We're blogging about what we know best. What to do, where to do it and where to stay 'north' of Toronto. It's a well and little known fact that within an hour of the big city of Toronto, Ontario offers the most amazing and special places to find culture, history, entertainment, nature and recreation.
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Families, couples and groups of
friends have favourite resort destinations close to Toronto that are
perfect for outdoor picnic adventures with fishing, sunbathing or
paddling a canoe.
Choose private beach resorts or public beaches in parks across cottage and resort country.
Accessible Fresh Water Lakes
90 minutes north of Toronto one can be on Lake Simcoe, Georgian
Bay-Lake Huron, the south end of the famous Muskoka area. or a myriad of
lakes in the Kawartha Lakes region. Additional nearby resort areas are
Lake Country and Wasaga Beach. Major routes to the best beaches are via
Highway 400 and Highway 401 north of the Toronto GTA. All of the beach
locations are north, northeast or northwest of Toronto.
of Toronto the city of Peterborough and the Kawartha lakes offers a
variety of outdoor recreation activities around many waterfront and
beach locations including Ontario Provincial Parks. See more on Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes.
Simcoe is the closest major lake is within 30 minutes of the Toronto
GTA on the southern and eastern shores. The City of Barrie has some of
the best beach locations combined with a downtown area for dining and
entertainment. See more on Barrie beaches the Lake Simcoe area.
Country is a designated tourist region with a number of lakes for
swimming, boating, and good fishing. Orillia Ontario borders two
significant lakes including Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching and is
accessible via Highway 11 north from Barrie. Find more information on Orillia Ontario and Lake Country.
The historic Trent-Severn Waterway runs
through the southern part of Muskoka forming a number of Lakes and
beach areas along the way to Georgian Bay. Sparrow Lake is a significant
lake in the waterway.
Wasaga Beach Area Georgian Bay-Lake Huron
one of the most popular beaches is Wasaga Beach. This is both a beach
area, and a beach town on the shores of Georgian Bay. Wasaga Beach is a
designated Blue Flag Beach indicating a high level of quality by international standards. See more information on Wasaga Beach and Georgian Bay.