Simcoe County communities have joined together to create an exciting historical experience this weekend (June 7-8). Travel Ontario to see the cultural heritage of one of Canada's earliest European settlements.....all for free!
Historic Ontario Towns and Lakeside Villages
Ontario travel to the towns of Elmvale, Hillsdale, Midland, Minesing, Penetanguishene, Victoria Harbour, Waubashene, and Waverly. Doors Open Huronia 2014 is a celebration of the area’s local history and heritage, offering access to historically significant sites that may not usually be open to the public. Huronia is one of Canada's early settlements with Samuel de Champlain's arrival in the early 1600's. Discover hidden historically significant places this weekend in Simcoe County-Georgian Bay communities featured as part of Doors Open Huronia and all for free!
Ontario Road Trip
Consider a weekend Midland-Penetang road trip via Highway 93 from Barrie or Highway 400 to Hwy 93. After visiting Penetang work your way east on Highway 12 to Victoria Harbour and Highway 400.
Enjoy the displays, special activities, artisan and community markets and local site tours. Explore the former homes of the area’s prominent residents, learn about sacred spaces by visiting various churches, or visit the replica 1812 British gunboat at the Penetanguishene Town Dock. Discover Fort Willow, a transport route supply post for the Battle of Georgian Bay.
Enjoy featured weekend area accommodation in the Georgian Bay-Huronia area. For families wanting full service, stay at the Best Western Plus Highland Inn and Conference Centre; for romantics stay at Little Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast or Midland Inn and Suites.
For a family cottage experience try,
Tranquility On Georgian Bay Executive Cottage Rental (Tiny) or Beachview Cottage (Tiny -Wahnekewening Beach)