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Visiting Ontario for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Fishing and Hiking to Skiing & Biking

Ontario – the most populous province in Canada – serves up several options for the ideal getaway. Home to the capital city of Ottawa, and the lively metropolis of Toronto, Ontario knows a thing or two about entertaining.

When visiting Ontario, why not take some time to relax? Try an afternoon of golf in Toronto, host to more than 200 courses, and spend your getaway on the green.

Want a romantic escape? Niagara on the Lake is home to several scenic wineries open to visitors. Attend wine festivals, take in a sunset, and try the fairways during your trip to southern Ontario.

In Ontario, your family can take to over 400,000 lakes and rivers by canoe or kayak, hit the biking and hiking trails, or break out the skis and snowboards.

Try anything as strenuous as rock climbing to as laid back as angling and fly-fishing in northern Ontario.

Northern Ontario Winter Fun

Snowmobiling Trails in the Area

Find a wealth of outdoor beauty in northern Ontario when you get out and explore on your snowmobile. There are a number of exciting trails reaching as far as Kenora – you'll want to keep your snowmobile gassed and ready as there are nearly 35,000 kilometers of trails.

A visit to Thunder Bay will yield quick and easy access to the Thunder Bay Adventure Trails – nearly 55 kilometers or pristine and scenic snowmobiling trails.

As you cruise along the Thunder Bay Adventure Trails, you'll find yourself within the Matawin River Provincial Nature Reserve, offering stunning views of the northern Ontario landscape.

Further north you'll find Sioux Lookout. Head for the Hudson Loop, operated by the Ojibway Power Tobaggan Club, and just south of downtown Sioux Lookout. Hudson Loop features 38 kilometers of ride-able snowmobile trail, guiding you along Minnitaki Lake, through the Ojibway Provincial Park, and back around to Mud Lake and Lily Lake.

In Kenora you'll find a wide range of trails, all well-groomed and maintained by local volunteers and snowmobile clubs like the Sunset Trail Riders. Head out and try the Kenora to Falcon Lake Trail, or the Portage McKenzie Trail.

On your next fall or winter trek into northern Ontario, you're sure to find plenty of open and well maintained snowmobile trails. With an array of charming and pleasant nearby accommodations, you'll make a long list of memories in no time.

Conestogo River Horseback Adventures

Offering year round trail rides, Conestogo River Horseback Adventures can be found near Kitchener in southern Ontario. The variety of trail rides include 45 minutes, one hour, two hour and four hour rides.

Sleigh and wagon rides are a fun way to enjoy horse rides, without having to steer the horses and are perfect for groups. Horseback riding lessons are a great way to learn about riding and horsemanship.

Kids love the week-long summer camps. They learn how to care for horses, do stable activities, receive English and Western horseback riding lessons, play games and make crafts. The staff specializes in personal attention and encourages confidence and self-esteem in the children. What a fun way to spend the summer!

Niagara Riding Stables

Recreational enthusiasts have a wonderful variety of options to choose from to see the beautiful, wooded area of the southern Ontario Niagara region. A wonderful viewpoint of the area is from the back of a horse, from Niagara Riding Stables. Your horseback experience allows you to travel slowly along the Niagara Escarpment, while taking in all of the beauty of the peaceful surroundings.

Schedule approximately fifty minutes for a guided trail ride and be sure to bring your camera, to capture the Canadian wildlife you spy along the trail. Relax and enjoy the calm ride, as the horse saunters down the path. After a fun day on the horse, make a full day of it while exploring the rest of Niagara On The Lake.

Sauble Beach

As you make plans to visit southern Ontario and the Niagara Falls region, enjoy some fun under the sun at Sauble Beach. A popular summer destination, Sauble Beach is minutes from Owen Sound and is found off of Southampton Parkway and Main Street.

Once voted Ontario's "Best Freshwater Beach," Sauble Beach is found within the community of Sauble Beach – it's a beach and a place to live. You'll many of the beach staples at Sauble Beach – surfing, swimming, tanning, and beach volleyball. In early August, check out the Sandfest, and Lobster n' Laughs.