Midland / Penetanguishene


Make it your goal to plan ahead, book ahead this summer before packing up and heading out to avoid disappointment - summer is busy here and accommodations fill up fast. Restaurants, stores and attractions may also operate differently now, so call ahead or visit websites or follow them on social media to find out the latest on opening hours.

Both of these waterfront communities are richly steeped in history with the reconstructed 17th century Sainte-Marie among the HuronsDiscovery Harbour, the Martyrs’ Shrine and the Penetanguishene Rotary Champlain Wendat Park all located within their borders.

Two community museums may be small in stature but are certainly big on history! The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives and the Huronia Museum in Midland feature in-depth looks at the area’s heritage with exhibits both inside and out.  One of the coolest exhibits at the Huronia Museum is the replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village. 
 
The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is a natural treasure trove, with trails and boardwalks through wetlands and woodlands, an interpretive display hall, an observation tower, guided canoe and kayak tours and more. 
 
If cycling is your thing, take the scenic route and download the Heart of Georgian Bay Road and Trail Map. Not only does the route take you through the pretty communities of Midland and Penetanguishene, it travels through other small, quaint communities with easy access to historic sites, cafes, restaurants and shops.  

Camping has definitely grown in popularity over the last year, so consider booking your campsite early at a private campground or at Awenda Provincial Park. Not a camper? It’s a good idea to nail down other types of accommodation early, too, to avoid disappointment. 
 
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