Get ready to experience a drive full of beautiful, vibrant colour. Begin your journey on highway 12 west; the small village of Coldwater is awaiting your arrival. Wander through downtown and enjoy lunch by the river. Continue to Port Severn and then to Upper Big Chute Road. Plan a stop at the Big Chute Marine Railway, the only one of its kind in North America. Follow Town Line, to Division Road. Along this stretch of your journey you will pass Hewitts Farm, Marchmont Falls, Grant’s Woods and Uthoff Trail.

Each of these attractions offers a unique experience for a traveller.  After your stops follow Carlyon line to Cambrian Road and along to Sparrow Lake Road. This is a beautiful winding road that will lead you through a tunnel of reds, yellows and oranges to a lovely swing bridge overlooking the Severn River. The last stop of your journey is Washago where you can have a bite to eat visit Centennial Park on Lake Couchiching. The journey is nearing its end, to return to Orillia take highway 11 south and plan a stop at Webers for some takeout.

ORILLIA TO THE BIG CHUTE MARINE RAILWAY

54.2 km, 47 Minutes

Head southwest on Mississaga St E toward Peter St N

226 m

Take the 2nd right onto West Street N

155 m

Take the 2nd left onto Coldwater Rd W (signs for ON-12 W/ON-11)

2.01 km

Continue onto ON-12 N

21.2 km

Turn left onto Vasey Rd/County Rd 23 (signs for ON-400/County Road 23)

130 m

Turn left to merge onto ON-400 N/Trans-Canada Hwytoward Parry Sound

20.4 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

7.39 km

Continue onto Upper Big Chute Rd

162 m

THE BIG CHUTE TO DOWN UPPER BIG CHUTE ROAD

19.4 km, 21 Minutes

Head southeast on Upper Big Chute Rd toward Little Chute Ln

19.0 km

Turn right to stay on Upper Big Chute Rd

437 m

UPPER BIG CHUTE ROAD TO HEWITT’S FARM & BAKERY

22.0 km, 22 Minutes

Head southwest on Upper Big Chute Rd toward Taylor Line

7.18 km

Turn left onto Mt Stephen Rd

1.36 km

Take the 1st right onto Wainman Line

11.8 km

Turn right onto Warminster Rd

1.40 km

Take the 1st right onto Town Line

289 m

HEWITT’S FARM & BAKERY TO MARCHMONT FALLS

3023-3331 Town Line, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0, Canada

3.10 km, 5 Minutes

Head southeast on Town Line toward Warminster Sideroad

2.32 km

Turn left onto Marchmont Rd

777 m

​ MARCHMONT FALLS TO GRANT’S WOODS COUCHICHING CONSERVANCY

3.57 km, 4 Minutes

Head northeast on Marchmont Rd toward Hume St

622 m

Turn right onto Wainman Line

1.08 km

Take the 1st left onto Division Rd W

1.87 km

GRANT’S WOODS TO UTHOFF TRAIL

6.80 km, 9 Minutes

Head northeast on Division Rd W toward Uhthoff Line

3.87 km

Turn left onto Division Rd E

142 m

Continue onto Carlyon Line

2.79 km

UTHOFF TRAIL TO SWING BRIDGE

3361-3511 Carlyon Line, Orillia, ON L3V 6H4, Canada

17.3 km, 26 Minutes

Head northwest on Carlyon Line toward Stockdale Rd

3.30 km

Turn right onto Cambrian Rd

8.35 km

Turn left onto S Sparrow Lake Rd

5.32 km

Turn right onto Peninsula Point Rd/County Rd 49

252 m

Take the 2nd right onto Canning Rd/County Rd 49/Muskoka District Rd 49

57 m

SWING BRIDGE TO WEBER’S RESTAURANT

11.2 km, 10 Minutes

Head southwest on Canning Rd/County Rd 49/Muskoka District Rd 49 toward Peninsula Point Rd

57 m

Turn left onto Peninsula Point Rd/County Rd 49

252 m

Turn left onto S Sparrow Lake Rd/County Rd 49

Continue to follow S Sparrow Lake Rd

7.09 km

Continue onto ON-11 S

3.84 km

WEBER’S RESTAURANT BACK TO ORILLIA

6.86 km, 5 Minutes

Head south on ON-11 S toward Brennan Line

2.73 km

Slight right onto Telford Line (signs for ON-11 N)

233 m

Take the 1st left onto Centre Ave

819 m

Turn left onto Soules Rd

353 m

Slight right onto ON-11 N

Destination will be on the right

2.72 km

 Route At A Glance

Distance: 160km

​Drive Time: 2 hours, 43 mins

 Route Highlights

♦ Big Chute Marina

♦ Hewitt’s Farm Market

♦ The Dam Grill

♦ The Mill Restaurant

♦ Bayview Wildwood Resort

♦ Uhthoff Trail