Less developed region between the Kawarthas, the Muskokas and Algonquin Provincial Park.
The Kawartha Lakes cottage country with the Trent Severn Waterway linking them together. If you're not travelling by boat, there are many pretty spots to watch them go by for an hour or a day. The main city is Peterborough, known for the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
A rolling expanse of forest and lake, with rocky inlets and wood-lined shores. Its natural beauty was an early inspiration for Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven painters. Today, it's prime cottage country with expensive waterfront and some multi-million dollar cottages.
Spanning from Lake Simcoe to Lake Huron, Simcoe County is a popular area for outdoor activities. The lakes offer beaches and water sport opportunities, while inland, there are some ski resorts. Barrie is the largest city, Collingwood is the gateway to Blue Mountain, the biggest ski area in Ontario, and Wasaga Beach, with its long stretch of sand, is a popular summer destination.