In Ontario’s Lake Country, on top of the many fantastic attractions & outdoor recreation options we have shared with you, there are an array of free activities and choices for one to make. This is a fantastic way to extend your stay in Orillia and area, plan to venture out on our trails, paddle our waterways routes, take a walking tour, enjoy the music at the waterfront and more. We’re happy to provide you with some great suggestions for free activities to do while you are visiting Ontario’s Lake Country in any season!

We don’t call ourselves Ontario’s Lake country for nothing. We have lakes & rivers pretty much every way you turn! So if you want to enjoy the waterways with a canoe, kayak, SUP, boat waterski, wakeboard, fish, or anything else water related, you are in the right place. Our lakes and rivers are like paradise for the water enthusiast. Do you have your own mode of transportation to venture out on the waterways?  Make sure to check out our Paddling Guide & Website or if you’re looking to launch your motorboat for water sports and fishing, check out our various boat launches.

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We think it’s time to soak up some sunshine in Ontario’s Lake Country on one of the many beautiful beaches we have to offer! Ontario’s Lake Country is home to many beaches, including 3 provincial parks. Driving distance of just over an hour north of Toronto, located along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching you will find a beach to suit what you are looking for from the quiet more secluded to the popular locations. Come and play at our beautiful beaches in Orillia & area.

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Take a walk around a local Farmers’ Market. There are currently five in our region to choose from. Going to a Farmers’ Market is a great way to taste real flavours, support family farmers, know where you food comes from, and you could learn cooking tips, recipes, and meal ideas.

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Filled with history, Ontario’s Lake Country houses a number of museums and historical sites that are free or by donation. Learn about our local culture and heritage by visiting these sites. Here are a few suggestions:

Visit our History & Culture for more information on other activities available

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Walk, run, bike, blade, or simply stroll down any of the numerous trails in Ontario’s Lake Country. Exploring our trails is a great way to lead a healthy lifestyle and experience some of the beautiful scenery our region has to offer. Ontario’s Lake Country has so many parks to offer. Whether you need a ton of green space for a game of Frisbee, or a large family gathering, or if you require a smaller space that is great for young kids, Ontario’s Lake Country has a park to suit anyone’s needs. Pack a picnic and stay for the day!

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Would you like a route already planned for you? Ontario’s Lake Country has some walking tours for you to try. these walking tours are a great way to spend the day while learning and seeing some of the history in our area. Best of all, these fully planned routes don’t cost anything!

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Stay Tuned for Summer concert and movie dates.

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Ontario’s Lake Country is home to many fun and exciting winter activities, some of these activities are free and easy to access if you have your own equipment. You can plan to visit the Simcoe County Forest Trails for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Visit the Copeland Forest for a walk through the snow covered canopy or check out one of the local rinks for skating. Have your own equipment for fishing, come and try out ice fishing along our waterways. We also have some fantastic snowmobile routes throughout the region connecting you to and extension of provincials trails taking you across Ontario. Come and experience winter in Ontario’s Lake Country.

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Ontario’s Lake Country is filled with treasures (or caches). Download the free app, and navigate your way to these caches. Do all of this while exploring the beautiful surroundings of Ontario’s Lake Country.

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+ Water Activities

We don’t call ourselves Ontario’s Lake country for nothing. We have lakes & rivers pretty much every way you turn! So if you want to enjoy the waterways with a canoe, kayak, SUP, boat waterski, wakeboard, fish, or anything else water related, you are in the right place. Our lakes and rivers are like paradise for the water enthusiast. Do you have your own mode of transportation to venture out on the waterways?  Make sure to check out our Paddling Guide & Website or if you’re looking to launch your motorboat for water sports and fishing, check out our various boat launches.

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+ Beaches & Parks

We think it’s time to soak up some sunshine in Ontario’s Lake Country on one of the many beautiful beaches we have to offer! Ontario’s Lake Country is home to many beaches, including 3 provincial parks. Driving distance of just over an hour north of Toronto, located along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching you will find a beach to suit what you are looking for from the quiet more secluded to the popular locations. Come and play at our beautiful beaches in Orillia & area.

beaches-parks
+ Markets

Take a walk around a local Farmers’ Market. There are currently five in our region to choose from. Going to a Farmers’ Market is a great way to taste real flavours, support family farmers, know where you food comes from, and you could learn cooking tips, recipes, and meal ideas.

farmers-market
+ Museums & Heritage Sites

Filled with history, Ontario’s Lake Country houses a number of museums and historical sites that are free or by donation. Learn about our local culture and heritage by visiting these sites. Here are a few suggestions:

Visit our History & Culture for more information on other activities available

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+ Recreation

Walk, run, bike, blade, or simply stroll down any of the numerous trails in Ontario’s Lake Country. Exploring our trails is a great way to lead a healthy lifestyle and experience some of the beautiful scenery our region has to offer. Ontario’s Lake Country has so many parks to offer. Whether you need a ton of green space for a game of Frisbee, or a large family gathering, or if you require a smaller space that is great for young kids, Ontario’s Lake Country has a park to suit anyone’s needs. Pack a picnic and stay for the day!

winter-banner
+ Walking Tours

Would you like a route already planned for you? Ontario’s Lake Country has some walking tours for you to try. these walking tours are a great way to spend the day while learning and seeing some of the history in our area. Best of all, these fully planned routes don’t cost anything!

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+ Entertainment

Stay Tuned for Summer concert and movie dates.

entertainment
+ Winter Activities

Ontario’s Lake Country is home to many fun and exciting winter activities, some of these activities are free and easy to access if you have your own equipment. You can plan to visit the Simcoe County Forest Trails for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Visit the Copeland Forest for a walk through the snow covered canopy or check out one of the local rinks for skating. Have your own equipment for fishing, come and try out ice fishing along our waterways. We also have some fantastic snowmobile routes throughout the region connecting you to and extension of provincials trails taking you across Ontario. Come and experience winter in Ontario’s Lake Country.

girlssnow
+ Geocaching

Ontario’s Lake Country is filled with treasures (or caches). Download the free app, and navigate your way to these caches. Do all of this while exploring the beautiful surroundings of Ontario’s Lake Country.

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