Reconnect with family and friends and unwind at Fern Resort, Ontario’s all-inclusive vacation destination. Nestled on the shores of Lake Couchiching, Fern Resort has been hosting guests for 124 years – we promise you’ll want to come back, year after year. Whether it’s skating on our 1.5 km trail, or water skiing for the very first time, we know how to keep everyone entertained year-round with loads of fun activities. Our comfortable lakeside accommodation is a mix of rooms, suites and cottages, each with its own fireplace. Our dining room is renowned for its delicious meals from hearty country breakfasts to mouth-watering, 4-course dinners. In the warmer months, guests are encouraged to borrow canoes, kayaks or paddle-boards and explore our bay or hop on one of our bikes and take a tour of our 6 km trail system. In the winter we have skates, skis and snowshoes available for anyone who would like to get out and play in our winter wonderland. Our all-inclusive getaway packages bring together comfortable accommodation, three delicious meals per day, hours of fun activities, great entertainment and loads of time to kick back and relax. We even have a Kids’ Club for our youngest guests. […]
We are thrilled to have R Cottage – a new homespun, rustic eatery located in the heart of downtown Washago, Ontario, bordering the beautiful region of Muskoka. Centrally located at 3385 Muskoka Street, we are a short scenic drive from Casino Rama, and within both walking and biking distance from the tranquil shores of Lake Couchiching. R Cottage owners, Ian and Sarah Thompson , dreamed of one day having a cottage where they could socialize and feed their friends and family delicious, fresh and hearty fare. That dream is now a reality with the opening of R Cottage! From the moment you step inside, the welcoming atmosphere will instantly make you feel like you’re part of the extended Thompson clan and a long time friend dropping in for a visit.
Orillia’s favourite lakeside restaurant where you can enjoy sandwiches, panninis, salads, soups, quiche and more! The Leacock Cafe is open seasonally right next to the Leacock Museum in Orillia along the Lightfoot Trail overlooking Brewery Bay on Lake Couchiching.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Wye Marsh is approximately 30 minutes from Orillia. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyeMarshTV
In the very heart of Orillia sits a fairy-tale building, and inside that building, legends are born. Since 1895, the city has dreamed, laughed, wept and fought inside the Orillia Opera House. Many of the city’s defining moments have taken place under its landmark twin spires. The 700 seat auditorium was a movie house from the 20’s until the late 50’s. It was a favourite place on a Saturday for a kid to spend an afternoon for a quarter. Known for its fine acoustics has featured such artists as the Marx Brothers, Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, k.d. lang, Mickey Rooney, Dan Hill, Liona Boyd, Blue Rodeo, George Canyon, Paul Brandt, Ron James, Manteca, Lighthouse, The Stampeders and our own hometown boy, Gordon Lightfoot, which had the main auditorium named in his honour in 1997. As well as, many would-be greats such as school bands and local theatre groups. The Orillia Opera House is well known for their summer theatre programs. Make sure to check out the events listing on our website or visit the Opera House Website for information on these programs.
A beautiful, natural setting along the Black River near Washago. The park boasts island campsites and cabins along with 15, 20 and 30 amp serviced sites. Over 100 sites available including YURTS and TIPI camping! A selection of authentic native goods and tobacco, café and confection. For more visit www.blackriverwildernesspark.ca or call 705-689-2502 for reservations. Economy Tent Site No electricity No water hookup Located beside the beautiful Black River Basic Tent Site 15 amps of electricity Water hookup Located beside the beautiful Black River RV Camp Site 30 amps of electricity Water hookup Located beside the beautiful Black River Cabin Rentals One double size bed (bedding required) Two single bunks (bedding required) Fire pit (wood must be purchase onsite) outdoor picnic table Indoor table with 4 chairs Tipis Camp Site Electricity available Water hookup Located beside the beautiful Black River Yurt Camp Site 30 amps of electricity Water hookup Located beside the beautiful Black River
The Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church re-opened its doors to the public on August 19, 2016, after being closed for a few years, thanks to the support of hundreds across Canada and the USA. The Township of Oro-Medonte Council and Staff, friends of the church and descendants are very grateful and we wish to extend our deepest appreciation to everyone involved for making it possible! In partnership with the Simcoe County Museum the Church is open from Victoria Day Weekend until the last weekend in September with tours available on Saturday’s. The Church has a new mobile app! Now you can learn about the history of the Church even when it’s not open! Download the Muzeus app from the App Store or Google Play, scan the QR code and start your history lesson! Click on the ad to learn more. Like Us on Facebook to view photos, know about current tours at the Church and connect with descendants www.facebook.com/oroafricanchurch
Welcome to Davidson Estate Alpacas! Also known as the DEA. We are a newly founded farm with excellent quality Alpaca Cria and Alpaca fibre.
Locally Grown Flowers and Herbs: We offer a wide range of flowers, foliage and herbs grown right here on our farm in beautiful Oro-Medonte Township. Our Flower Farm is located in the beautiful Horseshoe Valley area with gorgeous views and easy accessibility from the surrounding cities and towns of Orillia, Barrie, Coldwater and Midland. Flowers are available for purchase daily in early spring right thru to Thanksgiving!
With 10 acres of flower fields, Bombshell Blooms is your ultimate summer day trip! Surround yourself with many different varieties of flowers, including sunflowers, for an experience that is unique to Bombshell Blooms. Bombshell Blooms offers a variety of activities! Buy a bucket, and fill it with your favourite flowers! Bring your lunch, and reserve one of our picnic tables – and so much more!
Unleash the adventurer inside at Treetop Trekking Barrie, and find out why they were voted Ontario’s Top Outdoor Attraction in 2017! Located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country at Horseshoe Resort, the park is only an hour’s drive north of Toronto and just minutes outside of Orillia & Barrie. Release your inner monkey and enjoy outdoor adventure for the entire family. Climb from tree to tree on a series of games like wooden bridges, balance logs, Tarzan swings and zip lines during a 3-hour zip line and aerial game trek for ages 9+, or on the smaller Discovery Course during a 1.5 hour visit for ages 5+. Short on time? Take an exhilarating ride on the 1000ft Big Zip, or take a leap of faith on the Adrenaline Jump free fall experience, both available for ages 9+. Treetop Trekking is the perfect activity for fun family outings, group adventures, school trips, or corporate team building. Open April through October annually. Reservations are required, and although booking well in advance is recommended, bookings can often be made for the same day if needed.
At Rushmount Equine Sports, trainers are committed to the development and creation of innovative horse sport products and services. It is their philosophy and ambition to jump into the future of Equine Sport, providing their customer with amazing and the highest level of satisfaction! Great service and knowledge is very important to the trainers and employees! Camps are designed to help you learn how to ride, jump, and more! And to also have fun with your horses and ponies. Many activities take place during the summer camps such as theme days!. Crafts, horse snack baking, games, exercises, trail rides and so much more will be available to try and enjoy throughout the camp!
Hardwood Ski and Bike is a full-service cross country ski and mountain bike center. The facility features award-winning trails for every age and every level of ability. Hardwood has over 100 km of adventurous one-way mountain bike trails along with a pump track, trails area and other fun features including a 9 hole disc golf course. In the winter Hardwood has 40 pristine km cross country ski trails and 14 km of snowshoe trails. In the winter Hardwood allows fatbiking (conditions permitting) 7 days a week. A limited number of fatbike rentals are available. Ski, snowshoe and bike rentals are available plus the retail shoppe and service shop can help you with your cross country or mountain biking needs. Facilities include a food truck, free parking, first-aid, and a west wing/day lodge. Hardwood offers ski/bike lessons and programs. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Cycling Friendly Ontario By Bike Certified
Swift Georgian Bay is Ontario’s premier kayak & canoe shop. Situated at the entrance to Georgian Bay, this Swift outlet offers full outfitting, sales, rentals and all the gear you need to get out paddling including kayaks, canoes, and SUP. There is on site test paddling, as well as classes, group rates, lessons and various opportunities available. If you are just learning to paddle Swift is a great place to start. The Swift can provide you with guidance on where to go paddling in and around Ontario’s Lake Country. They are located right on Matchedash Bay which is connected to Georgian Bay and the Coldwater River which give plenty of opportunity for paddling right outside their store. For more information on paddling routes in the area visit www.PaddleLakeCountry.com
Trail Rides Experience the beauty of our rich natural environment from the saddle, with a Boutique Trail Riding Experience here at Glen Oro Farm THE EXPERIENCE Your path will lead you from the stables into gently rolling fields of hay, from there it winds it’s way through a hole in the wall of trees and up into a forest of towering old oaks, maples, beech, pine, and cedar. As your path climbs through the forest keep your eyes peeled and wits about you – its not uncommon to see some of the wild residents of Glen Oro, such as deer, coyotes, rabbits, foxes, turkeys, and occasionally even the odd bear. Not to mention all of the smaller forest creatures! The sound of birdsong echoes through the trees, leading you up and up until you emerge into at an incredible vista. Our trail rides focus on creating a connection between you and your horse, emphasizing the incredible relationship between horse and rider as you move through the entire process of riding a horse – including the foundations of grooming, saddling, rider’s safety orientation, and grazing after your ride. We aim to leave our guests at Glen Oro with not only […]
Kayak-ity-Yak offers Sales & Rentals from their location on the west shore of Lake Couchiching, conveniently located along Hwy 11 north, just a few minutes north of Orillia. As the exclusive distributor for Winner Kayak in Canada, they maintain an extensive inventory of kayaks and accessories and are widely known in the area for their friendly knowledgeable staff. For more information on paddling routes available visit. www.PaddleLakeCountry.com Throughout July & August, rentals are available at Tudhope Park, Orillia from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting. Pricing is as follows: Single sit on top kayaks: $30 (2hrs) $50 (4hrs) $70 (Full day) Stand Up Paddle boards: $30 (2hrs) $50 (4hrs) $70 (Full day) Tandem Kayaks: $40 (2hrs) $60 (4hrs) $80 (Full day)
RD Farms offers multiple different activities from boarding to guided trail rides. By appointment customers have the opportunity of riding beautiful trails and seeing Coldwater like never before. The pony experiences that include lease and learning programs are a great opportunity to try something new and have a great time.
LEACOCK MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – For over fifty years the Leacock Museum has been welcoming visitors to the Old Brewery Bay on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This stately, 19-room summer home represents Stephen Leacock’s lifetime love affair with Orillia, a town he immortalized as the mythical Mariposa in his quintessential best-seller Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Included in the nearly 10- acre site are Leacock House, the Boathouse, and the museum archives and administration building. Don’t forget to stop by the Leacock Cafe and enjoy some amazing food and beverages, or stop through on the trails for some ice cream! The museum grounds feature gardens and trails such as the Orillia Millenium Trail or the Lightfoot Trail that travels throughout Orillia along the waterfront, through the property! These trails are ideal for a stroll, especially in their summer fullness or during fall colours. Enjoy the amazing waterfront, located on Lake Couchiching makes for some amazing views and a convenient spot to take a break from paddling and enjoy this local historic site! Open year round and available for rentals, meetings and special events.
Slow down and take a step back in time. Take a stroll through 3 historic shops that include Orillia’s most celebrated bake shop, a quaint cafe, a season’s shop and a boutique with well-known fashion accessories, handmade soaps, candles and more. This is a must-do stop while visiting the area. All available in Downtown Orillia with ample parking to access all 3 shops. Their cafe items are delicious, freshly made and beautiful! Take a picture, post it, tag them, and dig in! Come and check out the Market’s newly expanded Back Porch Café which has doubled the seating and includes many new menu items along with store favourites.
At Hewitts, we want your family to feel welcome. Come discover all the new fun things to do at the FUN farm! Summer Season is July 4, 2019 to September 29, 2019 Open every Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm (last admission at 4pm with the fun farm open for enjoyment until 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Excluding Holidays, the fun farm is CLOSED to the general public Tuesdays and Wednesdays $6.50 per person Thursday to Monday (tax included) Children under 24 months are always FREE Individual Season Pass – $30.00 (tax included) Season Pass – $113.00 (tax included) up to 6 family members/children under 24 months FREE For frequent visitors we recommend a Season Pass Valid from July 3 to September 29. Seasons passes include a coupon book of specials & discounts, includes admission to “A Very Hewitts Easter Event 2019” on Friday April 19 & 20, and “A Very Hewitts Christmas 2019” on December 8 & 9! Valid only for the 1st weekend of pumpkin season, September 29 & 30. Not valid in October NOTE: Debit and Cash Only Fall Season Starts Oct 2:Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm (last admission at 4pm with the fun farm open for enjoyment until 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Excluding Holidays, […]
Orillia’s Wine Experience has been helping people craft their own wine since 1998. This is a very exciting experience, that also allows you to save money! Everything you need is provided right here on the premises; all you need to do is add the yeast, wait a few weeks then bottle it, then enjoy your very own crafted wine! Previous customers have said their wine tastes very similar to those wines at traditional outlets! We guarantee it, If you are not absolutely pleased with the wine you make at Orillia’s Wine Experience, you can return it for a replacement! These wines have won numerous medals at the largest amateur wine making competition in North America. Owner Don Corrick is a master wine crafter who has made some of his own medal-winning products! Come enjoy your very own wine experience!
Sunrise Yoga Studio is located in the heart of Cottage Country, on beautiful Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The peaceful setting offers a quiet environment ideal for yoga practice and meditation. Throughout the warmer Canadian months, classes are held outdoors by the water for a truly zen experience with nature. Now offering a variety of weekly Stand Up Paddle (SUP) classes on Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe. Book your private group SUP event and get on board this summer. We bring the boards right to your cottage!
Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. “His Majesty’s Naval Establishment on Lake Huron”, (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built. In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers’ Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.
Hewitts have grown their own sweet corn since 1976, baked our own delicious Butter Tarts and Fruit Pies for nearly as long, and produced our own Maple Syrup since 1994. The amazing owners and products make this an amazing, must-see business! The Hewitts Family Farm is owned and operated by the Hewitt Family and they are committed to providing amazing baked goods, local quality products, and the freshest Ontario fruits and vegetables available anywhere! Market and stands include fresh Ontario seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads and baking, homemade jams and preserves, local Honey and Hewitts Maple Syrup. Now open 7 days of the week! We are open weekly! From Monday’s to Saturday’s 9-6 and Sunday 9-5 We can also be found at: The Orillia Farmers Market every Saturday starting May 3 2016 (located at ODAS Park off Fairgrounds Road) and at 2 locations in Barrie every day starting May 2 (see corn stand link for address of locations) July 2- September 21 – Summer Season at Fun Farm (CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS) September 22-October 31 – Pumpkin Season begins, closed TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. For more information visit hewittsfarmmarkets.com!
Horseshoe Resort is the place to go for outdoor attractions that are fun for the whole family, all year round! In the winter months, feel the rush with 28 ski runs, 304 feet of vertical rise, 5 lifts, Ontario’s longest beginner’s carpet and a new and improved Terrain Park. Horseshoe will deliver all the excitement you can handle! While you’re here, come and try cross country skiing. With 30kms of double track set machine groomed trails, we offer some of the best cross country skiing in Canada. If skiing isn’t your thing, strap on some snowshoes, jump on a fat bike or create everlasting memories on Ontario’s longest snow tubing hill. There are so many fun winter activities for everyone to enjoy. In the summer months, you can help your kids develop new skills and brave new heights through activities such as rock climbing, biking, obstacle courses, treetop trekking, mini putt, golf and so much more! Summer 2017 saw the addition of Lake Horseshoe, a man-made lake featuring a sandy beach with fun waterfront activities for the entire family. Lake Horseshoe also provides more water for snowmaking operations in the winter! Let Freestyle Ontario Water Ramp Camps take your skiing […]
Old growth forests are wooded areas that have been allowed to mature relatively undisturbed. Within Grant’s Woods many trees are up to 200 years old. You can find this 1.9km, rare wonder just outside Orillia, on Division Road between Fairgrounds Road and Uhthoff Line. Download Grant’s Woods Loop Trail Map PDF
Visit Orillia’s perfectly placed downtown just steps away from everything you need! Whether Downtown Orillia is your destination or just a pit stop, expect a wide variety of casual to fine dining restaurants plus dozens of specialty stores to explore! Within walking distance of the grocery and liquor stores, and steps from the waterfront. Downtown Orillia offers everything you want out of your all season getaway. Visit Downtown Orillia to experience everything from art to delicious food to year-round events, street festivals and even a weekly Farmers’ Market. For a list of Downtown Orillia Businesses Click HERE For a Map of Downtown Orillia Businesses Click HERE
Exhibits and hands-on educational programs featuring live reptiles, amphibians and fish of Canada, and from around the world. Nature trails and outdoor programs about ecology and conservation. Small gift shop. Group rates for schools, camps, scouts & guides, etc. Located just outside of Orillia in Oro-Medonte.
Relax in luxury! Inspired by the classic Muskoka lakeside cottage, you’ll enjoy the comfort and hospitality of our all-suite luxury hotel. Each of our Deluxe Suites is spacious and cozy with plush, comfortable bedding and your choice of double or king-sized beds. Also, every suite offers a full living area, flat screen television and additional seating. Book your stay with us and find out why Casino Rama is one of the most talked about Orillia Hotels.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit us at The Fifty Acre Garden on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, from late June through October! Due to the intensive nature of our work, farm visits are by appointment only. Thank you for your understanding.
Stop by the Oro Fairgrounds Thursdays this summer for this new and exciting market as a partnership between the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce and the Oro Agricultural Society. The market welcomes families to come and support shopping local as a community event that will bring people together.