The County of Simcoe comprises the area between the west side of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay north of the Holland Marsh. It is one of the largest year round resort areas close to Toronto with towns of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, Pentanguishene, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, New Tecumseth, Tay and Tiny townships, plus Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Horseshoe Valley, Snow Valley and Hardwood Hills are additional winter resort destinations in Simcoe County.
The area between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe is often defined as Historic Huronia and in the winter is associated with the Barrie Snowbelt. See Google Map The Niagara Escarpment runs through sections of the western part of the county with links to the Bruce Trail. Simcoe County announced a major expansion and improvement of the 242 km trail systems and links to hiking, walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and motorized trails.
Simcoe County was the site of the earliest European exploration and settlement of Ontario. Several historic sites, including Carhagouha and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, mark the earliest known contacts between the area’s traditional Huron population and European missionaries. The Huron capital, was at one time the largest aboriginal settlement in all of North America. From Orillia, Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching to Collingwood and theGeorgian Bay. From Barrie to Alliston, Cookstown, Tottenham, Bradford and the Holland Marsh. From Midland, Penetanguishene, Georgian Bay and the Trent Severn Waterway every city, town, and villages in Simcoe County has something for you to discover.
From Orillia, Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching to Collingwood and the Georgian Bay. From Barrie to Alliston, Cookstown, Tottenham, Bradford and the Holland Marsh. From Midland, Penetanguishene, Georgian Bay and the Trent Severn Waterway. every city, town, and village in Simcoe County has something for you to discover.
Links to 400ELEVEN members and area attractions in Towns, Cities, Villages in Simcoe County
- Lake Simcoe
- Wasaga Beach
- Southern Georgian Bay
Historic sites, quaint villages, friendly small towns, and bustling cities are yours to enjoy. Discover beaches, hiking & cycling trails, challenging alpine or nordic ski trails, championship golf, great waterways & plenty of fishing, snowmobiling, shopping, antiques, and scenic drives. Visit a museum, take a cruise, star gaze, perfect your golf swing or harness a dog sled.
Simcoe County’s festivals and events are great for the family to do in any season. Artisans showcase their treasures at antique and arts and crafts shows, watch the fireworks or get out and see a performance at music festivals, participate in a fall fair or winter carnival or catch a car show. Simcoe County is the place to celebrate with an abundance of festivals and events all year long.
Accommodations are first class with a number of resorts, inns, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, condo’s and camp sites.
Getaway with the family to Simcoe County!