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Ontario, Canada Travel Tips

Getting to Ontario Lake Erie Vacation Rentals

The major travel hub on the Canadian side of Lake Erie is Toronto Pearson International Airport. A smaller regional airport in London is more centrally located in the southern part of Ontario and provides easy access to Lake Erie. Depending where on the lakeshore you are staying, you can also fly into Buffalo in New York State or Detroit in Michigan. From there, you can hire a car and cross over to Ontario. Be aware though that there are sometimes surcharges and limitations for taking rental vehicles across the border. The Lake Erie lakeshore is very scenic and an area that is great for exploring. Having your own vehicle in which to do that makes life a little easier.

Tranquility at Ontario Lake Erie Cottages

Lake Erie is a vacation destination where you can relax and simply enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Enjoy some quality time with the family or your partner as you take long leisurely strolls along the lakeshore. In all seasons, it a scenically beautiful destination. Photographers and artists are often inspired to capture the many moods of the lake. The many town dotted around the lakeshore are welcoming and friendly. Stop in at the local grocer or farmers' market and collect some delicious fresh produce. There are many antique dealers and art galleries that you can browse at your leisure. You may just find the perfect piece to take home with you. With several national parks and reserves in the area, wildlife viewing and birdwatching are popular pastimes. In the spring, you can see the monarch butterflies returning from their migration to Mexico.

Museums and Places of Interest near Ontario Lake Erie Cabins

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Museum can be found in St Marys. Here, memorabilia and artifacts from famous players and matches are on display. In St. Thomas, you can get a glimpse of early pioneering life at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum. There is also the Elgin Country Railway Museum where you can see majestic old steam locomotives as well as more modern diesel and electric workhorses. The Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London is a truly unique experience. As a living museum, you can see how trades such as printing, weaving, farming, and blacksmithing were practiced in the pioneer days. Also in London is the London Regional Children’s Museum where there are many interactive displays. This hands-on experience encourages learning in a fun way. If you want a change from museums, take the kids to the Wally World Waterslides at East Park. This fun water amusement park is located in London and has seven large slides, multiple pools, tubing and loads of other fun water activities. If you are a fan of Shakespeare, you must visit Stratford. A tribute to the icon of English literature, the festival's theater frequently hosts Shakespearian productions and readings. There is also a Discovery Center that provides hours of fun entertainment.

Seasons to Visit Lake Erie Area Vacation Rentals in Ontario

If you want to explore the many natural and cultural attractions that Lake Erie has to offer in Ontario, it is best to plan your stay for the summer months. The region can get quite busy during the school vacation period of June and July but the long summer days will give you plenty of time for your sightseeing. The warmer temperature will also allow you to take advantage of the lake and the many water sport activities it has to offer. The fall season is particularly beautiful and a favorite time of year for photographers to visit the area.

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