Looking for an exciting getaway to enjoy from Hamilton? Here are 5 incredible spots to visit off the beaten path that makes for an easy weekend getaway.
A quaint beach town community awaits you and your family just south of Hamilton. Port Dover is ideal for a quick trip with the kids or even for a romantic getaway. Aside from the picturesque beach, this community is also known for its quaint and relaxed downtown core, the Long Point Provincial Park, and the biggest motorcycle festival in Canada – Friday the 13th. It’s the perfect place to sneak away to enjoy a little quiet time, take in the sun and eat your heart out, just one hour away from the city.
Looking for a little more adventure? Only two hours north lies one of the longest freshwater beaches in the world – Wasaga Beach. Perhaps the best-hidden gem in Ontario, this area offers endless outdoor opportunities for visitors in both the summer and winter months. Over 14 kilometers of white sand beaches can be utilized for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports. This area is also home to 6.8 hectares of natural landscapes that are perfect for camping, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Prince Edward County
Did you know the wine capital of Ontario is only a 3-hour drive away from Hamilton? The Prince Edward County island nestled on Lake Ontario offers visitors world-class vineyards and craft breweries, apple orchards, art studies, golf courses, and beaches to discover. There is even a bird observatory and provincial park worth checking out when you’re not shopping or sipping on wine. Can’t find a BnB to stay on the island? Just head over the bridge to Belleville and you’ll find an assortment of accommodations, restaurants, and shopping.
Looking to get away from it all? Less than a 4-hour drive away, lies Tobermory, the freshwater scuba diving capital of the world. This popular tourist destination lies right at the top of the Bruce Peninsula and is almost entirely surrounded by Lake Huron. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here every year to enjoy the dazzling blue waters that hold multiple shipwreck dive sites. You can explore the many caves in the area, camp, and hike along some of the most beautiful landscapes in Canada.
In the Niagara region on Lake Erie lies a lakefront city that hosts some of the biggest events in the area – Canal Days. This annual event features live music acts, fun activities for the whole family, and even a boat parade – yes, a BOAT parade. It’s also in close proximity to Niagara Falls if you want to add another quick stop to your itinerary.
Hamilton offers many benefits to residents, most notably its location to some of the most beautiful areas in Canada. If you’re considering moving to Hamilton or would like to relocate within the city, contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect home or rental.