On a sunny day in Ontario, nothing is better than a relaxing stroll immersed in nature. If you’d prefer to enjoy your time in nature without breaking a sweat, don’t sweat it. There are plenty of easy-breezy hikes in Ontario with views of the bluest water you’ve ever seen in this province.

Whether you’d prefer to stick around the GTA or are up for a little road trip, this list will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Here are 9 easy hikes with views of pristine blue lakes, rapids, and reservoirs here in Ontario.

Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

This hike is all about views and it boasts some of the best in the region. Soak up your stunning surroundings of the Niagara Escarpment and shimmering Lake Ontario as you travel along the forested trails and along the upper and lower falls.

There’s no shortage of viewing platforms to stop and admire the views and take photos to your heart’s content.

Where: 28 Quarry Rd, Grimsby
Distance: 4.1 km

Scarborough Bluffs

You don’t even have to leave the city to feast your eyes on this incredible view, which all locals are familiar with but must admit that it never gets old.

The trails and lookout points at the Scarborough Bluffs are located in, well, Scarborough. And it’s super accessible via the TTC.

So get on out there and gaze at those stunning turquoise waters while the sun sets.

Where: 1 Brimley Rd S, Bluffers Park, Toronto

Spirit Rock Conservation Area


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There is so much to see in this conservation area in Bruce County.

In addition to the stunning water views at the top of the Niagara Escarpment, a unique spiral staircase takes you down along the escarpment edge to Colpoy’s Bay, making for some spectacular photo ops.

There is a huge network of hikes to do in the area, open from late spring to fall.

Where: 3 8th Ave, Wiarton

Petroglyphs Provincial Park


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When it comes to nature views, no place does it better than Petroglyphs. Towering trees, majestic rock faces and breathtaking blue water surround you as you make your way along the trails.

This park is also known for having the largest concentration of Indigenous rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada, depicting turtles, snakes, birds, humans, and more. It is a sacred site, and for good reason.

A must-visit!

Where: 2249 Northeys Bay Rd, Woodview

Bruce Peninsula National Park


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If wilderness is your thing, this popular gem is the place to be. The sprawling region is home to countless ancient trees, a variety of orchids and ferns, wildlife, and multiple trails to walk through.

Then you have limestone cliffs giving you a gorg view of the Georgian Bay, a huge campground, and a stunning shoreline sea cave with the bluest water you’ve ever seen.

And when you’re tired from all that hiking and exploring, lay down on the Singing Sands beach.

Where: 469 Cyprus Lake Rd, Tobermory

Pinery Provincial Park


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If beachy vibes are what you’re after, look no further than Pinery Provincial Park. This breathtaking park has 10 km of sandy shoreline for you to wander, as well as boardwalk trails overlooking the blue waters of Lake Huron.

According to the park’s website, National Geographic included this park in a ranking of the top 10 sunsets in the world.

If that’s not enough to entice you, there are 38 km of hiking trails, plus canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats you can rent.

Where: 9526 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

White Water Walk


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You can get up close and personal with the best that nature’s got to offer, cause this incredible walk in the Niagara Parks will bring you right to the edge of the gorgeous rushing rapids, so you can almost feel the mist on your skin.

When you visit this beautiful site, you’ll be able to walk along a boardwalk that’s right at the river’s edge.

And they’ve also got multiple viewing platforms so you can stop and take it all in. Tickets for adults are only $16.50 each.

Where: 4330 River Rd, Niagara Falls

Bond Lake


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This trail is located right in the GTA but once you get there, you’ll feel like you’ve gone all the way up to cottage country.

An easy and picturesque forested trail loops around the calm blue lake, with plenty of spots to picnic and jump in for a quick dip.

Whether you want to float the day away on the water or get your steps in, this is the place to do it.

Where: 12691 Yonge St, Richmond Hill

Hilton Falls Conservation Area


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There are three different trails you can take to enjoy this gorgeous spot just off of Highway 401 in Milton.

Meander along the nature paths and enjoy the breathtaking views of the falls, the shimmering blue reservoir, and the Old Mill ruins.

Be sure to book your spot ahead of time as reservations are now required to enter.

Where: Off Campbellville Rd in Milton