Brampton may be a wonderful place to live, but if you’re looking to get away this winter, you can take advantage of gorgeous getaways just outside the city. Everyone needs an escape now and then, and if flying to a hot and sunny destination isn’t in the cards, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the winter season.
Whether you’re craving an outdoor adventurous escape, or are more interested in a quaint and quiet getaway, these picturesque spots are only a short drive away from Brampton.
Distance from Brampton: 1 hr 5 mins
With lots of cozy vineyards for wine tasting, amazing restaurants, and of course, Niagara Falls, Niagara has everything you need for a winter getaway. Bundle up for stroll down Clifton Hill, and take in the falls at the end. The winter gives the falls an entirely new dimension of beauty, which makes being out in the cold totally worth it.
At night, unwind with a glass of wine at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s vineyard restaurants like Ravine or Kitchen 76 at Two Sisters Vineyards. And don’t forget to check out the main street in town for some boutique shopping, drinks and homemade treats.
Distance from Brampton: 1 hr 50 mins
If you’re feeling an adventurous escape, Muskoka could be more your speed. There are lots of winter activities to take part in in Muskoka, from snowmobiling to cross country skiing to downhill skiing and snowboarding down the slopes at Hidden Valley Highlands.
After a day enjoying the outdoors, you can head to the Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa for some much needed R&R. Book a stay at a cozy inn like the Cedar Grove Lodge and unwind at one of their lakeside log cabins with a wood burning stone fireplace.
3. Prince Edward County
Distance from Brampton: 3 hrs
A little farther than the other getaways on this list, Prince Edward County is worth the drive. PEC is magical come wintertime, and there’s no shortage of things to do. Make sure to head over to Sandbanks Provincial Park, which offers a quiet retreat with beautiful views of Lake Ontario.
Enjoy snowshoeing and wine tasting at Sugarbush vineyards, take a craft brewery tour, and indulge in a meal and drinks at Drake Devonshire Inn. You can choose to stay there or one of PEC’s beautiful bed and breakfasts like The Edward.
Distance from Brampton: 1 hr 40 mins
Although Stratford is known as a popular summer getaway spot, it’s truly picturesque in the winter, and is ideal for a charming getaway, especially if you’re into the arts and culture scene.
If you’re a chocolate lover, take the self-guided “Chocolate Trail” which takes you to 25 places around Stratford that feature chocolate in different forms. If bacon and beer is more your thing, opt for the self-guided “Bacon and Ale Trail” instead. Peruse the quaint, historic streets for some shopping and cafe-hopping, and stay at Edison’s Cafe Bar and Inn, a renovated heritage building with 5 star reviews.
If you’re looking to escape on a winter getaway this season, try one of these 4 places, just a short drive from Brampton!