Ontario is full of sights and attractions so it can be hard to narrow down which spots to visit! Why not switch things up and visit some hidden gems in Ontario this spring? If you’ve been looking for a great way to spend a spring day, check out this list.

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Warsaw Caves

Looking for a little adventure this spring? Warsaw Caves are located in a Conservation Area less than two hours from the GTA.

Not only is this a perfect place for spring camping and fishing, but there is also a series of seven caves found in the park. The caves formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age!

A day-use vehicle permit costs $19.50 with opening day on May 10th, 2024.

Where: Warsaw Conservation Area, 289 Caves Rd, Warsaw, ON

Gull Island 

This one is for nature and bird lovers.

Located within Presqu’ile Provincial Park is Gull Island, known as the site of the most diverse water bird colony on the Great Lakes, with seven species of colonial water birds calling this place home in the spring.

The park opens on April 26th, and you can grab a day pass permit here.

Where: Presqu’ile Provincial Park, 328 Presqu’Ile Pkwy, Brighton, ON

Agawa Rock Pictographs

If you’re heading to Northern Ontario, this hidden gem is a must.

The Agawa Rock Pictographs can be found in Lake Superior Provincial Park. 

There are 35 red ochre images visible here and it’s one of the few pictograph sites in Ontario accessible by foot!

You can stop by this spring as the area opens in mid-May. 

Where: Lake Superior Provincial Park, Route 17, Wawa, Ontario

Old Woman Bay

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Image via Wildnerdpix/Shutterstock

I promise it’s nicer than it sounds.

While you’re at Lake Superior Provincial Park, check out this stunning gem as well.

Old Woman Bay has a sand and pebble beach and access to the Nokomis Hiking Trail.

You’ll need a day pass so make sure to grab one ahead of time. 

Where: Lake Superior Provincial Park, Route 17, Wawa, Ontario

Peche Island

Peche Island is a cute spot you can get to if you’re in the Windsor area.

The island lies 330 metres off the Detroit River shoreline at the eastern edge of Windsor and features:

  • Natural Heritage Features
  • Rustic Walking Trails
  • Docking Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Walking Trails

Access this island by boat, canoe, kayak, or paddle board and have a great day!

Where: Peche Island, Windsor, ON

Decew Falls

This waterfall is easy to get to and a great place to spend a spring day.

The Decew Falls are on the outskirts of St. Catherine and boast 72 feet of water you can walk behind if you can make the climb into the gorge!

Where: Decew Falls, 2714 Decew Rd, St. Catharines

Enjoy these beautiful hidden gems, Ontario!