Summer Bucket List of 2018

I am hopping on that Spring season trend of cleaning out your closet and planning warm weather adventures.

When I was much younger I used to make a Bucket List every summer of things I wanted to do and people I wanted to see…somehow as I grew up this seemed childish as well as a little sad when I didn’t have the time to complete items on the list…but new season, new adventures! Also, in Canada the seasons are drastically different for most of the country and we have to take advantage of the warm temperatures while we can!

What am I hoping to accomplish this summer?

  • Kayak to Toronto Island – Full disclosure: I got this idea because I saw a bunch of people on Instagram doing this last summer/fall and it looked really pretty. I have actually never been to Toronto Island; home to Centreville, some pretty beaches, parks and a hedge maze that dates back to 1967. So, why not skip the ferry in favour of a major upper body workout?
  • Visit More Hamilton waterfalls – If you have been following my blogs, I have visited a couple of Hamilton waterfalls: Buttermilk Falls, Albion Falls, Smokey Hollow and perhaps Chedokee Falls follow those links to read about them – and recently made it a bucket list item to visit them all.
  • Road Trip to a Provincial or State Park – which one? No idea as of yet, any suggestions are welcome. I have been researching potential hiking destinations for some time now in anticipation of the warmer weather and there are so many pretty spots in Northern Ontario as well as some of the States close to southern Ontario i.e. Michigan and New York. This means spending quite a large amount of time in a car
    heading to one of these parks…a task I am more than willing to take on.
  • Do Yoga on a Lavender Farm – Milton, Ontario is home to Terre Bleu Lavender Farm and Distillery a pretty purple farm which specializes in all things lavender, including yoga in the fields.
  • Hike Mount Nemo – I moved to Burlington last year and still haven’t made it to Mount Nemo; this needs to change. I have heard nothing but good things about the views this park has to offer.
  • Actually Go Swimming Somewhere that is not Wasaga Beach – Am I the only Canadian who seems to never make it out to an actual beach? Also, nothing against Wasaga; the sand is super soft but there are only so many times one can get drunk on wine coolers at Wasaga Beach.
  • Explore Bonnechere Caves – Located in Eganville, Ontario about 4 hours out of Toronto, these Caves offer visitors tours, fossil digs, underground dining and even underground concerts. How cool is that? I must visit.
  • Plan a Trip to Another Province – Canada is real big and I have not seen nearly enough of it. I spent a great deal of time in the United States last year and I am hoping that a trip to Quebec or Manitoba is in the cards for this year.

Do you have a bucket list or anything you would love to see happen during the summer of 2018? Do you know of an awesome Provincial or State park near me that I should visit? Also, can you please tell me where I can get my swim on for the summer of 2018? All suggestions are more than welcome!!



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