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Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

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Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

I want to go for a one day trip to see beautiful scenery lake with a rocky shores.

Please suggest places within 2-3 hours drive near Toronto.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Hi Elena;

I would suggest Gananoque & the 1000 Islands, about a 3 hour drive east of Toronto (180 miles / 290 km.)

www.ganboatline.com

www.1000islandsgananoque.com

www.visit1000islands.com

www.1000islandsinfo.com

Best Regards

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2. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Just a bit farther than what RescueTeam suggests is Bon Echo Provincial Park. It is on Mazinaw Lake. Depending on traffic, and where in Toronto you are travelling from, it can be reached in under 3 hours.

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/bonecho

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3. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

It's worth noting that Gananoque is not on a lake, it's on the St. Lawrence River.

In addition to what you'll find outside the city, there's also the Scarborough Bluffs (tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g155019-d18…).

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4. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Kilbear Provincial Park is another destination within 3 hours.

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/killbear

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5. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Hi Elana, just to give you an idea, Ontario has 250,000 lakes. Within 2-3 hours of Toronto you'd have plenty to choose from. Regions such as Parry Sound, Muskoka, Huntsville, Haliburton, Bancroft, Peterborough and Kingston are all surrounded by hundreds of lakes.

I'd suggest going to the Parry Sound region. You could go on the 30,000 island cruise which runs a few times daily and leaves fromt the town dock. I wouldn't stay IN Parry Sound but anywhere within 20 miles north, south and east of town is loaded with pretty lakes...large, medium and small.

Link to 30,000 Island cruise.....it goes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the area.

http://www.islandqueencruise.com/main.php

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6. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Agenda Provincial Park just outside of Penetanguishene. It's on Georgian bay with walking trails and good parking. Beaches have giant rocks of varying amounts. Pick up a picnic lunch on the way at either Midland or in penetang. There's also a trail to lookout. Check out parks website.

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7. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Awenda. Provincial Park just outside of Penetanguishene. It's on Georgian bay with walking trails and good parking. Beaches have giant rocks of varying amounts. Pick up a picnic lunch on the way at either Midland or in penetang. There's also a trail to lookout. Check out parks website.

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8. Re: Where to go ? lake with a rocky shores near Toronto

Good little article on lakes in Ontario:

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