Outdoor Recreation

Get outside and play

With over 900 kilometres of shoreline, some of the planet’s best beaches, an incredibly diverse range of birds, fish and wildlife and a vast network of scenic parks, trails and routes that link all of these experiences together, it’s easy to find an unforgettable outdoor adventure in Ontario’s Southwest.

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12 Places To Eat, Stay and Play in Norfolk County Raymond, or as he's more commonly known as, The...

Favourite Canoeing & Kayaking Spots in Ontario's Southwest Never been kayaking or canoeing before? Or are you an avid...

Hawk Eyes Fun ways to get out and play with some birds of prey this...

Chatham-Kent: A Fisherman’s Haven Perfectly located off the shores of Lake Erie and Lake St....

Rondeau Rarities Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park. Rondeau...

Make Waves in Ontario’s Southwest Take a break from sailing the seven seas and sail through...

Sunsets & Songbirds Discover the birds of Pinery Provincial Park. Pinery...

Your Guide to Ontario's Best Beaches All You Need to Know to Plan Your Best Beach Vacation ...

Past Tents Cozy cabin rentals that offer a comfy take on summer...

How to Go Coastal in Ontario this Summer Go Beyond the Beach ...

Your “Get out There” Guide to Spring Escapes Are you ready to celebrate spring’s arrival after a...

Smooth Cruising on Two Wheels There's nothing like experiencing the scenic...

Rip it through the Carolinian Forest Love to rip through the trails? Ride through the heart of...

Wheels to Wine Get a taste for Ontario’s emerging wine region on...

Summer Sun & Sand Shakeup When it’s time to escape with your friends this...

Your “Get out There” Guide to Fall Escapes The waterfronts of Ontario’s Southwest are best known...

Marvelous Maple Moments Winter fun isn’t just skiing and skating, it’s...

Happy Campers It's not too early to start planning your summer...

Look Up! Join In! Great festivals & events for celebrating spring in...

Picture Perfect Paddles Lake Erie’s Big Creek and the Grand River offer...

Indoor Winter Fun for the Family Still want to have fun but don’t want to brave the...

Make a Break For It! Find March Break fun without the crowds this year....

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt in Ontario’s Southwest James Turland told us about the ultimate Treasure Hunt where...

Winter Outdoor Adventure Winter - often seen as the time of year where you grab your...

Couples Winter Getaways   Check out these romantic nights out or cozy weekend...

Get Lost in the Leaves Lace up and get lost in the beauty of the great outdoors in...

Take a Hike...into Nature You don't need to stick to the same familiar trails,...

Paddling the Thames - Ingersoll to Putnum The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Great Places to Stay in Middlesex County Looking for a home away from home this summer?...

Paddling the Thames - Fanshawe Dam to North London The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Superb Sips & Wild Waves Lake breezes, soothing sun and local wine; these three...

Paddling the Thames - Kilworth to Delaware The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Bountiful Berries and Tranquil Escapes With the warm summer sun shining in the window and the...

Padding the Thames River The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Discovering Lake Erie This summer, explore one of the beautiful beaches on Lake...

Go To Ride, Stay to Play in Norfolk County I had visited Norfolk County a couple of times in the past,...

Become a Detourist in Erieau Take the road less travelled and find yourself...

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping If you’re in the mood for an adrenaline rush, try...

Get Hooked Behind the Reel in Erieau. Lake Erie is the most productive...

Ontario's Forgotten Coast Jim Byers explores Ontario's Southwest. ALONG...

Cycling Route: Looping Through Lambton Take off on a scenic cycling trip along the St. Clair River....

Explore Lake Erie Shoreline Glamp, visit wineries and take a trip to the tip of Long...

Cycling Route: St. Thomas & Four Ports A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines. This four-day...

Hook Line & Blinker Escape on an Erieau fishing trip. Whether you’re a...

Winter Fun Snow-filled fun for all. Do you love winter and its crisp...

Exploring the Grand River One of the many aspects that draws me to fishing is that no...

Beaches, Black History & A Marvellous Hotel Charming Chatham-Kent A Cool Part Of Ontario’s...