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.

PLEASE NOTE: With stay at home orders in place, we recommend that locals stay home as much as possible and use this information to inspire future travel. Only venture out for essentials and if you feel comfortable doing so safely and in accordance with health guidelines. LEARN MORE HERE.

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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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...