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Pick up your Cycle Simcoe map for routes and trails along picturesque back roads, rail trails and waterfronts. Outdoor bike repair stations are dotted throughout the county for easy fixes while on the road. Both Horseshoe Resort and Hardwood Ski & Bike have dedicated mountain biking trails, with bike and helmet rentals available.  If exploring by foot is more your thing, try the minimum impact Ganaraska Trail, which meets up with the Bruce Trail’s Mad River Side Trail at Glen Huron.


  • Step waaaay back in time at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland, a recreation of a mid-1600s French Jesuit Mission and Ontario’s first European Community.

  • Try a traditional family resort vacation — Fern Resort and Bayview Wildwood Resort are just two of great resort options in Simcoe County.

  • Take a step back in time at the Simcoe County Museum. Visit the galleries and explore the ten heritage buildings on the Museum grounds.

  • What better way to sample five local brews than the Beer Around the Bay tour?  Hint:  Book your tour with the Beer Bus and leave the driving to them.

  • Drop a line in legendary Lake Simcoe, one of several rivers or in an inland lake.  Whichever you choose, the fishin’ will be fine.

Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Beautiful Ontario's Lake Country


Beautiful Ontario's Lake Country, just one hour north of the GTA, is home to Orillia and area's four season playground. Outdoor is big here with downhill skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, winter carnivals and good old-fashioned fun!  Explore the shoreline of Lake Couchiching, shop and dine in Orillia's pretty downtown, visit a gallery, take in a show and stay overnight at a resort, inn or motel. Come and explore the winter wonderland of Ontario's Lake Country!

The Heart of Georgian Bay


Winter is fun in the Heart of Georgian Bay! This picturesque area is comprised of the communities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny in northern Simcoe County. Its rich heritage and history is set off by its natural beauty, with plenty of outdoor activities, winter festivals and cultural attractions to make this a wonderful winter destination. Pack up the family, all your gear and head up here for a day or weekend of frosty fun.  Embrace the joys of winter in The Heart of Georgian Bay!