Outdoor activities to plan this Father’s Day outside of town


With Father’s Day approaching this weekend, you don’t need to break the bank to make your dad or father figure feel appreciated! There are so many other things you can do to spend some memorable and quality time with each other and with so much to do outside of town the possibilities are endless! Here are 5 outdoor activities to ensure you and your family have an exciting and loving Father’s Day this year!

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5 outdoor activities to plan this Father’s Day out of town

Scenic Caves Nature Adventure

Collingwood, ON

Visit the Scenic Caves Nature Adventure in Collingwood for Father’s Day! Here you can explore the new 15 km hiking trail, the longest suspension bridge in southern Ontario and the Caves / Crevasse trail system! Other activities include the trout pond and picnic areas, a life-size wooden animal sculpture trail and an 18-hole mini-golf course! If your dad loves all things adventure, this is the place to be! And of course you can visit the charming village of Blue Mountain and have a drink in one of their many patios!

General admission tickets operate on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to plan the trip early!

Full day paddling on the Grand River

Paris, ON

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Experience a day of fun on the Grand River with a 2-hour self-guided canoe, kayak or tubing adventure along the river! The Grand River Experience offers endless activities that will make this Father’s Day unforgettable!

To book a canoe adventure, click here.

To book a kayaking adventure, click here.

To book a tube adventure, click here.

Cycle through Pinery Provincial Park

Grand Bend, ON

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Pinery Provincial Park’s bike trails are thought to be some of the best! Across the 14 kilometer Savanna Trail, bikers roam the shores of Lambton and truly enjoy the scenery and the fresh air! It is also a well maintained and pet friendly trail! So if you like to explore the bike paths with your dad, this is definitely worth a visit!

If biking isn’t your thing, Pinery Provincial Park has plenty of hiking trails too! You can visit the Riverside Trail, the Cedar Trail, the Heritage Trail and many more! These 3 trails are also wheelchair accessible!

Visit Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Orangeville, ON

Just north of town, this hidden gem is slowly gaining popularity on IG! Mono Cliffs Provincial Park trails take you through stairs that stretch between the forest and rock faces! This is quite a tough hiking experience so be prepared to break out those new hiking boots! I promise your adventure-seeking dad will love this place!

Plan a beach day at Crystal Beach

Fort Erie, ON

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Photo: The SPeC

Crystal Beach is a family beach right off the shores of Lake Erie! The sand here is white and the water is clear, and everyone is guaranteed to have a great time! Prepare your favorite sandwiches, snacks and lots of water! Who says you can’t spend a day at the beach this Father’s Day!

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