Choosing a camping or hiking spot, especially a place in a beautiful, wooded area such as Ontario, can lead to an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. Since Ontario is a beautiful location with plenty of campgrounds, parks, and forestlands, there are plenty of places to choose when looking into your next camping adventure!
Since Ontario has so many breathtaking areas to camp, it can be hard to choose one, so you might even want to consider taking a few camping trips throughout the year, so that you can enjoy each one! Here is a list of five popular camping and hiking spots in Ontario, and what makes them so great!
As Ontario’s first national park, Algonquin Park has been around for quite a while, and has quite the camping experience available to those who seek it! There are yurts (which are eight sided canvas tent-like structures), cabins, campsites of RVs, and even more secluded campsites that can only be reached by those who are open to hiking to them. Camping at Algonquin Park will bring a variety of nature activities, and is great for families and friends alike.
Algonquin Park is an excellent campgroup where you can bring the kids along with. If you’re looking to “rough it,” it’s not the best campground. You won’t see anyone bringing a survival LED lantern to Algonquin Park—except maybe a spare headlight for their RV.
An incredibly popular camping spot since the Victorian ages, Charleston Lake is a wonderful camping and hiking location for families. The campground has 238 campsites, spread out around three areas, and four of them are accessible campsites. There are multiple trails spread out across the wooded park, and special events are always held during the summer months.
Killarney Park is situated in a beautiful mountain area with plenty of hiking trails available for those who are looking to get into the outdoors and enjoy themselves. If you plan to go hiking here, be sure to bring an emergency water filtration just to be safe. Some of the trails are 10 or more miles.
A popular campground, Killarney is open for the majority of the year, and you can make reservations or even camp in the off-season. The mountains are what draw most people in – there are multiple hiking opportunities, and photographers will be thrilled with how much opportunity for great photographs are here!
Silent Lake is an excellent choice for those would love to add a bit of fishing, paddle boarding, or kayaking to their camping trip. If you are into any of these activities, you will definitely want to bring your BOB full of gear to fully enjoy everything Silent Lake has to offer. The beautiful lake, along with the large amount of campsites, is quite attractive to those who enjoy the outdoors. Many of the campsites are available to drive into, but some of them are only accessible by hiking, providing a more secluded, peaceful camping experience.
Silent Lake if probably the best of these five four those who really want to experience the outdoors, since some of the sites are only accesible through a long hike. If you do plan on going to some of these sites, be sure you bring plenty of emergency food rations in case you don’t catch any fish!
Located nearby Canada’s highest rated freshwater beach, Sauble Beach, the campground at Bruce Peninsula is simply beautiful and is a camper’s dream! Although the campground has plenty of campsites, they do tend to fill up fast (even those that are more secluded and can only be reached by hiking), and you will need a reservation in order to camp here. The hiking rails have great views, and since Sauble Beach is nearby, it opens up opportunities for other outdoor activities, as well.
While there are plenty of other campgrounds and hiking trails in the Ontario area, this list is of the five most popular ones that tend to get the most visitors per year.