SUMMER DAY TRIPS BY CAR FROM BARRIE
As we prepare for summer’s arrival amid Stage 2 reopening this weekend, we can all indulge in notions of traditional summer fare like patios, barbecues…and road trips!
Of course, Barrie’s central location makes us a prime hub to launch car voyages through the warm weather months. Every Thursday through September, we’ll bring a new Ontario destination you can reach in a reasonable amount of travel time. And if you’ve got some suggestions, we want to hear them!
Road Trippin’ – Part 1
This week why don’t you take a drive to…
About and hour and 45 minutes away from Barrie, Dundas Peak is a family friendly hike with stunning views overlooking Hamilton.
Nestled in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, this viewpoint is one of the most popular spots in the area for hikes and pictures. Sitting atop the Niagara Escarpment section you can easily take in views of the town of Dundas, the Dundas Valley as well as a glimpse of “The Hammer”.
Within the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, you’ll find a number of great hiking trails. Ontario’s famous Bruce Trail runs through this area, as well as some incredible nearby waterfalls including: Webster’s Falls, Tews Falls and Albion Falls.
There is a parking fee of $10/car and an entrance fee of $5/ person over 5 years of age.
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After six years of living in Toronto I still get awe struck by the beauty of this province. Myself, Jenny and Kevin hiked in the dark to get the sunrise at Dundas Peak. We got to the peak just before the sun came up and instagramers flooded the area. We had about 15 mins in spot this alone, but it was all we needed.
What did you think of Road Trippin’ – Part 1? Let us know in the comments, or let us know if you’ve been there! We’d love to share your pics! And if you are a business in Barrie that is open during Stage 2, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.