Have you been feeling the call of the wild? Are you itching for a morning surrounded by nature, where the birds are chirping and the hustle & bustle of the city feel far away? Yeah, us too. But we’ve got a solution, and it comes in the form of some of the best camping spots that aren’t too far from Toronto. So, we’ve teamed up with Mark’s to get you geared up for these six awesome places to camp this summer and fall.
Mark’s has been working directly with government agencies and public health for over a decade to introduce Canadians to a revolutionary new product – WindRiver Tick and Mosquito-Repellent clothing and accessories. This collection has permethrin bonded into the fabric to offer odourless and invisible protection against ticks and mosquitoes for up to 70 washes. We’re talking shorts, shirts, jackets, pants, and even hats!
So, when you’re venturing out to these gorgeous camping spots, set yourself up with some WindRiver gear. Let Mark’s take care of your worries about ticks and mosquitoes, so you can take care of the nature escape ahead of you.
Let’s plan an adventure, shall we?
Love the water? This is your spot! Swim, canoe, fish, sail, test out those new floaties, whatever floats your boat. Pun very intended. Plus, you’ve got the huge beach right there on Lake Simcoe so you can soak up the sun all day long. End the night off with a gorgeous sunset before zipping the ol’ tent up.
Distance from Toronto: 1 hr 30 mins
This campground is beautiful as it is historically significant. Seriously, along with a range of hiking trails and scenic views of the lake, hop on an interpretive boat tour on Mazinaw Lake to check out the 260 Indigenous pictographs on Mazinaw Rock. This camping experience has something for everyone, from RV & car camping, to backcountry hike-in and canoe-in sites available.
Distance from Toronto: 3 hrs 30 mins
This conservation park is perfect for the adventure seeker out there. Fill your days with mountain biking on over 50 km of trails in the forest of Caledon, suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels. And, in the evenings, relax by the fire at your riverside campsite.
Distance from Toronto: 1 hr 15 mins
LANDS END PARK
When you take one look at the views that Tobermory has to offer, you instantly realize why it deserves to be on this list. There are a few campsites to choose from, and you can even rent a cabin if you’d prefer, but we’d recommend Land’s End Park as your go-to campsite. No matter how you do it, make sure you get out to that gorgeous blue coastline!
Distance from Toronto: 4 hrs
BASS LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
At Bass Lake, you’ve got plenty of solid options for setting up camp. There are four different car camping options along with three group camping areas that you can reserve. Plus, Bass Lake is perfect for water activities and hiking, so you’ve got all the activities you could want.
Distance from Toronto: 2 hrs
ROCKWOOD CONSERVATION AREA
At just over an hour outside of Toronto, Rockwood Conservation Area is perfect for a single-night getaway or weekend escape. You’ll fall in love with the massive limestone cliffs and glacial potholes that make this one of the most unique natural landscapes around.
Distance from Toronto: 1 hr 15 mins
Well then folks, there you have it. Get those campground resos booked and make the most out of your summer!
Read more in Lifestyle
These Canadian cities are among world’s most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations
Craving a smashburger? Check out The Burger's Priest in Scarborough
These Netflix shows & movies were filmed right here in Ontario
Here's when Toronto beaches officially open for swimming
Curiocity In Your Inbox!
Want more? Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive deals, stories, info & more!Subscribe Now