We would like to tow our 22'TT from near Buffalo (actually Crystal Beach Ont) to Sudbury and on to Sault St. Marie to access the Lake Superior portion of the Great Lakes Circle. Should we head over to Lake Huron and follow the coast around Georgian Bay? Or should we get on the main drag and head north through Hamilton and Barrie? We will be leaving Crystal Beach about August 7th and can take about three weeks to do the entire trip. Would it be better to hurry on over to Lake Superior and start our sightseeing there? Many thanks for help. lizzie
You can do both. Hurray one way and take it easy the other. Lots of things to do on the southern Ontario portion. If in a hurry you can cut off a lot of time by taking the Ferry at Tobermory over to 17.
If you have 3 weeks to make the trip I'd not be in a hurry. I'd recomend Kilarney Provincial Park (South of Sudbury) and also Fairbank PP (just NW of Sudbury) Fairbank has electric sites right on the wates edge, road going in used to be a nightmare but worth it. Sudbury to the Sault is a bit of a drag of a drive IMO. There are some cute towns worth a look. When you go North of Sault to Thunderbay you you are in the park and the scenery and sites are amazing. You will be lucky to get a cell signal between towns so prepare for that. Not sure about what to do in regards to RVing south of Barrie. If I were to plan it I'd start after Barrie, heading up the 400 hwy. Another option is to take hwy 11 North and look into Arrowhead Provinical park in huntsville. From there I'd jump over to the 400 Via 118 (small back track) or the 520 or the likes there of to Parry Sound and continue on. Worth noting that Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville are all cute little towns with many tourists from TO and south. Muskoka lakes are the playground for the rich and famous in the summer.
We once looked into the ferry from Tobermory but from what I recall it is 1) VERY costly and 2) think it leaves at a crazy early time, if you miss it you'r done for.
South of Thunderbay in Dorion is site of Canada's longest suspension bridge. A private park with clean sites and washrooms. We stayed once and was happy with the park, pretty wide open but good for a night. North of Thunderbay PAst Kekabeka falls all the way to Dryden is a bit barron, I'm sure you will want to make a run for it, not much to see there however check out Kekabeka Falls, I recomend staying at Happyland RV.. It's a pretty decent park. Take a fishing rod and some spinners, use minnows and you'll catch some fish of a lifetime. Inlaws have a cabin north of Dryden about an hour, we'll actually be a week ahead of you I think. It's a good time to go as the bugs wont be bad. Watch for Moose and deer though.. Not uncomon, always standing on the road around a bend. Hope I was able to provide some insight spark some ideas.
Thanks to everyone for the excellent advice. We will be spending a week near Crystal Beach before setting out for the Superior Circle. I think we will watch the weather closely and choose a route accordingly. I am familiar with Grimsby and enjoyed TowHaul's blog very much. Your rig looks very much like ours! lizzie