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The Georgian Bay waterfront town of Midland is gearing up for a snowy winter! Day trippers and overnight getaway travellers have their pick of winter fun attractions, festivals and events in this not-so-quiet winter fun town! Midland has enough snow and trails for winter recreation activities like snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and even hand feeding the chickadees! This tourist friendly town is ready for Winter, the Town of Midland is busy planning and preparing for Winterfest 2014! Midland is a mere 90 minutes drive up the 400 Highway from Toronto.
Ontario's Mini-Olympics: The Ontario Winter Games
Feb. 27 to March 2, 2014: Muskoka is the official host of the 2014 Ontario Winter Games. Muskoka is partnering with communities in Simcoe County to host winter sports events that will feature 28 sports and more than 2,300 athletes. Events will take place in communities including Bracebridge, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays, Orillia, and Midland. Find accommodation in Muskoka.
2014 Season at Midland Cultural Centre
Open year round the MCC offers live theatre and entertainment, an art gallery, a delicious café eatery and many more events throughout the season. The MCC is a great destination and source of entertainment when visiting Midland. Click here to view their schedule.
Shop & Visit Downtown Midland
Take a stroll in the quaint downtown and find a variety of shops and retailers. Visitors are also advised to check out the largest collections of outdoor murals in North America and see the town’s history come to life. Looking for sheltered local shopping? Check out the Midland Farmers’ and Artisans’ market every Saturday from 9-1 at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre. If local food is what you’re looking for, you can find a list of local food producers and chefs on the Huronia Food Trail.
Midland Ontario in the Southern Georgian Bay region of Lake Huron-Georgian Bay is known as the "Gateway to the 30,000 Islands". Midland is one of Ontario's favourite resort year round destinations with nearby beaches, family fun getaways, historic Georgian Bay cruises, sunsets and a long list of winter activities and a ton of snow during the winter season.
Canada's earliest interior settlement
History and folklore are deep along this Georgian Bay community dating back to Samuel de Champlain's exploration of Georgian Bay in 1615. Sainte Marie among the Hurons or St. Mary of the Huron Country (Sainte-Marie-au-pays-des-Hurons) has become a must visit for international tourists to Ontario.
The Midland area provides year round recreation. Summer features Georgian Bay cruise operations, sandy beach areas like Balm Beach, Awenda Provincial Park and nearby Wasaga Beach. Midland is easily accessible via Highway 400 to Highway 93, or to Highway 12. Our suggested road trips and side trips to Midland, Ontario provides a rural route tour through some picturesque Ontario country side as well as a number charming towns and villages.
Midland flourishes with:
A vibrant and bustling downtown core consisting of 180 stores and professional businesses office promoted by a Business Improvement Area. Shopping malls and plazas accommodating over 130 retail stores.
4 community parks, 10 neighbourhood parks, 2 golf courses, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex housing a double pad arena and court facilities and community rooms, a Sports Hall of Fame, a curling rink, a lawn bowling club, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling trails, a YMCA complete with an Olympic size pool and 10 km of waterfront trail for walking or biking.
There are 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways
15 places of worship
Huronia Airport is nearby having a modern terminal, with 4,000 feet of runway, an ARCL system, as well as aviation fuel storage and dispensing capabilities
Attractions in the Midland Area
Culture and History
Mildand Area Tourism Information
Official Town Web Site: Town of Midland
Nearby Georgian Bay Huronia Towns
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Map Of Ontario (Official Government of Ontario Road Map)
See Google Map of downtown Midland