Ontario is a massive province that we're all incredibly lucky to call our home. While most of us are here living in big cities like Toronto or Ottawa, there are tons of small towns, unique spots, and nature-filled areas hidden in plain sight that a lot of people don't even know about.
Sandbanks Provincial Park is located two and half hours east of Toronto and south of Belleville. Giant sand dunes and golden beaches form two of the largest freshwater baymouth sandbars in the world here, on the shores of Lake Ontario. Efforts to stabilize shifting sands disturbed by farming have revived distinctive dune plants such as bluets, butterfly weed and sand spurge. Trails feature dune stairs to protect this delicate vegetation.
Inglis Falls Conservation Area in Owen Sound, Ontario
Inglis Falls is what results when the Sydenham River collides with the Niagara Escarpment. Located just south of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, Inglis Falls is found within the Inglis Falls Conservation Area. The cascade style waterfall is pretty impressive and, like many Niagara Escarpment waterfalls, has a history as a mill and providing hydro electricity.…