Summer days are filled with outdoor festivals, concerts, and fun activities, however, sometimes you need to unplug and discover the nature. Ontario has so many underrated beautiful destinations that you need to discover this summer. Also, as Canadian just celebrated the Canada 150, you need to take the opportunity and learn more about this beautiful country. Here is the list of 6 underrated natural wonders in Ontario.
Cheltenham Badlands, Caledon
The distinctive rolling red clay hills along the southeast side of Olde Base Line Road in Caledon are a rare sight in Ontario and almost look like they belong on another planet.
Bonnechere Caves, Eganville
An underground limestone cave formation, stays cool in both the literal and figurative sense. Tours lead visitors through passages that were part of a tropical sea floor 500 million years ago, with fascinating fossils on the cave walls to prove it.
Kakabeka Falls, Thunder Bay
This 40-metre-high fall is the second highest in Ontario, with easily accessible trails and viewing decks that provide spectacular views of the Kaministiquia River rushing over the cliff’s edge. Fossils found at the bottom of the drop date back 1.6 million years.
Ouimet Canyon, Dorion
Located about 60 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, this gorge is 150 metres wide, 100 metres deep, and 2,000 metres long. It’s part of Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, and a walkway of boardwalks and trails leads to two viewing platforms overlooking the canyon.
Bon Echo Provincial Park, Addington Highlands
It features Canada’s largest visible collection of aboriginal pictographs, which are best seen from a canoe.80 kilometres north of Napanee, painters and photographers are lured here for its pristine beauty. The park’s main attraction is Mazinaw Rock, a 1.5-kilometre-long and 100-metre-high granite formation jutting out of Mazinaw Lake.
Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto
The bluffs rise 90 metres above the coastline and its stretch about 15 kilometres along the shore of Lake Ontario. This geological feature is the result of sedimentary deposits accumulated over time, and is unique to North America. Scarborough Bluffs stands above the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
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