There is a vast amount of beauty throughout Ontario, especially surrounding the quarter of a million lakes in the area. These lovely lakes offer a peaceful and serene environment and adventure outdoor activities throughout the year.
Local artists, Emily Carr, wrote about how wonderful it is to feel the grandness of Canada in a raw form. She creates vibrant landscape art of the vast wilderness of Canada.
Ontario happens to be the country’s most populous province. It was formed by glacial erosion that quarried a lot of the land that make up the province. This left the area with as many as 250,000 lakes, many far removed from the large cities that surround them. It is where many of the city dwellers come to escape.
Ontario is a place where people come in large numbers throughout the year, every season. Whether they are coming for adventure or to soak in the peacefulness of the area, it is clear that they appreciate what the lakes bring them. There are plenty of accommodations, such as lovely cottages and rustic cabins that make life at the lake, better!
If you travel to the mouth of Lake Ontario, you will come to St. Lawrence River, where you'll find 1,000 Islands. This is where over 1,800 islands hug the Canadian and U.S. borders. You can visit the islands from Rockport to S.t Lawrence and take in some of the most astonishing views of the season. The islands are ideal for any outdoor adventure or activity that you seek, on land or water. There is a lot more to the 1,000 Islands than just cruising around looking at the sights.
There are numerous outdoor activities that you can engage in at every intensity level, for people of all ages to enjoy. Many of the things that visitors seem to enjoy doing most at the lakes include boating, paddling, and swimming. Once on the island, they also enjoy cycling along the 1,000 Islands Parkway Trail. This is a 24-mile stretch of winding coves and bays. During the cooler months of the year, visitors take to hiking the conservation areas and take off on their snowmobile through the backcountry.
Less than two hours from Toronto is Prince Edward County, the ideal place to retreat on Lake Ontario. Prince Edward County is an extension of the eastern side of the lake near the beginning of the St. Lawrence River. This area is home to nearly 25,000 people and is welcoming to visitors too. Many visitors to the lakeside area enjoy the scenery of unspoiled splendor and beauty. They also enjoy artisanal food and craft beverages that make up this part of the world so special.
Sandbanks are the most notable attraction in this part of the backcountry. It connects three beaches and is considered the world’s largest freshwater sand bar and dunes. There are lots of hiking trails throughout the park with beautiful, clear waters perfect for dipping in and out of to cool yourself down. Offering the relief needed for visitors to explore further.