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Lake Ontario

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Address: , Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Sailing, Kayaking
Description: One of the mighty Great Lakes that offers outstanding tourism and...
One of the mighty Great Lakes that offers outstanding tourism and recreation opportunities for every season.
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$106*
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Sail the Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario
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$140*
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Friday Night Wine and Cheese Sail in Toronto
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$56*
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Cycle and Wine-Tasting Tour with Optional Picnic Lunch

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Large lake and well developed lakeshore

This is one of the biggest lakes in the world. The lake side is developed quite well wherever you encounter it. If you decide to bike along the lake shore, you can do it from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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Avenel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Cruise ship covers 3 islands and one can see the beautiful view of Toronto Skyline and downtown! The park in the center island is good for picnic as well. Cheers!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the biggest lakes in the world. The lake side is developed quite well wherever you encounter it. If you decide to bike along the lake shore, you can do it from Toronto to Oshawa and almost up to Niagra.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The majority of the lake is very beautiful and clean compared to other lakes i have seen. There are some fantastic walks to do for a large proportion around the lake. There are cafes and restaurants dotted around the lake especially in the around the Toronto area of the lake. A perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

How do you review a lake ? I like to walk down the boardwalk -- there are benches to relax on, and during the summer quite busy. Lots of restaurants along the way

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We drove along the shore of Lake Ontario from Niagara Falls toward Toronto. On the way we discovered an interesting harbor near Grimsby. Left overs from pirate days.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lake Ontario, one of 5 great lakes of North America. Bound on the North and West by Canada, and the US South. The fishermen want to tell you about the Salmon and Brown Trout in the lake. It's the 14th largest lake in the World.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As one local put it, "Chicago has a much nicer lake and beach area. They did ruin it with expressways." I am from Chicago, yes, but he is correct. There isn't much beach area (that I'd seen) around the downtown area. The saving grace is the beach areas on the Toronto Islands. If you're going to go to a beach,... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Had a very special day here, although it was a wet day we made our own fun. Great lunch proved by my adopted family from Toronto. need foot wear as beah is all pebbles

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Rochester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We actually were in Toronto area for a few days, and visited Niagara Falls. the falls were really amazing ,also took a trip on the made of the mist ,which we were given light weight macs as the spray from the falls was heavy . Worth what it cost, as will only do this once .We then finished the holiday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited beaches in Toronto on lake Ontario. Water appeared very clear and nice to paddle in. Not too cool and saw others swimming in it.

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Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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