Start Planning Your Summer Getaway to Lake Country

Start Planning Your Summer Getaway to Lake Country

Sunny skies are finally here and you won’t want to miss one second of it! Orillia & Lake Country is your summer destination, just 90 minutes north of the GTA where memorable experiences are waiting for you. There is so much to do, but we’ve got a head start on what’s on the menu in Orillia & Lake Country this summer. So, grab your sunnies and sunscreen and let’s dive in!

Outdoor Adventures

Treetop Trekking Barrie is situated in a sheltered grove amongst the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte, immerse yourself in the canopied trees as you climb through the courses. A perfect balance of adventure and serenity as you traverse courses of varying difficulty and heights, allowing for moments to take in the natural beauty around you.  Located at Horseshoe Resort, you can go for the day or extend your stay and enjoy all that the resort has to offer.



Festivals, Concerts and Theatre – oh my!

Live events make a welcome return with big names, big shows and lots more surprises to come. See what’s on now and what to plan for this summer!

The historic Orillia Opera House has a full roster of spring and summer shows to get out and enjoy! No matter the weather outside, there is a lively performance ready to welcome you in the Lightfoot Auditorium. Enjoy live music, comedy and dance from local and global talents. The Orillia Opera House shines with live theatre. From professional to community theatre, the quality of performance on the Opera House stage will leave you talking long after the curtains close. The big hit is the return of the OOH’s Professional Live Theatre Summer Series. Escape into a world of laughter with three shows with multi-week runs through the summer season. Featuring Norm Foster’s The Long Weekend, followed by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing, and closing out the season is another of Norm Foster’s newest hits, Those Movies. Make it a summer of theatre and book a flex pac with tickets to all three shows for $90!

Casino Rama Resort’s Entertainment Centre will be featuring an all-star lineup this summer with Burton Cummings & His Band, Donny Osmond, the Michael Jackson History Show, and The Music of ABBA. These are just a few of the big names coming to Casino Rama Resort, check out the full line up and get your tickets! After the show, stick around to try out your luck on the gaming floor, relax in a luxurious suite, taste test your way through the unique restaurants, and get pampered at the Balance in Life Spa. Book Your Stay.

The Mariposa Folk Festival is BACK and bigger than ever! Returning to Orillia’s Tudhope Park July 5th to 7th, this three day festival brings talent from around the world to the shores of Lake Couchiching. For six decades Mariposa has been presenting world class creators and performers of folk, roots, blues, gospel, acoustic and world music traditions in a beautiful, family-friendly setting. This year’s line up includes the likes of Noah Cyrus, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bahamas, Band of Horses, William Prince, Bruce Cockburn, and many, many more! Tickets are on sale now.

Extend Your Stay: After a day out at a festival or live show, rest easy at one of Orillia’s hotels, conveniently located throughout the City near restaurants, boutique shops, and amenities. See the full list of Orillia’s accommodations



All Inclusive Getaways

Orillia & Lake Country is home to many luxury resorts that are perfect for the family vacation or a romantic getaway. With seasonal specials and packages, enjoy a relaxing stay with loads of fun and recreation for everyone.

In Port Stanton, along the shores of Sparrow Lake, Bayview Wildwood Resort has been a family destination for generations. Summer Packages to look forward to include Victoria Day Weekend, 5 or 7 Night Summer Getaway, and most exciting, a Tall Pines Music Festival package! Book Your Stay

Adventure lives at Horseshoe Resort! Located in Oro-Medonte, find your thrill at this four season adventure resort. Featuring a 12-hole golf course, downhill mountain biking, Treetop Trekking, mini putt, Yamaha adventures, groomed hiking trails, two restaurants, a spa, and more! Packages include Spa Your Way, Vetta Spa & Stay, Trek & Stay, Hot Spot, and Stay Longer & Save. Book Your Stay

Over in Port Severn, Rawley Resort invites visitors to experience the best in relaxation. Retreat to nature, unwind with a spa treatment, indulge in culinary delights, all along the riverside of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Rawley offers a series of Bespoke Experiences for a chance to disconnect from the every day. Packages include Dine & Stay, Breakfast With Us, Spa & Stay, and Couples Retreat. Book Your Stay

One with Nature

The natural landscape of Orillia & Lake Country blossoms in the summertime. Our waterways become playgrounds for paddlers and boaters, canopied forests are ready to be explored, and the land is rich with heritage. What better way to experience all that nature has to offer than with stories by a fire and camping under the stars.

Black River Wilderness Park is a family campground that is run and operated by the Chippewas of Rama First Nation along the beautiful Black River which twists and bends throughout the park. With 180 acres of wilderness to surround you, explore the interpretive hiking trails, canoe or kayak down the river, discover Indigenous cultural programming, stock up at the trading post and more. Tent camping, rustic cabins, heated yurts and RV sites are all available. The park opens May 17th. Book Your Stay

Orillia & Lake Country is home to three Ontario Provincial Parks, each with their own natural landscape to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still being close to the Orillia area. Bass Lake Provincial Park may only be 10 minutes outside of Orillia, but feels like a full escape to the lapping shores of Bass Lake. Mara Provincial Park and McRae Point Provincial Park are both situated on the shoreline of Lake Simcoe in Ramara and within a 15 minute drive to Casino Rama. Mara has a beach to enjoy the waters of Lake Simcoe with the family. McRae Point has a boat launch and has pull-through campsites for larger equipment.

RV camping is available at Heidi’s Campground, family owned and operated since 1983 in Oro-Medonte. Overnight and seasonal camping available with lots of activities for the family as your home away from home. RV Trailers available for purchase at Heidi’s Superstore. Reservations are now open! Book Your Stay

Indulge your love of nature with an eco-retreat at Glen Oro Farm Luxury Camping. Stay in one of the farm’s Explorer’s Tents or Stargazer Domes where relaxation and sustainability are top of mind. Horseback riding is available for trail rides through canopied forests and beautiful look outs. Treat your tastebuds to a private chef fireside dining experience where the food is prepared before your eyes for a getaway to remember. Book Your Stay

This is just the beginning of what is sure to be an exciting spring and summer season in Orillia & Lake Country! Follow us @OrilliaLakeCountry for more updates and where to find your next adventure.

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