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    20 Natural Beauties Of Ontario

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    1. Bruce Peninsula National Park & Flower Pot Islands, Tobermory

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    With a size of 155 square kilometers at the tip of the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Peninsula consists of limestone cliffs, caves, underground streams and some the oldest trees in Canada. Comprised of an incredible array of habitats from rare alvars to dense forests and clean lakes it allows wildlife diversity to range from black bears and rare reptiles who find refuge in the rocky areas and diverse wetlands.

    2. Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County

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    Noted for its beautiful beaches with picturesque sand dunes as high as 60 metres, it also has the world's largest fresh water sand bar and dune system.

    3. 1000 Islands, Gananoque

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    The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River stretching for about 80 km downstream from Kingston, Ontario. Explore secluded bays by kayak or powerboat and you might even stumble upon a castle!

    4. Scarborough Bluffs, Scarborough

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    Scarborough Bluffs Park offers dramatic views of Lake Ontario and the eroding sand cliffs that form the Scarborough Bluffs. The park is so high above the water that it also offers stunning views of sunrises, sunsets, moon rises and shooting stars. So what exactly are you waiting for?

    5. Rock Dunder, Kingston

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    Rock Dunder is definitely one of the most breathtaking sites to see in Ontario. The area is the perfect combination of rugged land mixed with beautiful scenery where you can walk the rocky rooty trail or sit at a bench to watch the boats go through the narrow lakes of the Rideau Waterway, so dont forget to pack a lunch!

    6. Elora Quarry & Elora Gorge, Elora

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    The Elora Gorge is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural areas in the Grand River valley. At the centre of attraction at this Conservation Area is the "old swimming hole", a 0.8 hectare former limestone quarry encircled by sheer cliffs up to 12 metres high. Elora Quarry wasn't a conservation area until 1976, but it was definitely a popular swimming area long before that!

    7. Scenic Caves, Collingwood

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    Here in Collingwood you can hike through caves carved by glacial ice millions of years ago, or venture across the 128 meter suspension bridge 25 meters above the valley, or zipline through the forest. Whichever you prefer!

    8. Algonquin Park

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    Established in 1893, it is the oldest provincial park in Canada and boasts hundreds of lakes and hiking trails. Spot some moose or go canoeing at one of Ontario’s largest parks, or both if your lucky!

    9. Albion Falls, Hamilton

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    Albion Falls is a Complex Classic Cascade waterfall 19 metres in height. Located at the southernmost tip of King’s Forest Park in Hamilton, its source is Red Hill Creek. Albion Falls enjoys year-round flow.

    10. Greig’s Caves, Lion’s Head

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    Greig’s Caves are a small part of the rock of the Bruce Peninsula along the Niagara Escarpment formed by the wave action of post-glacial Lake Algonquin, 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. There are many rare and beautiful flowers and ferns to see, and lots of tunnels and caverns to explore!

    11. Lake Muskoka, Muskoka

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    Muskoka is a vast district of 1600 shimmering lakes, thundering waterfalls and sheer granite cliffs, aromatic pine forests and dense maple forests that turn crimson and gold in the Autumn, all wrapped in pure clean air from way above sea level, in some places 1296 ft.

    12. Aubrey Falls, Algoma

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    Located in Aubrey Falls Provincial Park, the waterfall is approximately 53 meters high with water flowing through more than 7 areas over beautiful granite formations making it pretty hard to get a bad shot of!

    13. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Thunder Bay

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    On the tip of the rugged Sibley Peninsula near Thunder Bay lies the legendary Sleeping Giant. With over 100 km of hiking trails park visitors can venture deep into the boreal forests to experience the backcountry, or follow its rugged trails to the top of the giant for unbeatable views of Lake Superior.

    14. Bonnechere Caves, Eganville

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    Five hundred million years ago, this area was at the bottom of a tropical sea. After the last Ice Age, water from the melting ice cut through the silt and soil, working its way down to the limestone bedrock and carving an extensive network of intertwining caverns. Largely unexplored until the 1950s, the Bonnechere Caves are now open from May to October.

    15. Point Pelee National Park & Pelee Island

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    Point Pelee is a 10-kilometre sandspit with its southern point equal in latitude to the northern border of California. Containing a thin triangle jutting into Lake Erie, the 20 square kilometre landscape boasts a unique blend of vegetation in the marshes, jungle-like Carolinian forest, Savannah grasslands and unpredictable beachfront, supporting a complexity of wildlife

    16. Horseshoe Falls, Niagara

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    Horseshoe Falls is the jewel of Niagara, the largest of the three waterfalls making up the great Niagara Falls. Horseshoe Falls is 52.7 meters high and 793 meters wide. About 90 percent of the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls, an incredible 600,000 gallons per second during daylight hours. Almost all of Horseshoe Falls is located in Canada, about 98 percent and we definitely have the best view of all the falls.

    17. Cheltenham Badlands, Caledon

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    The Cheltenham Badlands were occupied by a large river, thousands of years ago. This lake dried out resulting in today's version of the Cheltenham badlands. The hills signify the riverbed and as you follow the trail, you begin to see the river history of the badlands.

    18. Webster’s Falls, Dundas

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    It is one of two falls within the Spencer Gorge and is noted for its panoramas, 22 metre height, classical curtain/ plunge. With a crest of 24 metres, it is the largest in the region and worth a visit!

    19. Ouimet Canyon, Dorion

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    Ouimet Canyon is 100 metres deep, 150 metres wide and 2,000 metres long. The impressive gorge that ice, wind and rain have chiseled into the Canadian Shield over thousands of years hosts rare alpine flowers and arctic plants normally found one thousand kilometres further north.

    20. Bon Echo Provincial Park, Addington Highlands

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    Bon Echo is known for the 1.5 km long sheer rock face that rises 100 metres above Mazinaw Lake and features over 260 Aboriginal pictographs – one of the largest visible collections in Canada. Interpretive boat tours allow for an up close and personal look, or you can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle over if thats your kinda thing!

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