Mini Getaway to South Lake Simcoe

Only 60 to 90 minutes north of Toronto, you can escape the busy city with four seasons of activities and attractions on the south shore of Lake Simcoe and Cooks Bay, York Region.

In the township of Georgina, there are 52 kilometres of Lake Simcoe shoreline featuring numerous clean, sandy, beautiful beaches. Cooks Bay has consistent winds year round and attracts windsurfers and kiters in all four seasons to play on the water and the ice. Other popular activities are year round fishing and 3 season boating, as Lake Simcoe is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. In the winter there are also places to enjoy tubing, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

The first route takes you from Toronto to Georgina Township, passing through Keswick, Jackson Point and Sutton. Along the way you can explore the outdoors, shops, attractions, places to eat, and end your days at one of many accommodations available.

If you want to venture north to Lagoon City you can take the second route along parts of Lake Simcoe’s eastern shores, passing through Brock Township, in Durham Region. On your way back you can add a few other activities along the way, including visiting Cannington, Ontario where Canadian author Timothy Findley lived and wrote. See Ontario’s Literary Legacy.

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