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The one hike everyone needs to try before summer ends (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Jul 17, 2018 10:43 am 1,385

While Ontario is home to plenty of incredible natural landscapes, chances are you’ve never seen one quite like this.

Located just 3.5 hours north of Toronto in a secret nook on the famous Bruce Peninsula is Lion’s Head, a small town perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Home to crystal clear waterways, stunning limestone cliffs, amazing hiking, shallow beaches, and plenty of natural attractions, Lion’s Head needs to be a must-visit on your summer bucket list.

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Known for its rock formations that, from a distance, resemble the profile of a lion, the Bruce Trail runs along the top of the limestone cliffs, offering amazing views of Isthmus Bay.

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Lion’s Head is known for its hiking, and while the trails are easily accessible, they are also rugged and rocky, with some sections of the hike requiring hikers to repel.

But if you’re up for an adventure, this is one activity you won’t want to miss out on.

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Once you reach the top of the limestone cliffs, you’ll discover several lookout points, offering incredible views of the village of Lion’s Head, Isthmus Bay, Whipporwill Bay and White Bluff.

Not to mention you’ll be able to take in the pristine, clear blue water below, which makes for some pretty epic Instagram posts.

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Once you’re finished your hike, you can relax on the white, sandy beach, cool off in the water, or check out the harbour and the lighthouse.

Or you can visit the quaint town of Lion’s Head for a bite to eat or enjoy some shopping at the local shops and boutiques.

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Have the views and picturesque water caught your attention?

To reach Lion’s Head from Toronto, you’ll need to drive just over three hours north of the city, making it ideal for those up for either a day trip or weekend away.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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