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Take a Road Trip Across Southern Ontario

5 minutes read Jul 08,2021
Take a Road Trip Across Southern Ontario

Though it's hard to pick favorites, Ontario is certainly among the finest and most beautiful Canadian provinces. With vast forests, major cities, and access to four of the Great Lakes, Ontario has it all. The best part? It's easy to see several of the best spots in a southern Ontario road trip.

One Ontario Road Trip – Three Great Lakes!

This itinerary will take you from Lake Erie to Niagara Falls, then onto Toronto and Lake Ontario, with a final destination along Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. It's the best way to see three Great Lakes during a single road trip. Buckle up and join us for the ride.

1. Sherkston Shores Beach Resort – Lake Erie

Begin your Ontario road trip on the shores of Lake Erie at Sun Retreats Sherkston Shores. This amazing outdoor destination features two and a half miles of sandy beachfront. During your stay, you'll have access to endless amenities, including:
  • Water park, splash pad, and three waterslides
  • Dedicated dog beach
  • 18-hole mini golf course
  • Indoor arcade
  • Pickleball, basketball, and tennis courts
  • Kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • And much more!
Along with the amenities, Sherkston Shores has amazing accommodations. Premium RV sites include full hookups, fire pits, and picnic tables for convenience. And along the lake, you'll find numerous cottages, including luxury rentals with waterfront views. If you're looking to experience Lake Erie, there's no better place than Sherkston Shores! Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

2. Niagara Falls – Niagara River

The next stop on your Ontario road trip should be Niagara Falls. Drive 30 kilometers north from our campground at Sherkston Shores to this bustling tourist destination. In town, you'll find gift shops, restaurants, and kid-friendly attractions.

In our opinion, the real action happens by the water. On the Canadian side, you'll find Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls in Niagara Falls. Gorgeous viewpoints await you all along the Canadian cliffside, and if you want to get closer, take a trip on one of the Niagara city cruises. These boat tours will take you straight into the mist!

Toronto Skyline Over Lake Ontario

3. Toronto – Lake Ontario

Next stop, Toronto! Canada's largest city is a must-see destination on your Ontario road trip. If you're looking to see Lake Ontario, head to the Toronto Islands. This car-free community is a walkable destination with sandy beaches, splash pads, and Centreville Amusement Park. To reach the islands, take the ferry from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

Inside the city, there's much more to see. Standing high above it all is CN Tower, the tallest structure in North America. Take an elevator to the observation deck for unbeatable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. For more Toronto fun, check out the following attractions:

Cliffs Along The Georgian Bay Of Lake Huron In Ontario Canada

4. Georgian Bay – Lake Huron

The final stop on your Ontario road trip leads you roughly 200 kilometers northwest of Toronto to the popular Georgian Bay region. We recommend camping at either of our outdoor destinations at Sun Retreats Blue Mountains or Sun Retreats Arran Lake to establish your homebase.

Once you've settled in, it's time to start exploring! First stop is Inglis Falls, an 18-metre high waterfall in a nature preserve filled with hiking trails. There is also a convenient viewing platform that provides views of the falls, while seven kilometers of trails give you plenty of space to explore.

After you've taken in Inglis Falls, stop in Owen Sound for a bite to eat. You might also stop at Kelso Beach or the Billy Bishop Home & Museum while you're in town.

When you're ready to explore Lake Huron, head north to Bruce Peninsula National Park. Here, you'll discover high cliffs towering over the turquoise waters of the Georgian Bay. For great views, hike the moderate Georgian Bay Trail along the shoreline. You'll pass by sea caves, Fathom Five National Marine Park, and the Grotto, a Mediterranean-style cove.

More Adventures in Ontario

With your visit to the Bruce Peninsula, you've seen three of the Great Lakes on one Ontario road trip! But the Ontario fun doesn't stop there. There's much more to see. Perhaps head north to Sun Retreats Huntsville near Algonquin Provincial Park. Or head west to Amherstburg and camp at Sun Retreats Amherstburg. Adventure awaits, so pack your bags and start exploring.

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