Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Part Two: Fall RV Rental Road Trips in Ontario

In Part Two of our guide to some great autumn road trips in Ontario we offer two more RV rental routes that will allow you to enjoy the changing colours and natural beauty of the province.

Road Trip 3 - Brockville to Athens

What better place to enjoy the beauty of autumn in Ontario than along the St. Lawrence? Steer your motorhome rental towards Brockville where you can embark on a trip that will take you from the city that was once the stomping ground of Canada's rich and famous to Athens, a quaint town famous for its outdoor murals.

Brockville - A city of just over 20,000 Brockville is made up of dignified public buildings carved out of limestone that lend a certain charm and sophistication to the town. Some time back the rich flocked to Brockville and it is said that there was a point when there were more millionaires here than anywhere else in the country. In Brockville you can enjoy the town's very New England-esque town square, one of the only ones in Canada, as well as various festivals throughout the year.

Prescott - Located on the water the town of Prescott was founded in 1810 and continues to celebrate its storied history. Visit historical homes and museums, like the Fort Wellington National Historic Site and the Battle of the Windmill, as well as the beautiful waterfront where you can participate in swimming and other sports.
Athens - This quaint town is easily navigated and known for it's outdoor murals. Explore historic buildings and local shops at this stop.

Road Trip 4 - Barrie and Orillia

The beautiful Horseshoe Valley area offers great skiing in the winter months and beautiful views in the fall. Take your motorhome rental on a drive through Barrie, the Valley and onto Orillia where you can enjoy nature and a stop at the casino.

Barrie - If fall colours are what you're looking for then Barrie is a perfect city to include along your drive. Not only does this robust town offer many options for shopping and eating, but along the way you'll be able to marvel at the changing leaves and sloping landscape.

Horseshoe Valley - The heart of this area is tucked between Craighurst and Orillia and can be reached from Barrie by taking Highway 400. A dazzlingly beautiful resort area you can enjoy nature as well as quaint local shops and outdoor sports.

Orillia - To reach Orillia take Highway 12 in Jarratt and drive your RV rental East towards Orillia. The city of Orillia not only offers more gorgeous fall vistas, but also many activities and entertainment options. The area draws thousands of visitors for its modern casino where a chilly fall day can easily be passed inside. To return to Barrie from Orillia just take Highway 11 South. If you want better views along your drive, however, it's recommended that you choose Old Barrie Road instead.

For information on great RV rental deals and more ideas for Ontario road trips visit MotorhomeRoadtrip.Com.

1. Fall Photo by Jok2000 via Wikimedia Commons.
2. Brockville Courthouse by Vincebrockvlog via Wikimedia Commons.
3. Orillia Waterfront by P199 via Wikimedia Commons.

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