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Ontario travel ideas: Last minute cottage and resort trips north of Toronto

Cottage country offers beautiflu lakeside experiences
Cottage country offers beautiflu lakeside experiences

Today's Globe and Mail featured a story Six Ways to salvage summer. One of the best ways is to "feel the wind in your hair" with a road trip north of Toronto into Ontario's cottage country. The second and probably the most popular is "Float in a body of water" on one of the fresh water lakes throughout cottage and resort country. Ontario's resort and cottage country is closer than you think?

Where is Cottage Country?

Ontario's cottage country boundaries start with a short drive outside of Toronto and offers choice at public beaches or private resort beaches. The more adventurous may want to try travel to an Ontario camping destiantion with a beach. One of the closest resort destinations to Toronto is Lake Simcoe with opportunities for a luxury resort experience at the Briars Resort with a special package getaway for adults.. This weekend (Innisfil close to Barrie on Lake Simcoe) offers the first of several Splash Festivals for families on Sat. July 26.

Featured Weekend Event July 25-July 27

Ontario's north country is rich with water festivals and outdoor events depicting history. Algonquin Park features Loggers Day on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for this highly entertaining and educational day when the Algonquin Logging Museum comes to life. A variety of cottage, resort and camping options area availble.

Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay features Family Discovery Day featuring children’s activities, toy ships, games, and pirate hats in the on-site Children’s centre, “creepy crawlies”, quill pen writing, pioneer baking, musical entertainment, and more

Find dozens of summer events north of Toronto for a fun and adventurous time in Ontario.

Ontario Resort and Cottage Country Destinations

Ontario's resort country expands as one heads north, northeast and northwest of the GTA. Within a two to four hour drive resort towns and destinations from Lake Huron Georgian Bay to Lake Nipissing and the Algonquin Park area and the Ottawa Valley are accessible. Most visitors on a summer road trip will want to book cottage and resort accommodation ahead and plan to experience summer fun activities. See family resort getaways at resorts, cottages and lodges. Couples can plan a romantic getaway at a cottage, lodge, country inn or resort-hotel.

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