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8 Fall Getaway Ideas From Toronto

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Looking for fun fall getaway ideas from Toronto?

I’m sharing a few of my favourite places to watch the leaves turn that are only a short road trip away from my hometown of Toronto. I like to take the weekend away to hike, read, go to the spa and breathe in the crisp cold air in the great outdoors. So round-up your girlfriends or your significant other and let’s hit the road!

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1. Prince Edward County, Ontario

One of my all-time favourite weekend trips from Toronto. I would suggest staying at Huff Estates or the Drake Devonshire Inn and pick out a bunch of wineries and restaurants to check out during your visit.

See my Travel Guide to Prince Edward County for more fall getaway ideas for your visit! About a 2.5 hour drive to Picton, Ontario from Toronto.

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2. Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario

Relax at this pretty country estate and book a few spa appointments to re-centre yourself. I love hitting all the water therapies, steam room and sauna to detox and reset.

The overnight stays at Ste. Anne’s Spa are all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about meals or paying extra for yoga or meditation classes. About a 90 minute drive to Grafton, Ontario. (more…)

Travel Guide: Prince Edward County

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Spring is around the corner and one of my favourite things to do when it gets warm is a road trip out of Toronto for an easy weekend getaway. Prince Edward County (PEC) is roughly two hours east Toronto and full of great food and activities that could keep you occupied for a week easily.

Paul’s grandparents built a cottage on the Bay of Quinte near Demorestville and we’ve been going to Picton and the surrounding areas for almost 10 years. Prince Edward County is now booming with wineries, breweries and a cider house. Here are some of our favourites whenever we visit:

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Main Street, Picton is quaint and full of charm. You will not want to miss all the cute little stores like Kelly’s Shop (above) which carries an array of cool kitsch, clothing and jewellery. You can find summer clothing, roxy bikinis and skate clothes at Beach Bum in the County.

The Giant Tiger discount store is a small town staple and a great place to stop for cheap clothes and anything you may have forgotten like your jiffy pop, sunscreen or a bathing suit. I find all sorts of random stuff in here. 

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Make sure you stop at the historic Regent Theatre to see if any of the movies playing catches your eye. It’s a great place to head to if it starts to rain on your getaway to Prince Edward County. (more…)