Most people have seen their long weekend plans get cancelled as the Covid-19 pandemic has dragged on. Don’t get us wrong, it’s better to be safe than sorry any day of the week. But about now you, like thousands of others, will be feeling a little cooped up.
So, we have made a social distancing friendly list of road trips around Toronto and the GTA. Best part – you stay safe in a sanitized car while enjoying some awesome sights and sounds.
Fun driving and road trips near Toronto that don’t involve getting out of the car
Niagara Falls and Niagara-On-The-Lake
At just under two hours from Toronto, the Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake are low hanging fruit. The Falls can be seen from the road itself, and if you roll your window down you’ll feel the spray on your face. Niagara-on-the-Lake is just nice country and drive around the vineyards.
Algonquin Provincial Park
“Hey, isn’t that closed?!” we hear you say. And sure enough Algonquin Provincial Park is temporarily ‘closed’ while the emergency in Ontario continues, but here’s a top tip: Highway 60 runs through the park and is open. Sure, you can’t stop and hike in the park, but that doesn’t have to stop you from driving on beautiful roads and enjoy a greenery overload.
Road trip to the Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands is a group of a lot of islands. Straddling the US and the Canada border, there’s a lot to see here. Just because you won’t be boating doesn’t mean you have to miss out. The Thousand Island Parkway offers some incredible driving and views. What’s more, if they ferry is running, you can even hop on and off Howe Island.
Which are the best driving roads near Toronto?
There are a lot of roads as you drive to the north of Toronto.
- Hockley Valley
- Forks of the Credit
- Twelve Mile Bay Road
- Southwood Road
Remember, you are responsible for your safety and the safety of others. Do not break the law while driving and drive carefully at all times.
Social distancing doesn’t have to end the fun
“Unprecedented times”, we have heard that often. And since they are, you may as well try different ways of keeping yourself occupied. Why not rent a sporty BMW or Range Rover Evoque from Advantage and make your drive truly interesting. Our daily rates for rental cars in Toronto and the GTA start at under $30 per day!