Weekend Road Trips
The sun is out and the Victoria Day Weekend is just around the corner. If you’re still looking for something to do, then check out our weekend road trips for some inspiration! Let us know if you have enjoyed any of these locations or if you have some ideas you’d like us to share.
Awenda Provincial Park
Awenda Provincial Park remains a hidden gem among Ontario’s provincial parks. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, the park features six campgrounds and five beaches including one that is pet-friendly, with numerous cycling, hiking and walking trails. Be sure to check out the ancient dune system — estimated to be 11,500 years old!
Scenic Caves – Collingwood
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood offers everything from exploring natural caves and zip lining to hiking and tree-top walking. It also boasts Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge at 420ft. On clear days, the bridge offers visitors a 10,000 square km view of Georgian Bay and the surrounding countryside. Hold tight if you are afraid of heights!
Discovery Harbour – Penetanguishene
Discovery Harbour is one of Ontario’s least known historic sites. The actual geography of the site is unparalleled situated on a narrow steep sided bay opening out onto Georgian Bay. Come for the history, the tall ships, theatre and such in the summer.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
So much to see and do at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre…. Feeding the chickadees by hand truly is an activity for all ages. Even staff/volunteers that have been with the marsh for many years still find the experience to be a heartwarmingly fun one!
Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada
The shuttle is about 10 minute ride to Beausoleil Island. Take a picnic and your bathing suit. They also have camping spots or cabins you can book in advance. Several walking trails take you into the bush and into history of the region. A great day trip!
A little piece of live Canadian history here. Watching the locks work, just like they did 100 years ago– it’s pretty cool! Boaters have done this route for many year and it never gets old . Watching the boats go up and down from land side is just as exciting!