian artefacts dating back 10,000 years; the conservation area has remains of homes and mills built by the first settlers.

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Brew Pubs and Beer Tour Southern Ontario ~ GTAOld Credit Brewery Mississauga Ontario is a stop on the Craft Beer Tou.

Brew pubs abound in southern Ontario, including Old Credit Brewery in Mississauga.

Read about some of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) craft brewers west of Toronto (Oakville, Burlington) and start planning your trip!

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Crawford Lake Conservation Authority OntarioCrawford Lake Ontario Conservation Area hiking trail through woodlands.

Crawford Lake is a lovely day trip, with the added bonus of two more Ontario attractions close by.

At Crawford Lake there's a recreated Iroquoian Village to explore, and hardy hikers can follow the trail through to Rattlesnake Point.

Too tired to hike or short of time? It's an easy drive to Rattlesnake Point.

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Elora Ontario,  Grand River South Ontario Day Trip Elora Ontario Grand River reflects waterfront buildings at top of dam and waterfalls.

Elora Ontario is another two-fer, as we say in Canada:

You get 2 for 1 on this day trip: Explore the old town of Elora, with its restaurants and Inn, and the nearby Gorge.

From here, you can continue on to explore St Jacobs.

Or from St Jacobs, add in a visit to Elora!

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Tour an Iroquoian Village in southern Ontario Iroquoian village at Crawford Lake Ontario Conservation Area.

Iroquoian Village is part of the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, and it's easy to see both attractions ansd Rattlesnake Point the same day.

Located north of Burlington and Milton, and south of Campbellville, it's easy to get to but can be hard to find :-)

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Kettle Point Lake Huron Southwestern Ontario  Concretions in Lake Huron at Kettle Point Ontario.

Most Kettle Point visitors come to cottages, cabins and condos along the Lake Huron eastern shores and fabulous beaches.

But if you visit this area, take the time to admire the concretions at Kettle Point.

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Rattlesnake Point Popular Ontario Day Trip Lookout at Rattlesnake Point in Ontario conservation area.

Rattlesnake Point is one of the favorite rock climbing, hiking and walking areas in southern Ontario.

Perhaps part of its allure is its name: It just sounds cool and faintly dangerous :-)

"Where are we going?"
"Rattlesnake Point."

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St Jacobs Ontario ~ Small Town Day Trip with Shopping Hamel Brooms shop in St Jacobs Ontario with antiques on display.

Like Elora, a St Jacobs day trip combines shopping and dining, and sightseeing in the many cute shops.

It's also a great spot for taking pictures.

Elora and St Jacobs can be a combined day trip from Mississauga and environs.

That is, if you don't linger too long in the shops and cafes.

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Webster's Falls Park Hamilton Conservation Area Sign at the parking area of Webster's Falls Park, near Hamilton Ontario Canada.

Webster's Falls Park is a great day trip destination in southern Ontario. You can picnic and sun bathe the day away, or you can be more active.

Take the stairs down the west side of the waterfalls or the walking trail between to Tews Falls and Spencers Gorge.

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Salmon Fishing Mississauga Lone fisherman at dawn, Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Credit River in Mississauga Canada.

Fishermen head to the Credit River in Mississauga (among other great fishing rivers and lakes), as did this lone fisherman who greeted the day at Saddington Park.

Fishing makes a great day trip when you pack a picnic and take the family along!

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Niagara Falls Ontario Day Trip or Getaway Destination Visitors on Maid of the Mist at Niagara Fals Ontario - view of the American Falls.

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular day trips in Ontario.

With all the good hotels and attractions in nearby towns, and the wineries, it's also a great getaway weekend desination.

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