Adventuring OntarioA Northern Bucket List

One of my favourite things to do on a day or weekend off is to explore where we live.  Escape Toronto has an unreal Instagram page for locations that are around three hours or less from Toronto.  They keep it updated daily with the best locations for a mini getaway, and this inspired me to want to educate couples on having such an awesome engagement session.  I am always looking at good old Google, or Air Bnb to check out the best spots to see the fall leaves, or take a winter skate.  Over the years, I’ve kept so many of these places with me, written down so on an off day I could simply take a look at my list, and get on the road.  This year, I plan to do exactly that with my days off.   Parks Canda announced this year that admission is complimentary at all Provincial Parks (woooo), and you better believe I ordered us passes right away, so pumped.  What more of a reason to explore!  I love getting to travel to the most beautiful places by air, why not start in our own backyard?  To couples who are looking for some unreal engagement or wedding spots; we’ve found some of the most gorgeous locations, just by taking a drive and getting out of the city.  Some are as far as four hours, others a short 30 or 40 minutes.  If you’re interested in having your photos at any of the below locations, send me a quick message and let’s talk adventure.

Arrowhead Provincial Park, Skating Trail
*This one is a huge dream, and am definitely going
to photograph a couple here next winter! (2 hr)

Muskoka Lakes, Muskoka (2 hr)

Tobermory, Bruce Peninsula + Lions Head (4 hr)
*Another total dream location I’ve been
wanting to visit for so long!

Georgian Bay Islands National Park  (1hr, 45 min)

Moon River Falls, Parry Sound (2hr)

Tiny Beaches, Ontario (2hr)

Honey Harbor, Georgian Bay (2hr, 15 min)

Elora Quarry, Elora (1hr, 10 min)

Moonlight Glamping, Elora (1hr, 15 min)

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Orangeville (1hr)

Eugenia Falls, Eugenia (1hr, 40 min)

Bellfountain Conservation Area (50 min)

Algonquin Provincial Park (3hr)

The Kawarthas, Peterborough (2hr)

Mazinaw Lake, Peterborough (3hr)

Bon Echo Provincial Park (3hr, 10 min)

Killarney Provincial Park (4hr)

Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County (2hr, 30 min)

Drake Devonshire, Prince Edward County (2hr, 15 min)

The Ferg, Prince Edward County (2hr, 30 min)

Waupoos Tree House, Prince Edward County (2hr, 40 min)

Treehouse Retreat, Durham, Ontario (1hr, 50 min)

La Cloche Mountains, Sudbury (4hr, 40 min)

White Water Walk, Niagara, Ontario (1hr, 10 min)

Wallingford Back Mine, Montreal (5hr, 20 min)

All of these locations are seriously so beautiful, and some are within a short drive out of the city.  I would definitely recommend checking out some of the above this summer, and pssst – bringing a photographer along to document your adventure!  I was blown away by the beauty Ontario has to offer and I’m so excited to get adventuring this year!  With a ton of love, Lea