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If you’re looking for a getaway not far from Toronto, our Hamilton things to do list is worth checking out! Known as the waterfall capital of the world, with 156 waterfalls to hike to, Hamilton is a place that many people visit throughout the spring, summer and fall. There is so much to see and do in Hamilton, Ontario you’ll want to stay a few nights to be able to experience everything! Read on for our top things to see and do, and the most amazing place to stay, next time you’re heading to Hamilton.
WHAT TO DO IN HAMILTON
Triple C Farm. A Hamilton petting zoo that is home to so many rescued animals, Triple C Farm is the place to go if you want to take rescued alpacas on a walk, cuddle with goats, take a goat yoga class, and get up close to other farm animals. Unlike other zoos and petting zoos, Triple C Farm lets guests get the chance to be truly hands on so the animals are always excited to see new people! The staff at Triple C Farm also volunteer in retirement homes bringing animals to cuddle with the elderly.
Hike Dundas Peak and visit Tew Falls. As you know, Hamilton is the waterfall capital of the world. So while you’re there make sure you take a hike to one of these phenomenal waterfalls. Our personal favourite is at Spencer Gorge, where you can hike Dundas Peak and either experience Tew Falls or Webster Falls. Reservations required, book here.
Take a yoga class with Kind by Kay. Perfect for yogis of every level, King by Kay is a local Hamilton resident with her own studio and yoga offering. She offers indoor and outdoor classes, retreats and more. This was the best way to finish our wellness weekend in Hamilton.
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. The largest botanical gardens in Canada, with over 2400 acres of gardens and nature is right here in Hamilton, Ontario. Visit the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden and have a bite to eat at the amazing on-site bistro.
WHERE TO STAY IN HAMILTON
The High Acre. Four beautifully decorated suites, all with their own private steam room, sauna, fireplace, infrared masks and record players. Shared spaces include a pool, hot tub, bar, outdoor hammocks, yoga studio and an amazing outdoor lounge space and garden. A truly luxurious getaway that feels homey, welcoming and relaxing.
WHERE TO EAT IN HAMILTON
Detour Cafe. A truly happy place to visit, with an awesome outdoor patio that is perfect for warm summer days. It’s a vibrant place to visit, it’s no wonder it’s such a hot spot for cyclists. Detour Cafe sources ethical coffee beans, and offers a coffee bean subscription!
Earth to Table: Bread Bar. Fantastic food with a really great patio, Earth to Table: Bread Bar believes that good ingredients are the foundation to great food. They focus on fresh local ingredients and are located in the heart of the city with two great locations. We recommend visiting one of them on your next trip to Hamilton. Try the mussels and kale salad, they are our FAVOURITE!
Planted in Hamilton. A plant-based, gluten-free restaurant and bakery in Hamilton, Ontario, Planted in Hamilton has the right idea creating inclusive food for vegans and those with food allergies and intolerances. The pulled jackfruit sandwich is a must have!
HOW TO GET TO HAMILTON
From Toronto (and most of the GTA), Hamilton, Ontario is easily accessible by car. But, if you don’t have a car (or want a weekend off driving) you can take Go Transit to Hamilton and get around by bus or taxi / Uber once you’re there. If you’re not from the GTA, there is a local airport in Hamilton (YHM) and rental cars can be easily picked up nearby!
HAMILTON THINGS TO DO CONCLUSION
Hamilton is a place that many people visit throughout the spring, summer and fall. There is so much to see and do in Hamilton, Ontario, and it is easily accessible to all. If you’re looking for a nice place to getaway for some hiking, good for the soul food and relaxing accommodations, you’ll want to add Hamilton to your list of must-visit places.
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