Day Trips from Toronto: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

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Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Toronto is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of the Toronto metro area.Do ...
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Overview

Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Toronto is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of the Toronto metro area.Do something natural: Discover the waters and woods of Muskoka and Algonquin Park, the farms of Mennonite country, or the white sand beaches of Lake Erie.Do something delicious, drinkable, or wonderful: Savor Niagara, home to some of Canada's best chefs, nearly eighty wineries, a great geological wonder—and carnival fun!Do something dramatic: Head to Stratford for North America's best Shakespeare festival, or Niagara-on-the-Lake for the only festival dedicated to George Bernard Shaw.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762764624
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: Day Trips Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Ramsay Orr is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in many national and international publications, including Chatelaine, Canadian Living, The Globe and Mail and Readers Digest. She is the local expert on Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Wine Country for Nile Guides, and is developing a travel app for Niagara Falls.
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Table of Contents

introduction xi

using this guide xiv

south

day trip 01 grand living on the lake 2

mississauga 2

oakville 6

burlington 8

day trip 02 pioneer country 12

hamilton 12

dundas 19

ancaster 21

stoney creek 22

day trip 03 a grand river 23

exploring the grand river 23

caledonia 26

cayuga 27

day trip 04 norfolk county: the breadbasket of ontario & home of the famous lake erie beaches 30

port dover 30

turkey point 34

long point 34

port rowan 35

southeast

day trip 01 niagara wine country 38

grimsby 40

beamsville 42

vineland 44

day trip 02 jordan & the twenty valley 48

jordan (including jordan village & jordan station) 48

day trip 03 history & drama 54

niagara-on-the-lake 54

st. davids 60

day trip 04 a walk through history 62

queenston (including queenston heights) 62

day trip 05 the mighty voice of thunder 66

niagara falls 66

day trip 06 the bike train 75

east

day trip 01 the town that cars built (and, ironically, the home of canada's most famous horse) 80

oshawa 82

day trip 02 historic small towns of the eastern shore 84

port hope 84

cobourg 87

grafton 89

day trip 03 apples & lighthouses 91

brighton 91

presqu'ile point & lighthouse 94

presqu'ile provincial park 95

northeast

day trip 01 native culture, theatre & the lakeshore 98

jacksons point 98

georgina 101

georgina island 102

day trip 02 the kawarthas-"land of shining waters" 104

kawartha lakes 104

peterborough 106

lakefield 108

bobcaygeon 109

day trip 03 hit the trails in uxbridge 112

uxbridge 112

port perry 115

north

day trip 01 pioneers & painters 120

black creek pioneer village 120

woodbridge 123

vaughan 124

kleinburg 125

day trip 02 mountains to ski, hike & zip-line 127

barrie 127

penetanguishene 130

collingwood 132

day trip 03 ontario's famous cottage country 134

northwest

day trip 01 ontario's limestone villages 138

elora 138

fergus 141

day trip 02 privileged estates & paddocks 144

arthur 144

caledon & caledon village 146

headwaters country 147

day trip 03 the urban countryside 149

halton hills 149

acton 152

day trip 04 beer, books & limestone cliffs in ermosa township 154

guelph 154

rockwood 157

eden mills 158

day trip 05 culinary mecca 159

creemore 159

singhampton 161

west

day trip 01 best of the bard 164

stratford 164

shakespeare 169

day trip 02 bonnets & carriages-the mennonite villages 170

st. marys 170

st. jacobs 173

day trip 03 german country 175

kitchener 175

waterloo 177

cambridge 178

southwest

day trip 01 first nations & early ontario heritage 182

brantford 182

woodstock 186

ingersoll 186

day trip 02 european capitals, ontario style 188

paris 188

london 190

appendix: festivals & celebrations 194

index 206

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