Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Boasting some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as Horseshoe Valley Resort, Casino Rama Resort, Burl’s Creek Events Grounds, Mount St. Louis Moonstone or Hardwood Ski & Bike to mention a few! The area offers many different options for accommodations such as several B&B’s, Hotels and accommodation resorts making it perfect for your over night stay! With many events happening in the area we are your go to destination for young and old located in Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, Severn and area’s four season playground in Simcoe County.
Explore one of Ontario’s largest wetlands by foot, boat or bike. There are over 25km of scenic forested trails, floating boardwalks and canoe channels that let you escape into the Wye Marsh. Experience hummingbird banding and monarch tagging demonstrations, or take part in guided canoe tour. See birds of prey soar and learn how to identify native Ontario turtles and snakes in a live animal show. Experience the best of the outdoors at the Get Outdoors Festival.
The Get Outdoors Festival provides children, youth and adults with the opportunity to experience a range of outdoor activities in a natural setting, giving visitors exposure to the benefits of being active in nature. The Get Outdoors Festival is about creating fun and interactive opportunities to inspire people to get outside, get active and enjoy the stunning natural environment so close to home.
Canadians are spending less time in the outdoors and in contact with nature. The average North American spends 95% of their day indoors, with the average child spending only 6 minutes a day doing an outdoor activity. This has led to the recognition and rise of nature deficit disorder, which has been identified as having a role to play in the rising rates of depression, attention deficit disorder, Vitamin D deficiency, and child obesity. We want to bring nature back into our lives and give people the opportunity to escape, explore and experience all that nature has to offer.
So join us August 6 & 7 to GET PADDLING, BIKING, HIKING, BIRDING … and GET OUTDOORS!