Awenda Provincial Park

About 15km from Penetanguishene, this picturesque park boasts four sandy swimming beaches, 31km of easy walking trails, 17km of backcountry ski trails and more than 200 species of birds. Cottages and camping spots are available from May to October.

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1. Discovery Harbour

4.13 MILES

Recommended guided tours of this reconstructed British naval base lead visitors through 19 buildings and replicas of two 18th-century vessels, recounting…

2. Huronia Museum

8.43 MILES

Don't be fooled by the dated building or displays – this museum has an impressive collection of artifacts, many related to the region's maritime history…

3. Martyrs' Shrine

10.18 MILES

This monument to six Jesuit missionaries and two laypeople who met their gruesome demise during an Iroquois raid features garden walkways and the imposing…

4. Ste-Marie among the Hurons

10.22 MILES

Costumed staff members dote on visitors to this reconstructed 17th-century Jesuit mission, offering stories about hardship and torture with a cheerful…

5. Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

19.84 MILES

Halfway between Orillia and Midland, on Hwy 12 before it connects with Hwy 400, you'll find this charming riverside folk museum with its sweet collection…

6. Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

21.98 MILES

Wasaga has the distinct honor of being the longest freshwater beach in the world. It’s also the closest full-fledged beach resort to Toronto, attracting…

7. Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery

23.04 MILES

This family-run cranberry farm offers tours of its facilities, self-guided nature trails, and even cranberry wine tastings. Stop by in late September for…

8. Collingwood Museum

25.29 MILES

Located in the lobby of Collingwood's 1873 train station – and sharing the space with the South Georgian Bay Visitor Centre – this small museum highlights…