Things You Need To Do This Summer in Simcoe Muskoka

The Simcoe Muskoka region is known for its recreational activities. From boating to camping, hiking to shopping, and dining, there’s so much to discover. Your North Life has pulled together some great activities that will get you outside this summer and help you live the “North Life”

Visit Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in Canada spanning 14 kilometers of shoreline. Besides swimming and lounging on the beach, there’s so much to do here with a boardwalk, shops, and restaurants to discover. Grab your friends and family to hang out at the beach, play some beach volleyball or just soak up the sun while you lounge.

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Scenic Caves

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Scenic Caves is a great family activity for those who enjoy a great hike. All trails are self-guided that provide panoramic views of the Niagara escarpment as you hike along. Explore the historic caves and caverns, go gemstone mining, or walk along the suspension bridge for a great day of adventure.

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is a popular spot for visitors and residents alike. Adventures are not limited here and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take the kids ziplining or for a ride on the ridge runner. Hike the mountain or go for a round of golf at Monterra Golf Course. If you are looking for the perfect place to relax, book a massage or sit in the hot springs at the Scandinave Spa.

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Boating is a popular activity during the summer months in Simcoe Muskoka. There are plenty of docks and boat launches throughout the region. Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching, and Lake Joseph are three very popular lakes for boating as they provide beautiful views of the diverse landscape the Simcoe Muskoka region provides.

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Attend the Mariposa Folk Festival

The annual Mariposa Folk Festival is happening downtown Orillia on July 8th – 10th. Every year this festival brings together residents of the City of Orillia and visitors to enjoy a great weekend of live music, food and drinks, kid’s activities, and crafts.

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Shopping in Downtown Huntsville

If you’re looking for a vibrant shopping scene with unique local shops, downtown Huntsville is the place to go. You will find a variety of antique shops, fashion and accessory stores, specialty shops, gifts, and novelties. There’s something to satisfy everyone’s shopping urge here.

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Bass Lake Provincial Park and Craigleith RV Resort and Camping are both popular places for camping in Simcoe Muskoka. Bass Lake is popular for the attractions it provides, while Craigleith also has many activities like an outdoor pool, playground, and biking trail.

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Are you ready to experience the “North Life” and find out what you’ve been missing? Don’t forget to tag us @yournorthlife in your posts if you try out any of these activities.

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