Go Karts and Speedways
8th line of Oro,
Oro, Ontario Canada
Phone: (705) 487-0279
6918 Yonge Street,
Innisfil, Ontario Canada
Phone: (705) 436-2445
R.J. Motosport Park
1633 Old Second Road South,
Midhurst, Ontario Canada
Phone: (705) 722-3800
Rock Climbing in Barrie Ontario
RR#1 Oro Station, (Hwy 400 N to exit #111. East on Forbes Rd.),
Phone: (705) 487-3775 or 1-800-387-3775
Description: 30 ft high climbing tower. Features include three sides of varying difficulty, six different routes to select, big holds for first time climbers, over hangs, ledges and layback for more experienced climbers. Group packages are available for 10 to 30 participants. Participants need to bring a pair of running shoes and dress for the weather. Hardwood Hills will provide all necessary equipment to safely guide climbers to the heights of Hardwood Hills.
Off the Wall Rock Climbing Centre
660 Bayview Dr., Unit # 4, Barrie,
Phone: (705) 727-1161,
Description: By appointment only. Features include portable rock climbing walls, helmet, harness & sticky shoes provided with beginner lessons, and memberships available. Lessons are mandatory for first time climbers.
Scuba Diving in Barrie,Ontario
J.C. Morrison Wreckage
A pleasure cruise steamer, which shipped people and supplies around Lake Simcoe caught fire in the summer of 1857. The ship sank a few yards east of present day Centennial Beach. The remains are located 200 yards from shore between the Rotary Water Fountain and Duffer's by the Water.
40 Essa Rd.,
Phone: (705) 735-0038
Hiking and walking trails in Barrie, Ontario
Trans Canada Trail
The Trans Canada Trail Foundation, 43 Westminster North, Montreal, Quebec Phone: (705)-458-4037
Description: A 220 km trail throughout Simcoe County (100 km currently open for use). See North Simcoe Rail Trail for information on the section closest to Barrie. The Waterfront Trail is also considered part of this trail.
Portage Trail, Springwater Township
Description: A historical site and conservation area. Fort Willow sits on a promontory overlooking the Minesing Swamp. It is part of the historical Nine Mile Portage used during the War of 1812.
Directions: For road access, take County Rd. 90 to Grenfel Rd. Travel 5 km north. An alternate route is George Johnston Rd. off either County Rd. 90 or Hwy 26, then go west on Portage Trail for 3 km. The route is well signed. You can park there, and at the back descend a set of steps to reach the trail.
Oro Medonte Rail Trail
Phone : (705)-487-2171 Description: 28 km trail following an abandoned CN rail line. Running parallel to the west shore of Lake Simcoe, passing through the communities of Shanty Bay, Oro Station and Hawkestone.
Directions: Shanty Bay Rd. to Line 1 North. Follow to parking lot.
Springwater Provincial Park
Hwy 26, Midhurst, Phone: (705)-728-7393
Description:Day use park (145 hectares). Contains approximately 13kms of trails (longest trail is 5km). Woodland Nature Trail is 2km, which displays various forest environments. Features include picnic shelters, BBQ's, playground equipment, baseball, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, and wildlife, waterfowl & birds of prey exhibits
Directions: Follow Bayfield St. North to Hwy 26, turn left onto Hwy 26 and follow to the park (approx. 5 min along 26)
South Simcoe Railway
South Simcoe Railway Heritage Corp., P.O. Box 186, Tottenham
Phone: (905) 936-5815
Description: Enjoy an exciting journey through the scenic Beeton Creek Valley aboard a historic steam train. Travel in restored 1920's open-window coaches over the rails of a century-old branch line that once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood. The one-hour trip is highlighted by the Conductor's friendly & informative commentary. Excursions depart from the South Simcoe Railway Station in downtown Tottenham, 20 km west of Hwy 400 on Hwy 9.