Explore the waterways of beautiful Simcoe County
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Warm weather fun starts in stunning Simcoe County! Its natural assets are a perfect fit with your favourite outdoor activities. Cycle, hike, swim, sun, tour, golf, fish, boat and take time out of your busy schedule to kick back and relax. The list of awesome things to do is endless — festivals, boat tours, history to explore and experience, guided mountain bike tours, farmers’ markets, live concerts and much much more! Cycling — road, trail and recreational — is big in Simcoe! 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.
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.
This former naval base, dating back to the early 1800s, is home to two replica ships, H.M.S. Bee and the H.M.S. Tecumseth. Kids of all ages can try their hand at sailor’s rope work, boat repair, 19th century cooking and more. Tour the numerous buildings where military personnel lived and worked. Visit the H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre featuring the original 1815 hull of the H.M.S. Tecumseth. Cool feature: Ghost Tours are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays during July and August.
Simcoe County has cycling routes for all ages and all skill levels. Routes are conveniently mapped out and include the Heart of Georgian Bay, Ontario’s Lake Country and South Georgian Bay. Ontario By Bike makes it easy to find cycle-friendly accommodations, restaurants and businesses. Make it an extended cycling tour with a package from Cycle and Stay Simcoe County Bed & Breakfasts, and leave the route planning and luggage transportation in their capable hands.