Canadian summers are all about soaking up the sun and getting out on the water. There’s something so magical about being out in a lake or river, seeing the light sparkle and dance on the water and savouring the peace and quiet of our natural surroundings.
In York Durham Headwaters (YDH), we’ve got Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario – as well as many smaller bodies of water – to keep us cool in the summer. If you’re craving aquatic adventures, YDH is the place to be. Read on for our favourite spots to spend the fishing, try stand-up paddleboarding and tackle thrilling watersports.
With two fishing ponds nestled in a park-like setting, this is the ideal place to enjoy a day outdoors with the family. When you’re finished, your catch of the day is cleaned and packed on ice for the trip home!
Slip away for the day and experience the tranquility of fishing in nature. Bring a picnic and fish rainbow trout in the park’s peaceful ponds. For a change of pace, take a hike along the trails that wind along the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine.
Durham has some of the best fishing for anglers of all ages and abilities! Click the link above to find out more about fishing Lake Simcoe, Frenchman’s Bay and Lake Scugog – including the kinds of fish you’ll find.
Experience SUP in a fun and relaxed environment, with lessons at Frenchman’s Bay in historic Pickering. If Zen is your thing, be sure to check out SUP yoga here! Our YDH InstaFamily had a blast learning the sport on their weekend getaway earlier this summer!
Learn everything you need to know about stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)! Take a beginner SUP lesson (we especially like the sunset tours) led by Paddle Canada Certified Instructors and feel the freedom and power that comes with learning this new sport.
Visit Georgina’s first sea-doo rental company for some fast-paced summer action and experience Lake Simcoe like never before! Rent a sea-doo and get out on the water for a totally exhilarating adventure. You’ll cruise the lake and see sights you’d never spot on land!
Here you’ll find waterskiing and cable wakeboarding for all ages and abilities on a one-of-a-kind private freshwater lake. You can also enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, SUP, beach volleyball and picnics. Bring the family and stay all day!
Learn, practice and improve wakeboarding skills at this cable wakeboard park! Other on-the-water activities include SUP yoga and kayaking. And this year, you’ve got to try the totally new, totally awesome inflatable aqua park!
Where Will You Go First?
For summertime outdoor adventures in Canada, nothing beats being on the water! The only hard part is…deciding what to do first!