The beautiful Northern Lights are only one aspect of the beautiful Ontario outdoors world you can explore when you get to one of Canada's larger provinces and the seat of the Canadian government, culture, and food! The wilderness, scenery and wildlife of Ontario is a huge reason why people come again and again to the mid-eastern province. What kind of outdoors, recreational activities in Ontario can you enjoy?
It's spring! The leaves are out, the snow is gone, and the animals have babies all over Ontario. What could you be doing to ring in a new cycle of life?
The Ontario lakes provide a gorgeous backdrop for memorable camping trips. There are hundreds of camping sites situated in dozens and dozens of Ontario parks alongside dozens of lakes. Camping in Ontario will let you experience lakeside fishing, woodland animal life, and the beauty of clear crisp night skies and dramatic sunrises. The best time of year is spring or fall (when there aren't so many black flies!), but summer is of course popular too since you can go swimming, hiking, and nature walks with ease.
Thousands of lakes means thousands of places to go fishing. Check out Ontario trout lake sites all over the province. Get up bright and early in the morning, set sail in an idyllic lake, catch your fish, eat it up and watch the sun set over the waters.
Summer Fun! It's summer and time to hit the beach!
Ontario deserves a special mention here. Where is Lake Ontario and why should you care? Lake Ontario is right in the middle of southern Ontario; sites such as Toronto and Niagara-on-the-lake (wineries galore here!) lie right on the edge. Lake Ontario is a great beach to go fishing, swimming, diving, boating or just plain old tanning under the hot Ontario sun.
The autumn days are warm and bursting with color and the nights are crisp and clear. It's the perfect time to sip some unique and delicious wine and go for tours in the orchards.
Eat and Drink
Tour one of dozens of wineries in Ontario wine country and sip a glass of red, white or rare ice wine at a local bed and breakfast. But if the harvest of vine isn't interesting to you, check out apple orchards and farmer's markets all over the province. Try local food, eat a fresh apple (you can almost taste that crisp fruit and juice, can't you?) and round it off with a lakeside camping trip and a good fire, surrounded by an explosion of autumn colors.
Ontario may get wicked cold in the winter, but that just means more time to hit the snow and the ice!
Dog sledding is huge in Ontario. There are entire resorts based around the idea of going for a dog run, dog sledding and generally enjoying a combination of well trained and loveable animals and the cold, clear skies and blue snow shadows. Couples resorts, family resorts and singles resorts for a range of experience levels are all available with this recreational activity in Ontario.
There are tons of skiing opportunities in Ontario for beginners, Alpine and Nordic skiing. Check out numerous resorts such as Alpine in Blue Mountain, Caledon Ski Club in Caledon Ontario, or Chicopee in Kichener. Skiing is made even more dramatic in the stark beauty of Ontario overlooking one or two of the many lakes or rivers of Ontario.
So, whatever you enjoy doing in the Ontario outdoors, you can find it! A host of recreational activities and great family time waits in Ontario!