Friday, October 22, 2010

Romancing Ontario Halloween

Romantic getaways and Halloween fun highlight the end of October. Family getaway packages can include a trip along a Fall Pumpkin route for your spooky decor (see Halloween Tips).  Fall leaf colours remain but are past peak in many areas.   Fall weekend getaways continue with hiking getaways events and festivals at Ontario attractions including farmers' markets.   FREE Ontario attractions are available with Doors Open Ontario north of Toronto.

Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations &Travel Tourism Associations

Lake SimcoeLake Simcoe (
Lake Simcoe is Toronto's close to home resort destination. It is the first major lake north of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and has often been described as the "Sixth Great Lake". Lake Simcoe is linked to the Great Lakes through the Trent-Severn Historic Waterway to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. The two largest cities on Lake Simcoe are
Barrie, and Orillia both with substantial public marinas, beaches and waterfront parks. Simcoe County, York Region, Durham, and Kawartha Lakes all touch on Lake Simcoe. Many say Lake Simoce is the Ice Fishing Capital of North America. See Lake Simcoe Ontario

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Eganridge Inn and Spa - Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Eganridge Inn and SpaEganridge Inn and Spa - How Do I Love Thee? Luxurious accommodation. Breath taking panorama. Seclusion, tranquility,
a peaceful refuge for two. A warm fire softly glowing. Chilled champagne.
Succulent strawberries generously dipped in rich chocolate. Fragrant fresh cut flowers to make you smile. A gift of specially selected spa products
to delight your senses. An intimate, candlelit dinner delicately prepared
and served. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Family Getaway of the Week

Cardinal Pines Cottage - Haliburton, Ontario

Cardinal Pines CottageCardinal Pines Cottage -Cardinal Pines Cottage is located on beautiful Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. This 2,500 sq. ft. vacation home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was newly renovated in 2008. Excellent swimming, boating and fishing on this beautiful lake. Loads of activities in area including 6 golf courses, miles of hiking/biking trails, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV trails and more. Visit for additional cottage info and photos.

Fishing Getaway of the Week

Green Wilderness Lodge - Gogama, Ontario

Green Wilderness Lodge Green Wilderness Lodge -Fishing for walleye and northern pike on the wilderness waters of Mattagami lake located 20miles north of Gogama. We offer 7 housekeeping cottages and one DLX. outpost cottage 3/4 of a mile by boat from the main camp.We offer newer boats and motors so that your 3,4, or 7 day trip is the best it can be. 7-day Fishing Package including cottage, upgraded boat with 15hp motor & gas for 2 people is $525. per person Can. American Plan is also available. Check out our former fly-in outpost at Nursey Lake.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

West Lake Willows - Picton, Ontario

West Lake WillowsWest Lake Willows - Fishing packages from $249/person week-day, $299/person week-end for 2 nights accommodations (3-4 people, 2 boats with 4 people) in our waterfront cottage suites with satellite tv, available wireless high speed internet, heat or A/C, rental boat, GPS and guided outing.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Deerhurst Resort - Huntsville, Ontario

Deerhurst ResortDeerhurst Resort - Pick how you want to be pampered in the freshly renovated, soothing Spa at Deerhurst. All your head-to-toe must haves are on the menu.Includes: Select accommodation, buffet  breakfast in Eclipse and $100 spa credit per person. Treatments must be
reserved in advance. Rate: From $370 per  room, per night
Book here, or CALL 1-800-461-4393 or VISIT

Attraction of the Week

Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour

Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour - Timmins, Ontario
Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour, Journey under the earth and experience the workings
of a mine, pan for gold and learn about the area's mining history at the Timmins
Gold Mine Tour.

Attraction of the Week

Haliburton School of The Arts - Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton School of The Arts - With hundreds of lakes surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking vistas, the Highlands of Haliburton are the ideal setting for an art school. The inspiring surroundings and courses within the schedule kindle a creative vigour that can be motivating and energizing or reflective and relaxing.The program spans the calendar, the ages, the skill levels, and the seemingly unrestrained range of techniques and media. With an eclectic and extensive variety of courses
offered at a range of skill levels, there's something for everyone! Just 2 1/2 hours north of Toronto and 3 1/2 hours west of Ottawa.

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