We’re walking hand in hand along the bear trail on a lakefront property, just outside of Algonquin Provincial Park, where it’s not uncommon to spy moose, bears, owls and snakes. Today along the trail, we hear only sounds of twigs snapping underfoot. No cars, no kids, no traffic, but loons calling on the lake and Blue Jays chirping as we blissfully lose track of time.
Ontario is dramatic with granite rock outcrops, sand dunes, hardwood forests, and meandering rivers. From the wild crashing power of Niagara Falls to the rhythmic advance and retreat of the water in Ottawa’s Rideau Canal and then on to the striated rocky Canadian Shield in Muskoka, this province is built for lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Some of the most romantic spots to take a break are already well-known, like Blue Mountain’s Westin Trillium House, Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier, and the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview. In stark contrast is Ste. Anne’s Spa, located in a hamlet near Oak Ridges Moraine, and Couples Resort in the town of Whitney, South Algonquin.