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Published on June 19th, 2017 | by Danielle Williams

Top 5 Ontario Roads Trips 150km or Less.

Summer is the best time to hop in the car and go for an epic drive to enjoy the open road. But sometimes road trips with kids (and pets) can be difficult and tiring for everyone. If you live in Ontario and want a short, stress-free drive, here are some ideas for fun road trips that are 150km or less (one-way). So fill up your tank and get ready for these 2-hour drives.

Bowmanville to Hockley Valley Resort (151km)

If you live in Bowmanville and need a quick retreat, head northeast of Orangeville to Hockley Valley Resort. Take Highway 410 north all the way to this boutique resort for some summer fun. It features three restaurants, an on-site ropes course, a bocce court, a spa, a winery, an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool and a 2-acre organic farm used by the resort’s restaurants. Surrounded by breathtaking views, this is an Ontario escape that will make you feel like you are hours away.

18-hole Golf Course at Hockley Valley Resort.

18-hole Golf Course at Hockley Valley Resort.

Beaverton to Campbellville (152km)

If you are from Beaverton, head southwest to Campbellville. Located just west of Mississauga in the Halton Region, this destination is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. If you love hiking, biking, swimming and more, you’ll discover it all while visiting Hilton Falls, Crawford Lake, Kelso and Mountsberg Conservation Areas. And if you get a little hungry, check out Riposta Bistro – it’s the #1 Italian restaurant in the region and serves up authentic cuisine prepared the old fashion way. The menu features Italian homemade sausage, meatballs, chicken, assorted pasta dishes, pizza and more. The restaurant also has a 2,000-square-foot garden where they grow their own vegetables.

The woods at Crawford Lake.

The woods at Crawford Lake.

Toronto to Collingwood (151km)

Need a break from the big city? Head north to Collingwood. I know what you are thinking – Collingwood is known for its winter activities and scenery. But the region is just as magical all year-round. In the summer months, Blue Mountain is open with cool like caving, golfing, canoeing, helicopter tours, wine tasting and rock climbing. There’s also the daring Apex Bagjump where you basically jump from a 21-foot platform and free fall onto the airbag waiting below. Talk about an adrenaline rush! There is so much to do in Collingwood, you probably won’t be able to fit all that fun into one day!

Apex Bagjump

Apex Bagjump.

Kitchener to Kincardine (149km)

Right on the shore of Lake Huron, Kincardine is a beautiful place to visit. It has four amazing beaches – Station Beach, Inverhuron Beach, Kincardine Beach Pavilion and Lorne Beach – perfect for water sports and beach activities. For fun family outings, you can check out the Huron-Kinloss Ice Cream Trail,  the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Parade, the Teddy Bear Parade and so much more. If you are looking for a quick beach getaway, this is a trip you don’t want to miss this summer.

Station Beach

Station Beach.

Vaughan to Stratford (146km)

Stratford may be known to some as the hometown of music superstar Justin Bieber, but it is also known as Canada’s Premier Arts Town. This picturesque town offers a lot of variety of activities for people visiting for the day or even a weekend. This summer, make sure to take in the Savour Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail, go on the Junction 56 Distillery Tour or visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. You can also go antique hunting, shopping, grab a yummy meal or just enjoy a drive through the historic neighbourhoods of Victorian style homes.

 

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Need more summer ideas for your family? We’ve got a list of some of the best festivals to discover in Ontario.

 

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