The band The Lovin’ Spoonful once sang, “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty.” No lyrics could ring truer for a Toronto summer. It’s hot, it’s gritty, and when the heat gets to be too much right in the thick of the season, a daylong escape to a lake is an absolute must. There are quite a few beautiful spots around the Toronto area to check out, from the longest freshwater beach in the world to a lake tucked within a number of trailheads. And, of course, be sure to book your rental car with us here at Zoom Rentals. We offer a wide variety of well maintained, late model options to choose from, from luxury SUVs to compact sedans — the latter of which are perfect for piling into and driving to the lake. Call us today! Kelso Conservation Area With picnic areas, spots to camp, mountain biking trails, and a beautiful trail to hike, Kelso Conservation Area is a fantastic place to spend the day (or night). This scenic reservoir is just a 45-minute drive from downtown Toronto and a great spot to cool off. Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Hike through the magnificent Mono Cliffs Provincial Park on the Niagara Escarpment to get to McCarston’s Lake. It is a little bit more secluded and makes for a serene swimming hole appropriate for families, couples, or just solo swimmers. Wasaga Beach Provincial Parks Right on the edge of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, the white sandy Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world at 14 kilometres. There are almost 10 different beach areas to explore here — take your pick to find the best spot to watch the beach’s famous breathtaking sunset.