As one of Southern Ontario’s most beautiful geographical features, Lake Simcoe is a treasure trove of adventure and good times. However, if you’re new to the area and you’re not sure about the various Lake Simcoe attractions, then keep reading to discover everything this area has to offer.
Beaches & Parks
One of the best Lake Simcoe attractions is its collection of provincial parks and beaches. Among the most noteworthy are the Willow Beach Conservation Area and Sibbald Point Provincial Park.
Willow Beach Conservation Area is a small area on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe in Georgina and it’s a great place to take the family for the day. Willow Beach has picnic tables, a playground, and of course a sandy beach that’s perfect for lots of fun in the sun. In the winter, anglers can use the area to access the lake for ice-fishing in Canada’s Ice-Fishing Capital – Georgina. And while Georgina residents may park for free with their resident parking pass (available from the Town of Georgina), there is paid parking available for non-residents as well.
Sibbald Point Provincial Park is a large sandy beach on Lake Simcoe featuring grassy picnic areas and forested hiking trail. This beautiful Lake Simcoe attraction is perfect for beach goers and campers alike as visitors can take advantage of spacious electrical and non-electrical campsites with pull-through trailer sites. Plus, with a boat launch and parking area for boaters, you could spend all day cruising along Lake Simcoe’s pristine shores.
Golfing & Nature Parks
To find all the best Lake Simcoe attractions, you need to turn away from the water and walk along the beloved lake’s sandy shores instead. Right next to Sibbald Point Provincial Park you’ll find The Briars Golf Club. A great walking course with well-manicured fairways and tree-lined vistas, you’ll find that this golf course features strategically-placed bunkers, velvety undulating greens, and is able to challenge golfers of all skill levels.
They offer extensive Mens, Ladies, Mixed and Junior programs, various membership options and flexible membership payment plans. The Briars Golf Club has been known as the “Best Kept Secret” north of Toronto, and this summer you should definitely stop by and see all the proof for yourself.
If you ever find yourself on the northern end of the lake, yet another great Lake Simcoe attraction is the Scales Nature Park. Scales is a nature centre and park focused on the conservation of Canadian reptiles and amphibians. Their centre features the most complete live collection of reptiles in the country.
Visitors can touch and hold some reptiles with help from our staff and volunteers and it's a great activity for all those rainy days! The park features 3.5 km of nature trails through a variety of natural habitats. It might be a bit of a drive around, so do yourself a favour and take a boat instead.
Rentals & Tours
If you’d love to witness more of Lake Simcoe’s attractions in a shorter amount of time, there’s no better way to do that than by renting a bike or scooter at this local establishment, Ride the Wind Rentals is Georgina’s one and only E-bike Shop. While they excel at selling scooters, mobility and electric bikes, they also offer scooter, bicycle and mobility rentals to all those who wish to explore all the natural beauty of every Lake Simcoe attraction.
But if traversing across the land to see Lake Simcoe doesn’t tickle your fancy, then perhaps you’d prefer a more aquatic adventure. Happy Go Fishing is proud to offer some of the best year-round multi-species fishing Lake Simcoe has to offer. They specialize in catching Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Whitefish and Yellow Perch - all of which are found in extraordinary size and abundance as part of this Lake Simcoe attraction.
During certain times of the year and conditions, they are able to target multiple species that allow you to learn different fishing styles and techniques all in the same day. They welcome everyone of all ages and skill levels for a fun-filled day on the water with an emphasis on catching big fish!