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One Tank Trip for Ontario-Northwest Loop Camping
Total Mileage/average drive time:
518 km - 7 hours, 45 minutes
Sharing its southern border with Minnesota, the beauty of Sunset Country is a well known angler's paradise, with over 70,000 freshwater lakes in the area but is quickly becoming widely known as a place to indulge in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Far enough from all your daily worries but close enough to make travel a breeze—let's take a glimpse into a few of the awesome adventures Northwest Ontario has to offer!
Our first destination on our one tank trip, North Bay, has been attracting tourists “in the know” for quite some time. Situated near Lake Nipissing, water sport enthusiasts venture here to go boating, water skiing, and kayaking in the summer, while in the winter the Laurentian Ski Hill is a big draw to snowboarders and skiers. No matter what time of year, there’s plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs along the miles upon miles of trails near the waterfront.
270 km - 3 hours, 59 minutes
Getting out on the road, the next leg of your Ontario RV camping journey takes you through 160 miles of mountains, grassy plains, and past beautiful rivers and streams. Highway 17 takes you east from North Bay to your next stop, Renfrew. Sitting beside the banks of the Bonnechere River, this quaint and friendly town is a frequent stopover point for visitors on their way to Ottawa. Whitewater rafting, golfing, and fishing are prevalent in the more temperate months, but in the winter you’ll have a great time skiing, snowboarding, or just rolling around in the snow. Renfrew stages a variety of festivals throughout the year, including Valleyfest, a multiple-day event that celebrates over a century of Renfrew’s contributions to the logging industry, and September’s Renfrew Fair, which provides rides, attractions, and vendors with all types of food and live music.
248 km - 3 hours, 46 minutes
Get your camera ready, because the next leg of your one tank trip takes you along 150 miles of Ontario’s back country, where all kinds of wildlife can be seen grazing by the roadside. At the end of this westbound cruise down Highway 60, your final Ontario RV Camping stop on the route awaits: Huntsville. Somebody really knew what they were doing when they decided to build this town next to the Muskoka River, because not only are the water views gorgeous, but you can also rent a kayak or small boat from any of the local rental shops and spend some time testing your skill against the river, or just kick back along its banks in a lawn chair and a good book. If you didn’t come prepared for an activity you’d like to try, there’s no shortage of outfitters to fill in the blanks. The surrounding wilderness area is a big hit with hikers and campers, and the town itself has an eclectic array of shops and dining opportunities for when you’re ready for a little city life, but what's the hurry?
This part of Ontario is all about enjoying life’s little pleasures, which are the best and most precious of all.
Check out the 2011 One Tank Trip For Ontario Northwest Loop
Check out the 2010 One Tank Trip For Ontario Northwest Loop
Woodall's Recommended Campgrounds in Ontario Northwest Loop
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