Need some spring-piration…. get it? Spring weather is right around the corner and if you’re a planner, you’ll want to get your trip ideas in order. Considering the lovely season is almost upon us, we’ve compiled a list of beautiful Ontario road trips that you can take this spring.

From local spots just around the bend to towns about an hour away, these road trips are a must.

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St. Jacobs

For a charming day trip, head to St. Jacobs, a quaint former village in the Waterloo area known for its farmers’ market and Mennonite heritage.

Spend the day strolling through the streets, learning about the history, and shopping at Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market.

Warkworth

This art-centric village is surrounded by the rolling Trent Hills, and it’s the perfect destination for a spring day trip.

Located just 90 minutes east of Toronto, the charming town of Warkworth hosts an annual celebration of lilacs that draws visitors from around the province.

Rare and beautiful lilacs will be on display along Millennium Lilac Trail on May 27th and 28th, and visitors will be delighted by the unique displays of these fragrant spring flowers.

Neustadt

This small town in Ontario’s Grey County was once named one of the prettiest towns in Ontario and for good reason! This quaint community boasts historic stone buildings, beautiful antique shops, restaurants, and a brewery with rave reviews.

If you’re visiting Neustadt, take a stroll down Mill Street. The stone buildings on this street are part of what makes Neustadt so pretty!

First stop on Mill Street – Atelier 522! This country-style boutique is inspired by modern farmhouse living with a selection of organic lotions and potions, handmade candles, linens, ceramics, glass, and an ever-changing array of artistic curiosities.

While you’re strolling Mill Street pop into the beloved Granny’s General Store which has an ice cream bar, baked goods, and even a garden centre.

And there’s lots more to explore on your trip.

Prince Edward County

Of all the places you could visit in Ontario, The County is one of a kind. Views of rolling hills, historic townships, vineyards, and the pristine shorelines of Sandbanks Provincial Park will make this road trip extra special.

Make sure to stop by a local winery for a tasting, peek at an antique store, and pick up some fresh local goodies for the drive home.

You won’t want to miss it.

Paisley

Right in Bruce County, this village in Ontario is full of rich history, a stunning conservation area, and spots to dine.

If you’re hungry while visiting Paisley there are some great options for food and drinks including Bonfire on Queen. Located right in the heart of Paisley this restaurant specializes in homemade pasta and scratch pizzas made with local ingredients and baked in a stone oven. Don’t forget to grab something off the dessert menu which features pistachio & lemon cannolis, tiramisu, and gelato.

Take a stroll down Queen Street to see even more of what Paisley has to offer including their local shops.

Grab local arts and crafts from Elora Soap Company, timeless antiques from Roadrunner Collectables, or jewellery and home decor from Della Bella Boutique. All these shops are located conveniently on Queen Street and are within walking distance of each other.

Dundas

This spot is known as The Valley Town for a reason — it’s nestled at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment and surrounded by vast forests and waterfalls.

Get out and stretch your legs on one of the many hikes and lookout points in the region, before making your way into town for some shopping and food.

Belfountain

This charming little town is located in Caledon right here in the GTA.

Drive along the scenic Forks of the Credit Road and arrive in the small but picture-perfect town.

Sip coffee on the patio, do a little shopping, and be sure to check out the stunning suspension bridge at the Belfountain Conservation Area.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Do you know what makes a good day trip getaway from Toronto? Wine. Do you know what Niagara-on-the-Lake has? Wine.

Once you’ve had your fill of reds and whites, get your designated driver to take you to the historic old town. You won’t regret it!

And there you have it! Get ready to hit the road this spring.