Find your Rural Escape in Severn
Just 90 minutes North of the GTA, Orillia & Lake Country is a perfect fall destination. Severn’s transformative landscape runs from the winding rivers of the Trent-Severn Waterway with Muskoka views, to expansive farm country, to quaint small-towns and connecting to Lake Couchiching and Orillia. It is the perfect place for a rural autumn escape with a variety of experiences.
Bayview Wildwood Resort has been home to many return guests spanning multiple generations. This family resort sits on the shores of Sparrow Lake with rentable cabins, resort activities, lakeside dining and more.BOOK NOW
Rawley Resort, Spa & Marina offers peak relaxation off of Matchedash Bay near Port Severn. With an on-site spa, marina and fine dining, it’s a perfect couples or solo retreat.BOOK NOW
Sight-seeing and Recreation
There are so many ways to get outside and take in fall colours and striking landscapes throughout the region.
Hike or bike the many excellent trails available throughout the region. Walk the loop at Grant’s Woods through mixed forests of tall pines and maples or bike along the Uhthoff Trail through scenic pastoral and forested landscapes. Cycle the Coldwater Course Trail and pass through the quaint Village of Coldwater.DISCOVER TRAILS
Severn Township’s waterways provide many excellent paddling opportunities including the Coldwater River Voyage that starts in the historic town of Coldwater and leads you down the meandering Coldwater and North rivers. To experience the windswept pines and rocky outcroppings of Georgian Bay, we recommend the Matchedash to Georgian Bay Route.DISCOVER PADDLING ROUTES
On the Road
Get ready to experience a drive full of beautiful, vibrant colour from the Village of Coldwater, along the Trent-Severn Waterway, through expansive farmland and canopied backroads. Find points of interest and dining along the way.SEVERN FALL TOUR MAP
Get on your bike and discover the hidden gems of Orillia & Lake Country. The Chute Loop takes you along the Trent-Severn Waterway, Lake Simcoe, Orillia and historic and cultural gems along the way. The Saints & Sinners Loop stops at craft breweries and wineries.MOTORCYCLE ROUTES
Cycle through Severn with on-road routes like the self-guided Coldwater Course or Upper Big Chute Loop. Sign up for a multi-day cycling adventure with Humdinger Bicycle Tours for a fully planned experience.CYCLING ROUTES
Quaint Small Towns
Coldwater Village is a place set outside of time with its small town charm and historic roots in Severn. Sitting alongside the Coldwater River to Matchedash Bay, the village is more than just a great place to stop en route by paddle, bike or drive, it is a destination filled with personality and soon-to-be memories.DISCOVER COLDWATER
Washago, a hamlet at the north end of Lake Couchiching, invites you to soak up the sun, go camping, take a dip in the lake, or walk down the main street as part of the village family.DISCOVER WASHAGO