Time to fall in love with Ontario’s Lake Country
Written by Kim Goggins
With its rolling hills and roads canopied with brilliant oranges, vivid yellows and blazing reds, there are few sights as spectacular as Ontario’s Lake Country in autumn. Known for its striking backdrops, and within an hour-and-a-half drive of the Greater Toronto Area, thousands flock to this area – especially in the fall.
Art studios, clothing boutiques and gift shops, not to mention mouthwatering food at unique eateries, are all part of the experience when you stop in at any of the quaint communities throughout Ontario’s Lake Country, but in the fall, there are more reasons than ever to stay for several days to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and amazing adventures.
Water enthusiasts can indulge in a tranquil paddle along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, or revel in the breathtaking foliage on a relaxing boat cruise from the Port of Orillia. There are so many ways to slow down and relish the season, including sensational spas at world-class resorts that also offer seasonal stay packages.
Walk your way to calm through the majesty of the trail systems at Copeland Forest or Grant’s Woods Forest where a set of binoculars will bring nature you won’t see in the city just a little bit closer.Adrenaline junkies need to try the challenging mountain biking trails that wind through the forest at Hardwood Ski and Bike or the exhilarating Treetop Trekking and the 2,000-foot Mega Zip at Horseshoe Resort.
Or, take to the skies to see the kaleidoscope of colours as a passenger with Lake Country Airways tours. It’s a unique way to enjoy expansive views and make your trip to Ontario’s Lake Country all that more memorable.
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