8-Day Ontario Camping Road Trip (

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This one-off annual tour turns Ontario into your very own playground for 8 days of camping, hiking, swimming, and paddling fun. Stand tall at the edge of the world, ride the rapids, cycle a historic former railway line, and discover sunken shipwrecks aboard a glass bottom boat.

No guest preparation is needed, no equipment, not even a sleeping bag/ pad, or pillow. Lake Fever offers Budget travelers free transportation, camp-cooked meals, and good old fashioned campfires, but *please be advised, on this particular tour guests will be expected to share in cooking/dishes duties at least once.* Sightseers can enjoy access to the Canadian wilderness for a unique opportunity that would otherwise take a lot of planning and money to arrange (not to worry, first-timers will learn the basics of camping).

Cross the great Canadian road trip off your bucket list. Who knows, it may be your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Duration: 8 days
Starts: Toronto, Canada
Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Wine Tasting & Winery Tours



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This one-off annual tour turns Ontario into your very own playground for 8 days of camping, hiking, swimming, and paddling fun. Stand tall at the edge of the world, ride the rapids, cycle a historic former railway line, and discover sunken shipwrecks aboard a glass bottom boat.

No guest preparation is needed, no equipment, not even a sleeping bag/ pad, or pillow. Lake Fever offers Budget travelers free transportation, camp-cooked meals, and good old fashioned campfires, but *please be advised, on this particular tour guests will be expected to share in cooking/dishes duties at least once.* Sightseers can enjoy access to the Canadian wilderness for a unique opportunity that would otherwise take a lot of planning and money to arrange (not to worry, first-timers will learn the basics of camping).

Cross the great Canadian road trip off your bucket list. Who knows, it may be your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Itinerary

Day 1: Orientation

Stop At: The Big Apple, 262 Orchard Rd Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0 Canada
Rest stop at The Big Apple in Colborne. Get your camera out! This is a very exciting stop with lots of wonderful things to do, and one-of-a-kind snacks and souvenirs to pick up for the trip.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Huff Estates Winery, 2274 County Rd 1, Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
Enjoy pizza straight from a wood-burning stone oven, and some wine tasting at Huff Estates Winery in Bloomfield. To complement the beautiful scenery, we’ll stroll through the coinciding outdoor modern art exhibit too.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sandbanks Provincial Park, County Road 12, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 Canada
Arrival at Sandbanks Provincial Park, followed by an introduction to the campsite & a tent setup demo. Next, enjoy some free time on the beach before finding your way back to camp, where a delicious vegetarian dinner awaits. Once the sun sets, gather around the campfire to unwind with S’mores and some good company.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner will be a home-made gourmet vegetarian meal cooked at camp…

Don’t forget S’Mores (weather permitting)
Accommodation included: COVID UPDATE: All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (those from same home may share)

Day 2: Into The Wild

Stop At: Dunes Beach, County Road 12, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 Canada
A 40 minute hike along Woodlands Trail brings us to Dunes Beach. Sit on the beach, swim, or wander through endless dunes, the option is yours. Guests also have the option of continuing onto a guided hike of the legendary Dunes Trail.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Centreville, Centreville, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario
Hell Holes – Embark on an ominous moss-covered trail in Centreville where the group will pass through a valley of giant stone formations dating back to the glacial period.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bon Echo Provincial Park, Highway 41, Cloyne, Ontario K0H 1K0 Canada
Arrival at beautiful Bon Echo Provincial Park, where the group immediately sets up camp, and prepares for dinner and a campfire.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc. *Please make us aware of allergies
• Lunch: Campers enjoy a sandwich spread (veggie deli “meats”, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available upon request)
• Dinner: Guests team up to prepare a gourmet vegetarian meal campside.
Accommodation included: -All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (Guests from same home may continue to share)

Day 3: Paddle Your Heart Out, Then Rise To Great Heights

Stop At: Bon Echo Provincial Park, Highway 41, Cloyne, Ontario K0H 1K0 Canada
At the lagoon, the group pairs off 2 or 3 to a canoe to paddle Mazinaw Lake. We’ll head to a cliff, where ancient native pictographs can be seen lining the walls (a designated national historic site). Guests can also dock at the Clifftop Trail head for a 1 hour hike to the top of the cliff
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Algonquin Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Arrival at world famous Algonquin Provincial Park, our home for the next 2 days. Explore the beach, play some bocce, or chill out at camp, while our 2nd team of cooks start on dinner.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc. *Please make us aware of allergies
• Lunch: Campers enjoy a sandwich spread (veggie deli “meats”, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available upon request)
• Dinner: Guests team up to prepare a gourmet vegetarian meal campside.
Accommodation included: -All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (Guests from same home may continue to share)

Day 4: Welcome To Algonquin!

Stop At: Algonquin Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
The whole crew rents bicycles today to ride the Old Railway Bike Trail. We’ll head down an exciting 16km path that follows a discarded historic railway line (suitable for young children).
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Algonquin Logging Museum, Highway 60 at Km 54, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario Canada
Everyone loads into the van to go hike the Logging Museum trail. Experience life in Algonquin the way it was back in the day. This short interactive trail is so much fun!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc. *Please make us aware of allergies
• Lunch: Campers enjoy a sandwich spread (veggie deli “meats”, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available upon request)
• Dinner: Guests team up to prepare a gourmet vegetarian meal campside.
Accommodation included: -All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (Guests from same home may continue to share)

Day 5: Bring On The Wetlands

Stop At: Booth’s Rock Trail, 9 Km south of Km 40.3 of Highway 60, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario K0M 1J1 Canada
This morning we drive off to hike one of the best trails in Algonquin Park. Booth’s Rock Trail is a 2 hour 5.1 km loop trail that visits two lakes and a spectacular lookout, returning along an abandoned railway.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Six Mile Lake Provincial Park, 2024 Joe King’s Rd, Port Severn, Severn Township, Ontario L0K 1S0 Canada
As a pre-dinner stretch at our next stomping ground, the group introduces themselves to the area by visiting The Marsh Trail, which circles the nearby wetlands.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc. *Please make us aware of allergies
• Lunch: Campers enjoy a sandwich spread (veggie deli “meats”, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available upon request)
• Dinner: Guests team up to prepare a gourmet vegetarian meal campside.
Accommodation included: COVID UPDATE: All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (those from same home may share)

Day 6: Six Mile Lake To The Bruce Peninsula

Stop At: Owen Sound, Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario
Restaurant lunch (and grocery) stop in Owen Sound. Known as the Scenic City, it’s just a quaint, tree-lined seaport town with rich cultural history
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bruce Peninsula National Park, 120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
Arrival at Bruce Peninsula National Park and its 156 sq. km of wilderness. The group sets up camp.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Grotto, Tobermory, Ontario Canada
Throw on your hiking boots for a trek to the coast, down the Bruce Trail (Canada’s oldest and longest marked hiking trail!) At the mid point of this 2.5 hour excursion, we’ll reach the Bruce Peninsula Grotto, a small sea cave with turquoise waters.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc.
• Dinner: Guests team up to prepare a gourmet vegetarian meal campside.
Accommodation included: COVID UPDATE: All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (those from same home may share)

Day 7: Shipwrecks & Flowerpots

Stop At: Tobermory, Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario
Cute shops, restaurants & pubs line the high street of this “fresh water scuba capital of the world,” where a glass-bottom boat will take us to see some of the 22 shipwrecks that lie shallow beneath the clear waters of Fathom Five National Marine Park.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Flowerpot Island, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
A glass-bottom boat cruise provides us with a view of 2 historic shipwrecks, then drops us off on an island on the Georgian Bay where flowerpot-shaped stone towers line the shore. We’ll spend the day here, have a picnic, swim, and hike to a historic lighthouse on the coast. Fun for the whole family!
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc.
• Lunch: Campers enjoy a sandwich spread (veggie deli “meats”, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available upon request)
• Dinner: Guests team up to prepare a gourmet vegetarian meal campside.
Accommodation included: COVID UPDATE: All guests will be upgraded to their OWN 4-person tent AT NO EXTRA COST (those from same home may share)

Day 8: See A Stunning Waterfall, Then Get Swept Away

Stop At: Bruce Trail, off Highway 6/10 Inglis Falls Conservation Area, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6 Canada
Give us the opportunity to knock your socks off with a lunch stop at Inglis Falls, ranked #1 thing to do in Owen Sound. Its 18m high cascade is sure to impress.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Elora Gorge Conservation Area, 7400 Wellington Rd 21, Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
We’ve saved the best for last, with a one-of-a-kind adventure at Elora Gorge Conservation Area for some white water tubing.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Campers wake up to a selection of toast/bagels, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, oatmeal, etc.
• Lunch: Campers enjoy a sandwich spread (veggie deli “meats”, veggies; gluten-free alternatives available upon request)
No accommodation included on this day.



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