b'ONTARIOS WEST COAST Beachwood Resort in Lakefield, the Framed by Lake Huron to the west andWestwind Inn in Buckhorn or Lake Erie to the south, Ontarios WestElmhirsts Resort in Keeneall within Coast is known for its long sandyan easy 40-min drive or less of the park. beaches. Cruise over 100 kilometres of scenic shoreline. Sip local wine. Head out on a chartered fishing adventure. Watch world-class theatre. Test your limits at The Edge of Walton Challenge Course. Parasail or parachute in Grand Bend. Or spend your days paddling, ROLLING HILLS OF CALEDONWalk, cycle or ride horseback along a 35-kilometre flat trail that spans the en-tire width of Caledon. Take in the dra-matic scenery at the Albion Hills Conservation Area. Sample cider andNATURAL AND UNSPOILEDbaked goods at the Spirit Tree EstateTravel the very terrain that inspired the Cidery. Check out the Downeys FarmGroup of Seven and explore Tom Market for fresh locally grown fruitsThomsons favourite haunts. This and and vegetables and Downeys Estatemore wilderness adventures await you hiking or cycling nature trails. StrollWinery for award-winning wines. Visitat the Bartlett Lodge inside Algonquin the charming main streets of Bayfield,the Alton Mill Arts Centre. Indulge inPark. Enjoy slow, peaceful walks as you Blyth, Brussels, Clinton, Goderich,much-deserved self-care and fine din- indulge in forest bathing and reconnect Seaforth and others. Favourite placesing at the world-renowned Millcroftwith nature at the Killarney Lodge, to stay include the Oakwood ResortInn & Spa in St. Alton. Or spend a cou- also in the heart of Algonquin Park. Un-in Grand Bend and the Long Beachple of days enjoying a game of golf andwind on the shores of Muskokas Lake Resort with perfect views of Lake Erie. spa treatments at the Hockley ValleyJoseph at the Rocky Crest Golf Resort Resort in Mono.perched along the rocky outcrops of the THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT Canadian Shield, the largest mass of Recognized as a UNESCO World Bio- exposed Precambrian rock on Earth. sphere Reserve, this spectacular naturalWonders never cease at the upscale wonder began to take shape over 450Muskoka Bay Resort where a golf million years ago as the bed of a tropi- course was carved out of the surround-cal sea! Stretching 900 kilometres froming granite wilderness.Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail, Canadas oldest and longest marked footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the escarpment. If hiking portions of this trail is on your bucket list, nearby hotels include theTHE TEACHING ROCKSPillar & Post in historic Niagara-on- Tap into ancient history at Petroglyphs the-Lake, the very kid-friendly GreatProvincial Park in the Kawarthas, where Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls and thea sacred site known as The Teaching Living Water Resorts and theRocks features the largest-known con-Georgian Bay Hotel & Conferencecentration of Indigenous rock carvingsLet this be the summer you rediscover Centre in Collingwood. in Canada. Discover the OjibwayOntarios historical gems and its (Nishnaabe) peoples traditionsmagical natural beauty. Resorts of through the teachings of the medicineOntario owners are eager to share wheel. Pack a picnic and admire thesome local secrets of their own.resplendent blue/green colour of McGinnis Lake, one of only 11 mero-mictic lakes in Canada in which the layers of water do not intermix. Hike the 1.6-kilometre loop trail and take in the wildlife. Stay at the nearby'