Map of Huronia and Orillia. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Huronia and Orillia with cities and towns

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Huronia and Orillia

 

On the cusp of the Canadian Shield, Huronia is a favorite Ontario cottage destination between Severn Sound and Orillia, where boats are the best way to see the sights and summer homes rim the tranquil lakes. The mighty Trent-Severn Waterway-once a lumberman's highway in the 1800s-begins here, cutting a diagonal path southeast. Autumn landscapes of brilliant reds and golds and contrasting evergreens draw bus tours and carloads of tourists to the area in September and early October. Stephen Leaeoek House, Orillia

 

Coldwater [C2] At the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, an original log house built in the 1840s by early Scottish settler Archibald Woodrow exhibits historical artifacts. A carriage house, barn, print shop, blacksmith shop, and railway flag station have been moved to the homestead.

 

Graven hurst [A4] Near Gravenhurst, rolling farmland suddenly changes to pine trees and the granite outcrop-pings of the Canadian Shield. This rugged town is the birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), remembered for his heroic work in China as a field surgeon and medical educator. Bethune's 1880s home is preserved as a national historic site. Other attractions include the RMS Segwun, the oldest coal-operating steamship in North America. The 39 m boat offers cruises from mid-June to mid-October. Dinner on board is a step back in time to an era of warm wood paneling, polished brass, and crisp linen.  Just south of Gravenhurst on Hwy 11 is The Muskoka Store, a delightful place to stop to experience a taste of cottage country. The sprawling premises claim to have everything you need for the cottage as well as high-quality merchandise for entertaining and equipment for every imaginable water sport. Owner Walter Page was recently chosen as Canada's most innovative retailer of the year.

 

Orillia [D4] Straddling lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, Orillia is the popular resort city made famous as Mariposa in the 1911 classic Sunshine Sketches of о Little Town by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944). Today, the well-known humorist's summer home is a national historic site where you can view original manuscripts, books and personal papers, and visit the sunroom office where he did his most prolific writing.  One of Orillia's most prestigious heritage buildings is the 106-year-old Opera House. In summer, the Sunshine Festival Theatre Company presents a 16-week season of classic musicals and plays. The Orillia Museum of Art and History features outstanding exhibitions, including works by the Group of Seven and historic artifacts from Orillia's past. The Gallery Shop specializes in works by regional artisans.

 

Port Severn [B2] Port Severn is Lock 45 and the northern terminus of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Linking Georgian Bay with the Bay of Quinte 386 km to the southeast, the waterway was a prime logging route in the 1800s before steamboats opened it up for tourism in the 1930s. The waterway is open for boating and cruises from mid-May to mid-October. ® North of Port Severn on Hwy 156 lies Georgian Bay National Park, over 59 islands set in the wilderness of the Canadian Shield. The park can be accessed only by boat from Honey Harbour. The largest island, Beau-soleil, offers tent camping, heritage education programs, hiking trails, and a visitor center.

 

ATTRACTIONS

COLDWATER

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

 

GRAVENHURST

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site RMS Segwun Steamship Cruises Gravenhurst Opera House and Arts Centre The Muskoka Store Bala's Museum

 

ORILLIA

Stephen Leacock Museum National Historic Site Opera House Orillia Museum of Art and History Rotary Steam Railway Sunshine Festival Theatre Washago Cruise Lines Sparrow Lake-Severn River Boat Cruises Rama Moccasin and Craft Shop Mariposa Market

Map of Huronia and Orillia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Huronia and Orillia with cities and towns

Map of Huronia and Orillia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Huronia and Orillia with cities and towns