Georgina Island is located 60 kilometers north from the hustle and bustle of Toronto
. An easy weekend getaway
where you can find quiet lodging, accommodations, vacation rentals or condo rentals. The island is the largest island in Lake Simcoe and Lake Simcoe is the largest body of water in Ontario, aside from the Great Lakes
. The island is a Native reserve inhabited by the Chippewa people
. Your accommodation or vacation rental will allow you to learn about the people, from the people.
The island has a nature trail system, with four trail segments, all offering different information to be learned in each segment. All are marked with points of interest, exhibits and wildlife viewing areas to help you learn about the area and the people. The forest on Georgina Island covers 70% of the island and it has many species of trees and plants including several rare species. The forest and wetlands support life for birds, rabbits, foxes, as well as frogs, salamanders and toads.
In the summer months hiking, biking, fishing and swimming
are popular. Don’t forget to pack your bug spray! In the winter months you will be able to go snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
To reach your accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental, you will be arriving on the island by ferry ($40 round trip) in the summer. It takes 15 minutes to cross the lake and it’s recommend that you arrive 45 minutes before departure during the summer peak hours. If you don’t plan to take your car to the island, walk on cost is $3/adult/one way. During the winter months an ice road is built for light weight vehicles to travel across the lake. Keep in mind that this is weather dependent and transportation by air boat is usually reserved for residents, their families and staff only.
Georgina Island is secluded
. If you’re staying for more than a day, you may want to pick up groceries before taking the ferry. Accommodations and vacation rentals on the island will not have direct access to groceries or banking. All major amenities will be located on the main land, with the exception of the Georgina Island fire department and police station.
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