Camping near Barrie with horseback riding

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Charming Farm Stay In Uxbridge

8 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · Uxbridge, ON
We would love to share with you a touch of country living. Come and enjoy some peace and quiet on our farm. It is located in the perfect area to get away, yet close enough to enjoy the city attractions as well. Stay warm and cozy by the fire pit while taking in the spectacular view of the stars. We experience some beautiful sunsets and sunrises too so don’t forget your camera! Since our farm is a small intimate affair, with just a few sites available to rent, booking ahead is advised!
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Three Ponds Homestead

5 sites · Lodging, Tents25 acres · Severn, ON
Nestled on the outskirts of Orillia, our serene 25-acre property and horse farm is minutes from Bass Lake and 15 minutes from local marinas. Our hidden gem homestead is the perfect place to disconnect. Trails to walk/hike, fields and forests to play in and the option for overnight pasture or stall horse board for our equine friends. You'll love the tranquility here. Follow us on IG at "Three.Ponds" for more pics, videos and info, including our Three Ponds Retreat dates!
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WÄRME Sauna Cabin: Couples Retreat

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Tottenham, ON
Check into a Spa Cabin - a SPOT TO RETREAT to relax and endure downtime : by yourself, a romantic stay to connect, or two close friends who are looking for quality time 'away from it all' - enjoy the benefits oF sauna/spa culture or use our spot as an off grid tiny cabin (with power & camper style outside cook space or restaurants to order from nearby). Queen bed. Bedding supplied. Mini fridge inside cabin. No oven/microwave. Bbq, toaster, electric cooktop, water, tea, coffee. Cutlery, plates bbq utensils supplied. Upon request/availability we welcome you with a meditative sound bath using crystal sound bowls - grounding, centring, calming the thinking mind among the panoramic view. We then hand you a plush spa robe. Provided in the cabin Facial supplies (exfoliate, cleanse, nourish ), body scrubs, massage oils, and hotel quality spa linens to name a few. This is an experientail stay, a small cabin heated by a wood burning stove - & a large 8 person sauna aside from the cabin lounge space & Queen size bed... Dip in the outside Hot tub on a covered deck looking into Scenic hills surrounded by 100’s of farm land - think your favorite Ontario spa's with no crowds. The 2 acre property is full of evergreens; fire pits, yoga gazebo, sun decks star gazing and restautants nearby for a date night. We encourage guests to explore . Horse stables, nature trails, farmland spot to buy fresh honey, eggs nearby. Or if you just want to listen to music, journal, read a book, watch birds ; & reflect on life - the high vibrational energy of the lands are sure to tap into your inner peace. Must be comfortable operating & starting a fire. If this is of interest, message and let us create an unforgettable experience for you!
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Natures Acres

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents39 acres · Mount Forest, ON
A perfect place to escape and rejuvenate the soul! Our beautiful 39-acre property consists of hard and softwood forests, open meadows for activities, and flat and grassy fields. Whether you're camping with your family or with a group of friends, this remote and private property is the perfect destination for a vacation retreat. There are plenty of trails surrounding the property where one can enjoy connecting with the sights and sounds of nature. Plenty of different bird species, rabbits, deer and wild turkeys abound and often on summer nights around the campfire you can hear the howl of the coyotes. This is a beautiful, tranquil piece of paradise, very private and fantastic for stargazing. We also have a couple goats, pot bellied pigs and chickens on the property. Guests can help themselves to the farm fresh eggs when on site camping. Whether you’re bringing an RV or a tent, we have the perfect campsite for you! We look forward to hosting you and welcoming you to our little piece of paradise.
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Forest Glamping Dome with Trails

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Orillia, ON
Nestled among cathedral high maple trees, this is an ultimate nature space. Our unique geodesic dome provides an upscale camping experience with all the amenities of a hotel. Enjoy a bit of solitude or celebrate a special occasion with a loved one. Sit by the fire while listening to the trees sway back and forth next to this geodesic dome. Sleep under the star filled sky or bask in the sunlight coming through the clear rooftop.
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❤️186 ACRES OF FARM HORSE CAMPING 🐎🐄

6 sites · Tents189 acres · Tay, ON
Learn more about this land:Pitch a tent on our 186 acres of FARM CAMPING and enjoy a gorgeous nearly untouched wilderness experience and bring your fuzzy socks and boots if you want to add in an equestrian experience. Nobody around for miles - LITERALLY! 12 horses on site if you like to ride and camp all at the same place. Gorgeous and serene ! Pricing for trail rides - sleigh rides separate. You can also bring your own horses for horse camping we have a beautiful new facility to accommodate almost any equestrian need. Upon arrival you can safely park your car and we can if desired carry your gear and you pack to the camping acreage via our tractor or golf cart or simply walk yourself - it’s not far. Our outhouse is near the main house - we have access to a SOLIS X for an extra fee if you need WIFI. Farm fresh eggs also available to cook over your fire from our 12 new and amazing chickens ! Free of charge ... we will do anything possible to make your stay comfy and relaxed. Please note - firewood is available for an extra fee (we prefer if you don’t bring your own since some can be infected with invasive species and we try to protect the area as much as possibles). Firewood is $6.00 a bag and typically includes starters and kindling) depending on the local supplier we use. Coming in the summer - fire pits - bunkies - GLAMPING - and more but for now - come walk / hike our endless trails lined with black berry bushes and wild strawberries along our “secret garden” and enjoy absolute privacy and solitude knowing we are sort of nearby if you need anything at all. We are new at this - just bought this amazing property but we are here to share the experience- WELCOME to our journey - we are at the first step. If you have any questions please ask ! We want to accommodate everyone as best we can :) Need a baby seat or carrier - we can help ... if you forgot your rain coat just text us, we’ll run one out to you and if you want to ride the horses as well .. just let us know your experience level and we will try to accommodate (it may not always be possible so please ask in advance it cannot be done on arrival) . We have very skilled trail guides and coaches on staff and we offer husband horses for those in the know :) We don’t have any set prices for trail rides yet so give us a shout and we’ll work it out but typically we offer lessons at 75.00 an hour - it’s difficult to price not knowing skill levels and staff required to support your experience so we hope you understand. Mostly we want you to come - unload your baggage and walk into our little slice of heaven ... we call it respite for your soul and we think you’ll think so too. You can see more photos on IG - Twitter and FB “SOUTHWINDS FARM” come say hello ! When you come to check in you can just carry on your way with little interaction if you like or have a visit with our fury friends or we’ll help you get to where you’re going (you can pick almost anywhere you like on the acreage) we do provide a rudimentary map and information about our surrounding area. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your stay better. All garbage and recycling must be packed up removed upon checkout. Happy Camping!
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Unicamp Of Ontario

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · Mulmur, ON
Welcome to Unicamp, situated in Dufferin County, just north of Shelburne, Ontario, nestled within the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. Our enchanting retreat spans 50 acres of serene landscapes, including meadows, coniferous and deciduous forests, marshes, streams, and caves. Discover the allure of our sanctuary, featuring two beaches along a 2.5-acre spring-fed pond, offering a perpetually safe swimming environment. Experience the magic of Unicamp, where nature's wonders abound.
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Alabaster Acres

3 sites · RVs100 acres · Caledon, ON
One of the oldest farms in Caledon. Alabaster Acres is a family run, agri-tourism farm with a focus on maple syrup production, Glamping, outdoor activities and experiences, workshops and raising some of the sweetest mini goats you'll ever meet. Come and join us to learn about and enjoy life on the farm.
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Cedar Creek Forest Camping

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents97 acres · Tay, ON
Welcome to Cedar Creek Forest Camping! Voted second best campsite in Canada in 2021 and ranked number 2 in Ontario in 2022. I have 97 acres of very private camping. The forest is a bird watcher’s and nature lover’s paradise. I have developed miles of flat groomed trails and a 3-acre pond (plus several bush ponds). The sites are spread around the pond and are close but not right beside it. There is an abundant amount of wildlife to explore: birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and mammals call this home. There is a small swimming hole on the island but otherwise the pond is full of aquatic life. The sites and trails are maintained all year long and the forest is quiet and beautiful. I have planted over 3000 trees with the help of the Severn Sound Environmental Association. The forest is registered as a managed woodlot with the province and habitat preservation/restoration is the priority goal. Please DO NOT bring firewood for your visit. I have large bags of cured firewood that was sustainable harvested from the forest available. Invasive insects and disease can be transferred from imported wood. Guests are welcome to quietly explore the forest trails but are asked to stay on the trail. Many birds and animals nest in the forest. My campsite is family-friendly (and pet-friendly), and 420 friendly too. Guests can easily drive up to and park at all campsites. My camp site is tolerant and respectful of all humans, animals and things. The Yurtle structures were built from Hemlock trees that were cut from this forest and processed into boards, then engineered into unique camping huts. Large windows capture the glory of the surrounding forest and sun sets, while wood stoves warm campers on those cold days/nights. Guests are asked to remove excessive garbage and recycling when possible. Thanks for viewing and visiting, cheers and peace, Dave
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Two Pup Lane

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Collingwood, ON
Please come and camp on my beautiful, one acre property. The space comes with plenty of dry flat camp areas to tent or set up a yurt etc. A bon-fire with lots of sitting area, boocie ball, washers a BBQ and a view of Simcoe towards Wasaga Beach with a view of the water in the distance. There is also room to park and even bring a camper trailer or RV.
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Cripple Creek

5 sites · Tents26 acres · Victoria Harbour, ON
26 acres of bush and open space. Several ponds and creeks. Hiking trails as well. Located close to beaches and fishing on Georgian bay as well as snowmobile trails. Lots of open space. The Tay trail for cycling is 3 kms away as well as all amenities 10 minutes down the road in Midland. Bonfires, horseshoe pits and clean fresh air. 5 minute frive to "Saint Marie among the Hurons, Indian village and the Wye marsh, which contains many live birds of prey in cages as well as miles of boardwalks through the marsh and guided canoe trips as well.
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Hodgins Campsite Muskoka, ON

6 sites · Tents100 acres · Waubaushene, ON
Learn more about this land:Enjoy camping on 100 beautiful acres in Muskoka, Ontario.Our property is close to multiple bodies of water such as Georgian Bay, Gloucester Pool, Six Mile Lake, and more.The close proximity to water will allow you to go fishing, boating, and swimming during your stay!Our land is all forested and natural with mature trees and granite rocks. We have 6 campsites available for tent or RV camper (dry camping only). Pets are welcome, campfires are permitted. This is a true camping experience in the Muskoka region!
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Overview

Set on the shores of Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay, downtown Barrie can feel like an escape. Watercraft filled with happy boaters roll in and out of the main marina, while parks and beaches stretch for several kilometres along the shoreline. Live events and festivals light up the night, including the concert stage and glittering midway of Kempenfest in July and August. Spend some time strolling through the butterfly bushes and rose gardens at Sunnidale Park’s arboretum, or head back in time at Historic Fort Willow, a supply depot during the War of 1812. Then head for the hills—some of the province’s best public parks and ski resorts (which welcome mountain bikers in summer) are just a short drive away.

Where to go

Springwater Provincial Park

Just 15 minutes’ drive northwest of downtown Barrie, Springwater is small but mighty. There’s no camping here, but day-use visitors can enjoy 12 kilometres of hiking and biking trails, some skirting a swan-filled pond. Winter is also fun—the park grooms eight kilometres of cross-country ski trails, plus a designated snowshoe path.

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Set on the Boyne River and Earl Rowe Lake, this is a perfect place to get into the water. With two big beaches, plus a massive, one-acre swimming pool, campers can rent a canoe from a booth on East Beach, or watch the salmon spawning at the fish ladder. Then spend the night at one of 400 campsites.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

The world’s largest freshwater archipelago, this park once inspired the Group of Seven, Canada’s most legendary painters. Here, the rugged rock of the Canadian Shield meets the clear waters of Georgian Bay. Swim in sheltered coves on Beausoleil Island (some with romantic names, like Honeymoon Bay), fish, hike, bike, canoe, and kayak, then spend the night—they’ve got cabins, glamping, and camping.

Sibbald Point Provincial Park

The beach is the biggest drawing card here. Lining Lake Simcoe, the sand stretches in a big, broad crescent with gentle waves perfect for families. Once you’ve dipped your toes, climb into a boat, canoe, or motorboat, or fish for jumbo perch, pike, trout, and northern pike. (You can also ice fish in winter.)

When to go

This part of Central Ontario experiences four very distinct seasons—the darkest nights in winter can dip below -40°C, while summer days can top 35°C. Time your visit to coincide with your interests: Skiers and snowboarders can expect good snow on the nearby slopes from December to March, while swimmers can get in the lakes from June to early September. Autumn is always glorious with an explosion of colour and some of the best sweater weather you’ll find anywhere.

Know before you go

  • Barrie sits about an hour’s drive north of Toronto. Roughly halfway between Toronto and the heart of Muskoka, traffic on Highway 400—the main thoroughfare connecting the two—can be very heavy in summer, especially on Fridays (northbound) and Sundays (southbound).
  • Load up before you leave town—Barrie has a number of camping and sporting goods stores and big supermarkets.
  • Instead of driving, take the GO Train—the distinctive green, double-decker cars of Toronto’s commuter rail system connect Barrie with downtown’s Union Station in under 90 minutes.

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