April Showers Bring May Flowers
Now that spring is in full swing and we leave the nasty cold weather behind, nothing beats the great outdoors. With warmer weather, we look forward to outdoor patios, busy sidewalks and lighting up the BBQ. I’ve compiled some ideas of places to visit locally or if you like a little road trip.
Centre Island/High Park
Take the ferry and your bikes to the Toronto Island. Find the closest lake and get your canoe or kayak out. Walk through High Park and take in the beauty of Toronto’s Sakura, known as the cherry blossom festival which bloom in late April to early May.
From Gananoque, halfway between Toronto and Ottawa, more than 1,800 islands dot the St. Lawrence River. There is no better way to see all the secluded beaches, picturesque cottages, and lavish homes than by taking a cruise along Millionaires’ Row. View the beautiful Boldt Castle and learn the tragic story of how George Boldt built it for his wife, who died before it was completed in 1904. Boldt’s dream has now been achieved because of the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority’s efforts and the magnificent grounds are now open to visitors.
Get a head start on the summer rush of tourists by exploring Bruce Peninsula’s amazing rock formations and lush nature trails. Located on the Georgian Trail, the grotto features an eerie blue-water pool, which combines the crystal waters of Lake Huron and the waters of Georgian Bay.
Known as the city of the waterfalls, Hamilton has the largest botanical garden in Canada, an attraction worth visiting during spring when thousands of flowers are in bloom.
A World Heritage Site in southwestern Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a stunning little town made up of 19th century buildings, with boutiques and unique antique shops. Only 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, it is also known as Canada’s wine region, with several wineries to visit.
Embrace spring and the great outdoors and never miss an opportunity to visit the spectacular places to see in Ontario! And remember Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be.