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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Ontario’s Southwest Adventures New Canadians will Love If you are new to Canada and want to get to know the local...

8 Winter Cabins, Cottages & Unique Escapes that You’ll Love If you don’t think that you like the winter,...

6 Reasons Why Oxford County is the Perfect Destination For Gastronomes If you're looking for more travel ideas this year,...

Accessible in Windsor-Essex Windsor-Essex Pelee Island is the southernmost destination...

Small Town Getaways ... Middlesex While you may have probably heard about Middlesex before,...

Small Town Getaways ... Chatham An artist retreat for the not so artsy, even better for...

Best Fall Day Hikes in Ontario's Southwest Most noted philosophers used walking to get their thoughts...

Small Town Getaways ... Port Burwell Historical landmarks, museums, savoury seafood, and a...

Happy Camper Road Trip to 4 Conservation Areas Welcome back, Happy Campers! If you have been following the...

Happy Camper Road Trip to 7 Ontario Parks If you're looking to learn more about camping, some...

Small Town Getaways ... Caledonia Friendly locals, boutique shops, wide open green spaces, the...

Roads Less Travelled – 4 Summer Staycation Itineraries This is the summer of the road trip and discovering local...

48 Hour Escapes to Ontario’s Southwest Ontario’s Southwest is the perfect region for weekend...

A Summer Must-Visit: Intimate Wineries of Southwestern Ontario With the longer days and warmer nights of summer upon us,...

5 Easy Home Garden Tips from Expert Growers in Ontario’s Southwest If you’re looking for a warm weather activity that is...

Accessible in the Forest City and Beyond London Ontario businesses and officials have worked hard to...

Nature and Noshing Pair Fresh Air Fun With These Foodie Finds Nothing works up...

The Camping Cookout Feast Finder If your campsite cooking tends to rely on canned beans and...

Two-Wheeled Wining and Dining Cycling is even more rewarding when there’s the...

Ontario Winery Touring Ideas That Offer Greatness Beyond The Grape If you’ve been having a hard time trying to convince...

Small Town Getaways ... Essex County Windsor may be the first city that comes to your mind when...

Why Paddling Is A Perfect Solo & Small Group Pastime There's no better escape from the lockdown blues...

Connect with Nature You’ve heard the saying “nature heals,”...

Easy Winter Day Hikes in Southwest Ontario It’s so important to embrace winter. Enjoying the...

Can't Go South? Explore Southwest! Do you normally spend the snowy months down south? Take this...

Kick Up Snow on These Trails You don’t need to stop exploring our region’s...

Couples Winter Getaways Between long workdays, taking care of your household, your...

SNOW Much to Do in Elgin County! The advent of a new year brings resolutions that are often...

VLOG: What to Do in Middlesex County Apple Land Station, The Mill Pond & More! Join Jenelle...

VLOG: Family Fun Fall Activities at Synder's Farm If you're looking for baby-friendly farm activities in...

Next Level Paddling Routes from the Happy Camper Looking for slightly more challenging paddle routes in...

Easy Paddling Routes for Beginners Canoe and kayak sales are going bonkers right now. There...

6 Fun Things to Do with Your Pup Does your dog give you, “the look” when you...

6 Easy Ways to Take Better Outdoor Pictures with Your Phone Take advantage of the local, photo worthy, destinations that...

Take a Hike...into Nature Enjoy the solitude of nature and distance yourself from...

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

Your Outdoor Bucket List for Haldimand County Explore serene views as you travel through Haldimand County!...

All Signs Point to Outdoor Fun at the Points of Norfolk Norfolk County is known as Ontario’s Garden for its...

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

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

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

Spend a Night Under the Stars in Elgin County Spend an evening under the stars as you embark on a camping...

Up in the Air Ever want to add a twist to your getaway? Take to the skies...

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

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

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

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