Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year-round. Your journey through Ontario’s Lake Country begins along highway 12 from Orillia to Bass Lake Side Road. Bass Lake Side Road will take you into Oro-Medonte, where there is a number of unique stops such as Bass Lake Provincial Park, Horseshoe Valley Resort and the Oro African Church. Once you have made your way through the beautiful country side take highway 400 towards Coldwater, a quaint village and a great place to stop for a meal by the river. Continue on the highway until you reach Upper Big Chute Road. This road will take you to Big Chute Marine Railway. Continue along the winding road down to Town Line. Plan stops at Hewitt’s Farm, Marchmont Falls and a number of other fall points of interest. Then make your way towards Sparrow Lake where you will cross over the Severn River on a swing bridge and continue to Washago. Make a pit stop at The Canoe & Ciao Chow Ciao Restaurant. Next, make your way to Rama Road where you can discover some of our First Nations History. Travel Monck Road to Kirkfield Road and onto highway 169 into Brechin. Explore Lagoon City, a unique community known as Ontario’s Venice a community on the water. The journey is nearing an end, it is time to travel towards Orillia. You can make a number of stops along the way including Provincial Parks and Historic Landmarks. Come enjoy all of the vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange connecting the waterways in Ontario’s Lake Country.

 ORILLIA TO BASS LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK

8.59 km, 11 Minutes

Head southwest toward Andrew St S

22 m

Turn left onto Andrew St S

190 m

Take the 2nd right onto Barrie Rd

2.36 km

Turn left onto Mississaga St W

73 m

Turn right onto ON-12 N

588 m

ON-12 N turns left and becomes Old Barrie Rd E (signs for County Road 11/Old Barrie Road)

1.06 km

Turn right onto 15 Line N

2.49 km

Turn left onto Bass Lake Side Rd E

1.13 km

Turn right

619 m

Turn left

52 m

 

 BASS LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK TO THE ORILLIA FISH AND GAME CONSERVATION CLUB

1.32 km, 2 Minutes

Head southeast

52 m

Turn right toward Bass Lake Side Rd E

607 m

Turn right onto Bass Lake Side Rd E

656 m

 

 THE ORILLIA FISH AND GAME CONSERVATION CLUB TO HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE

14.4 km, 19 Minutes

Head southwest on Bass Lake Side Rd E toward 13 Line N

1.08 km

Turn left onto 13 Line N

316 m

Take the 1st right onto Bass Lake Side Rd E

4.18 km

Turn left onto 10 Line N

2.74 km

Turn right onto Old Barrie Rd E

6.07 km

Turn right

53 m

 

 HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE TO AFRICAN METHODIST CHURCH

4.33 km, 4 Minutes

Head east toward Old Barrie Rd W

53 m

Turn right onto Old Barrie Rd W

4.26 km

Turn left onto 3 Line N

13 m

 

​ AFRICAN METHODIST CHURCH TO HORSESHOE RESORT

8.62 km, 17 Minutes

Head northwest on 3 Line N toward Old Barrie Rd W

13 m

Take the 1st left onto Old Barrie Rd W

1.35 km

Take the 1st right onto Oro-Medonte Line 2

3.13 km

Turn right onto Bass Lake Side Rd W

1.64 km

Turn left onto 3 Line N

2.49 km

 

 HORSESHOE RESORT TO SWIFT CANOE & KAYAK

38.0 km, 31 Minutes

Head west on 3 Line N toward Horseshoe Valley Rd W

1.53 km

Turn left onto Horseshoe Valley Rd W

3.35 km

Turn right onto Penetanguishene Rd/Simcoe County Rd 93

2.65 km

Slight right to merge onto ON-400 N

20.7 km

Continue onto ON-400 N/Trans-Canada Hwy

8.32 km

Take exit 149 for Quarry Rd toward County Road 59/Tay Road

293 m

Slight left onto Mayhew Rd

1.12 km
Mayhew Rd turns slightly left and becomes Quiet Waters Ln

64 m

 

 SWIFT CANOE & KAYAK TO THE BIG CHUTE

22.7 km, 22 Minutes

Head northwest on Quiet Waters Ln toward Mayhew Rd

64 m

Quiet Waters Ln turns slightly right and becomes Mayhew Rd

1.12 km

Take the ramp onto Trans-Canada Hwy

11.6 km

Take exit 162 for Regional Road 34/Regional Road 48/South Bay Road/White’s Falls Road toward Severn Falls

574 m

Merge onto White’s Falls Rd/Muskoka District Rd 34 (signs for White’s Falls Road/Regional Road 34/Severn Falls)

1.95 km

Slight right to stay on White’s Falls Rd/Muskoka District Rd 34

7.37 km

 

 THE BIG CHUTE TO HEWITT’S FARM MARKET

38.3 km, 48 Minutes

Head southeast on Upper Big Chute Rd toward Little Chute Ln

19.2 km

Turn right to stay on Upper Big Chute Rd

7.64 km

Turn left onto Town Line

11.5 km

 

 HEWITT’S FARM MARKET TO ORILLIA, ON

65.4 km, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes

Head southeast on Town Line toward Warminster Sideroad

289 m

Take the 1st left onto Warminster Rd

1.40 km

Take the 1st right onto Wainman Line

3.11 km

Turn left onto Division Rd W

8.42 km

Turn right onto Centre Ave

565 m

Turn left onto Soules Rd

353 m

Slight right onto ON-11 N

6.63 km

Turn right onto Goldstein Rd (signs for Goldstein Road/South Sparrow Lake Road/Port Stanton/County Road 38)

298 m

Take the 1st right to stay on Goldstein Rd

694 m

Turn left onto S Sparrow Lake Rd

1.63 km

Take the 3rd right onto Cambrian Rd

4.45 km

Turn right onto Boyd Rd

1.40 km

Turn right onto Canal Rd

1.49 km

Turn right onto Brady Dr

777 m

Turn right onto Coopers Falls Rd/County Rd 52

416 m

Turn left to stay on Coopers Falls Rd/County Rd 52

Continue to follow Coopers Falls Rd

4.17 km

Turn right onto Cronk Side Rd

3.11 km

Turn right onto Fairgrounds Rd

3.25 km

Turn right onto Simcoe County Rd 169 N

3.36 km

Take the ramp onto ON-11 S

16.2 km

Take exit 135 for County Road 18/Burnside Line toward Orillia/ON-11 N/West Street

396 m

Turn left onto Burnside Line/West Street N/County Rd 18 (signs for Orillia/ON-11 N)

Continue to follow West Street N

2.81 km

Turn right onto Colborne St W

123 m

Take the 1st left onto Andrew St S

85 m

Turn left

22 m

Route At A Glance

Distance: 202km

​Drive Time: 3 hours, 52 mins

Route Highlights

♦ Big Chute Marina

♦ Hewitt’s Farm Market

♦ The Dam Grill

♦ The Mill Restaurant

♦ Bayview Wildwood Resort

♦ Uhthoff Trail