A Breath of Fresh Air is conveniently located at Couchiching Beach Park for all of your paddling rental needs. Located in Orillia Ontario, A Breath of Fresh Air provides kayak and SUP rentals to those wishing to enjoy the waters and beautiful scenery of Lake Couchiching. Whether it be for a day of relaxing recreation, a family outing, or a day of fishing, come out and enjoy the great outdoors in Ontario’s Lake Country. Visit Couchiching Beach Park between the main beach and the Port of Orillia you will find A Breath of Fresh Air’s kiosk right in the park, there is lots of free parking and great hourly rates available. You can also access the park through the paved bike trails in Orillia. For those who enjoy the outdoor winter experience A Breath of Fresh Air also provides fish hut rentals on Lake Couchiching, which is a subsidiary of Lake Simcoe.
Follow Waterview Trail and learn how Bass Lake park, a farm for more than 100 years, was transformed to a recreational area. Just west of Orillia – close to historic Huronia – it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing and boating. Its fields and trails are good for skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Bass Lake offers canoe, kayak, paddle boats and stand up paddle board rentals.
Beautiful, natural setting off of Simcoe County Road 169 near Washago. The park boasts island campsites and cabins along with 15, 20 and 30 amp serviced sites. Over 100 sites available including all-season YURTS and TIPI camping for 2018! Reservations…selection of authentic native goods and tobacco, café and confection. New indigenous cultural experiences coming in 2018. Open Victoria Day weekend 2018. Go on-line at www.blackriverwildernesspark.ca or call 705-689-2502 for reservations.
Carthew Bay Store and Snack Bar offers all the conveniences of a variety store and more. Stop by and enjoy the scenery of Oro-Medonte and Lake Simcoe as this is a great place for coffee and lunch. Newly renovated interior and friendly staff contributes to the popularity of this growing business. NEW – Scoops on the Bay! Stop in while on biking on the “Rail Trail”, or while exploring the area and enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream! Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
Kayak-ity-Yak has Sales & Rentals, Guided Tours, Lessons & Certifications all in a convenient and easy location to access on Atherley Road in Orillia. There is also a rental kiosk right in Tudhope Park, Orillia, by Moose beach! Available seasonally and easily accessible from the bike path or lots of free parking. Plan a day at the park to include paddling around Lake Couchiching & Lake Simcoe, visit the beach & splash pad and enjoy a waterfront picnic. Call ahead to book tours and lessons. Full fleet of various types of kayak and accessories available in store with knowledgeable staff. For more information on paddling routes available visit. www.PaddleLakeCountry.com
This small peninsula on Lake Simcoe is an ideal summer playground for swimming, boating and fishing. A drumlin on the south side is topped with hardwood forest and drains into swamp and wetlands. Explore the Water’s Edge Trail and discover yellow-throat vireos and rattlesnake fern. Book your campsite early to ensure a spot, or come for a day visit and enjoy the park.
Located at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park, this beach is a haven for families who love to swim, and boasts an accessible playground, large splash pad, and new change room/washroom facility. Kayak, and Stand-up paddle board rentals are available at the beach provided by Kayak-ity-yak.
Great fun for the whole family, from fishing to exploring, canoeing to paddle boarding. There is always something to do at the Narrows. Cruise along Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching regions, visit our local islands and the historical Weirs! Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board Rentals avaialble.
The Orillia Rowing Club offers rowing activities for all levels, from Learn to Row to Recreation and Touring to Athletic Training and Competition. We’re a community-based club located on Lake Couchiching in Orillia’s Tudhope Park – right by the Millennium Trail.
Sunrise Yoga Studio is located in the heart of Cottage Country, on beautiful Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The peaceful setting offers a quiet environment ideal for yoga practice and meditation. Throughout the warmer Canadian months, classes are held outdoors by the water for a truly zen experience with nature. Now offering a variety of weekly Stand Up Paddle (SUP) classes on Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe. Book your private group SUP event and get on board this summer. We bring the boards right to your cottage!
Swift Georgian Bay is Ontario’s premier kayak & canoe shop. Situated at the entrance to Georgian Bay, this Swift outlet offers full outfitting, sales, rentals and all the gear you need to get out paddling including kayaks, canoes, and SUP. There is on site test paddling, as well as classes, group rates, lessons and various opportunities available. If you are just learning to paddle Swift is a great place to start. The Swift can provide you with guidance on where to go paddling in and around Ontario’s Lake Country. They are located right on Matchedash Bay which is connected to Georgian Bay and the Coldwater River which give plenty of opportunity for paddling right outside their store. For more information on paddling routes in the area visit www.PaddleLakeCountry.com
Another gem within the Township of Severn is located on the shores of Lake Couchiching and the gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway. The Township of Severn welcomes you to 21 acres of public parkland in Washago to enjoy a peaceful picnic, leisurely swim, or just relax and watch the world go by! Playground, outdoor fitness equipment, pavilion, ball diamond and dog park are just some of the amenities located in the park. Boat launching is also available at the Municipal Dock located at the end of Quetton Street! Bring along your canoe, kayak or SUP and tour the North end of Lake Couchiching and plan a visit to the village of Washago.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Wye Marsh is approximately 30 minutes from Orillia. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyeMarshTV
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