One-Tank Trip for June 29/19
(c) By Jim Fox
There’s an oasis of tranquility that’s a four-season playground away from the hustle and bustle just a little more than an hour north of Toronto.
They call it Ontario’s Lake Country, the region north of Barrie, that’s one of the province’s most picturesque spots.
Its major metropolis is Orillia, population 33,000 not counting seasonal residents, on the shores of Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and the Trent Severn Waterway.
|Cisco keeps a watch as another day ends at Bass Lake. (Jim Fox photo)|
This makes for some of the best boating, paddling, swimming, fishing and water sports, along with activities such as trail riding, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling.
Orillia hasn’t lost its small-town charm as the downtown streets are lined with one-of-a-kind restaurants, cafes, shops and amenities.