Map of the Great Lakes; Where is Ontario's Cottage Country
Looking at a map of the Great Lakes is a quick
and dirty way to determine where to find Ontario's Cottage Country.
But if you ask the question where is Ontario's Cottage Country you will
get a different answer from everyone. That's because where you cottage
depends on a variety of different things; where your family cottage has
been, where you live, what is close by and what is affordable for you.
Ask someone in London Ontario or Waterloo and you will get a different
answer than from someone in Toronto or Ottawa.
For example Southampton Ontario is particularly popular with people
from Ktichener Waterloo as well as people from Toronto.
Many people assume that when they hear Cottage Country that people are
referring to the Muskoka Lakes, but it is only one of many areas in
Southern Ontario that is a cottaging paradise.
When it comes to the Great Lakes, Lake Huron and Lake Erie that are the
most "cottagey". Although not a Great Lake in its own right Georgian
Bay is also a major cottaging body of water.
Lake Ontario's shoreline is used more commercially than for play with
cities like Toronto taking up the waterfront. But even Toronto has its
own beaches that offer a cottage vacation in the city. The further away
you get from the GTA the more cottaging you see along Lake Ontario. The
prime cottaging area is now Prince Edward County.
When it comes to Cottaging in Ontario, if there is a Lake, big or
small, you will likely find someone cottaging on it - but it seems the
closer the cottaging area is to Southern Ontario, Toronto in
particular, the more popular the cottaging destination.
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