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Ontario is a large district in Canada that is home to some of the largest cities in the nation as well as some truly beautiful natural landscapes. Many travelers come each year to Ontario in order to explore the bustling cities of Ottawa, the nation's capital city, and Toronto, one of the largest cities in Canada. Even if you would rather get away from the bustle of the big city, Ontario is a great vacation destination. With a large number of lakes and rivers, the district is one of the best places on Earth to go trout fishing. With both Lake Trout and Brook Speckled Trout available, anglers will love fishing in Ontario. Here are some of the top places to go trout fishing in Ontario as well as anticipated costs, accommodations and nearby attractions.
This small town in Ontario may not be a popular tourism destination, but it is a prime spot for trout fishing in the region. There are several lakes and rivers surrounding the small town which means that even with its notoriety for trout fishing no one place is ever too crowded. The best spot is along the shores of Lake Stoco, where both lake trout and muskellunge are abundant. The town of Tweed does have a few small hotels and motels in the area, but many people opt to stay in the nearby town of Belleville instead. In Belleville there are a few more options when it comes to budget accommodations as well as attractions. The most popular attractions in the area, aside from fishing, include hiking and making the hour long journey to Kingston for museums, shopping and historical landmarks.
This Canadian city is located in the Muskoka region of Ontario and is a prime destination for those interested in fishing. While much of the area is devoted to outdoor recreation, the Muskoka River is the ultimate place to try your hand at trout fishing in Bracebridge. Anglers can rent equipment from local fishing stores for as little at $5 per day, or you can bring your own equipment. Fishing from the shore or in a rented boat on the river itself are both great options. If you aren't having much luck on the Muskoka River, head to other nearby fishing spots like Lake Muskoka, Lake of Bays or Lake Joseph instead. There is plenty to do outside of fishing while in Bracebridge. Outdoor pursuits like hiking, cycling, admiring the many waterfalls in the region or even cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months are all options. Accommodations are abundant and include private Ontario villas as well as campsites, motels and upscale resorts with views of the waterfalls.
A view of the Muskoka River at Bainbridge,Ontario
Ideal for trout fishing and family fun!
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The city of Owen Sound is located in Grey County, Ontario. While it is known to most Canadians as a prime place to try salmon fishing, it is also a surprisingly great destination for trout fishing as well. The city is located just next to Georgian Bay, where fishing is ideal year round. This area is relatively sheltered from winds, making it less cold for fishermen who spend their days on the water. The water in the bay is created due to melting snow which means that the fish are clean and edible when caught. If you want to try out some holiday ideas apart from fishing, Owen Sound has a fascinating Billy Bishop Heritage Museum that covers World War II as well as aviation history and costs just $4 per person. The city has several accommodation options available from budget motels to upscale cabins located just steps from beautiful landmarks like Inglis Falls.
The river at Owen Sound, an ideal trout fishing spot.