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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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Great Fishing

Have fished this great lake for many years and have seen it in the best and worst of times. The silver salmon (coho) and steelhead trout are few and far between but the numbers of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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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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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We are Southern California spoiled with beaches and waterfronts. This lake stunk, had inches of algae and the beach appeared man made.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have fished this great lake for many years and have seen it in the best and worst of times. The silver salmon (coho) and steelhead trout are few and far between but the numbers of chinook and lake trout have grown to more than offset the prior species losses. Water quality has also improved significantly over the last 4 decades... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

To stand there at the pier or to walk along one of the beaches you can really see how great the view is and how clean our lake it compared to other places :)

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The lakeside cottages, often an escape for Toronto high rise livers, bring charm and accessibility to the shores of Lake Ontario. Pleasant towns like Fenelon Falls offer fresh lake fish restaurants even if you can't catch your own Largemouth Bass while fishing on the lake. Don't forget to pick up a fishing licence! Swimming off the shore is a delight,... More 

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Edmore, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Toronto is a young, hip, and happening place and it is even more so because it has this incredible backdrop to add to its character. While not the greatest of the Great Lakes, Ontario is still an impressive expanse of beautiful fresh water.

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Davangere, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of the most serene lakes I have visited anywhere. The water's cold though most of the year. The gentle ripples, the calm surroundings leave you wanting more. Good for a evening walk, a simple bicycle ride along its shores or even for a a 20-30 minute sit out enjoying the cool breeze it has to offer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful lake. Stayed in a friends cabin, fished a little and really enjoyed nature. Very quiet and just what you need for a get away vacation.. Enjoy as I did..

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Newcastle, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Awesome lake. Lovely to see the sunrises and sunsets over the lake and it's wonderful to sit beside and have a picnic etc.

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Mission, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a beautiful relaxing lake. The views from the shore are totally awesome. We enjoyed our stay in the area.

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Etobicoke

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Etobicoke
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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