5 RV Destinations Where You Can Get Away From It All

When it comes to getting away from it all, you will be hard-pressed tofind a better tool for the job than the comforts of an RV. Add to that the factthat you will discover enough RVing-worthydestinations for a lifetime of exploring across Ontario. That said, getting away from it all isnot the same for all. If you desire a spot off the beaten path where solitude,silence, nature, and relaxation take priority, these five OntarioRV destinations will deliver your kind of a good time.

Racine Lake Campground

You know you are getting off the beaten path when Google can’t help toget you there. Located 25 km north of the town of Chapleau, Ontario, Racine LakeCampground offers a chance to park your home away from home beneath the pines onthe sandy shores of Racine Lake, one of Algoma’s prettiest lakes. Primarily aseasonal campground, overnight sites are limited, and reservations arenecessary. Water edge sites offer a grand view of the pristine lake where theprimary entertainment is sunrise, sunset, and star-filled skies. Racine Lake’ssandy bottom and gradual entry make for excellent swimming for all.

If fishing is of interest, the nearby “secret” lakes offerincredible Walleye and Northern Pike fishing.

An on-site store provides groceries, snacks, a propane refillingstation, showers and internet access are located outside the store. All lots have water hook up and some 15 amp power.

In Chapleau, stroll the town’s waterfront, visit the Chapleau Museum andTourist Information Centre for some local treasures, including abirch bark canoe, CP Rail memorabilia, indigenous beadwork and a collection ofphotos. Take a hike at the Potholes ProvincialNature Reserve; a short interpretive trail leads you to the potholes, sedges andflowering plants growing along the riverbank.

Mississagi Straits Lighthouse Museum andCampground

If your idea of getting away from it all is a spot at the end of land, Mississagi StraitsLighthouse Museum and Campground is that place. Located near Meldrum Bayat the western end of Manitoulin Island, here you will find barebones campingat its best. With only a handful of 15 amp electrical sites, you need to bringeverything you need making it a perfect destination for your RV. With somesites on the shore of Lake Huron, this is a place to go to read, paint, hike,fish and enjoy some peace and tranquility. While doing nothing is a good reasonfor visiting, exploring Meldrum Bay,and the Lighthouse and NetShed Museum are nearby activity options.

Getting here is an adventure in itself, via the MS Chi-Cheemaun from Tobermory or the scenic drive along Highway 6 and over the historic Little Current SwingBridge.Be sure to stop in at Bridal Veil Falls – perhaps ManitoulinIsland‘s mostwell-known tourist stop.

Lazy Rock RV Park & Campground

Lazy Rock RV Park& Campground is a small private campground near Mattawa, Ontario, with a reputation forfantastic hospitality and camping sites to match. Set up on one of the 38 lakeside& pull-thru RV sites available and partake in fishing, canoeing, kayaking,paddle boating and swimming on the secluded Taggart Lake (no gas motors) or sitback and enjoy the view from your site. With no light pollution, the best viewis up after the sun sets and the sky fills with stars and the milky way.Comfort is guaranteed with renovated amenities, new washrooms, showers, docks,picnic tables and for your RV, 30amp RV service with water hookups and afull-service dump station upon exiting the park.

Beyond the campground, the Eau Claire Gorgeconservation area is just a short drive away, as is theopportunity to hike or cycle through Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Ifyour good time involves the rumble of an engine and a dirt trail, you will lovethe 300 plus kilometers ATV playground that is the VMUTS trail system.

In the nearby town of Mattawa, be sure to visit the Mattawa Museum, the local artisans and antiqueshops and the gallery of world-renowned artist Clermont Duval.

Veilleux Marina &Campground

Located 16 km north of Hearst, Ontario, at the edge of an impressivechain of five lakes, Veilleux Marina &Campground offers various sites, from lake views to wooded sites. Choose from fullservices (water, electricity, sewage, washrooms, showers, laundromat) orwithout services are available. The on-site convenience store and licensedrestaurant let you focus on relaxing. Poutine on the outdoor deck overlookingthe lake is a must-do.

Water-based activities dominate here. The chain of lakes is well knownfor its exceptional fishing and a wide variety of sporting activities,swimmers, kayakers, windsurfers, recreational boaters and waterskiers; welcometo the playground. Spectacular sunsets over the lake are almost guaranteed, andthere is always the possibility the Northern Lights will make an appearance.

In Hearst, be sure to stop in at the Scierie Heritage Sawmill and learn about the area’s lumberjack history, sample some local spiritsat Rheault Distillery or take a hike at the nearby Fushimi Lake ProvincialPark.

Pine Point Resort

Located in Upsala, Ontario, Pine Point Resort campground is a bit of a drive fromhighway 17; your effort is rewarded with a lakeside camping experience in themiddle of nowhere. The 28 trailer camper sites with hookups are located on LacDes Mille Lacs, surrounded by water on three sides and a pine forest on theother. Nature is the star here as the sights and sounds of nature surround you.Bald Eagles soar above and sightings of bear and moose are possible. Spend theday swimming and the night star gazing by your campfire. Don’t forget yourfishing rod; after all, this is Ontario’s fishingparadise.Boat rentals are available.

Yes, getting away from it all is not the same for all. If you desire aspot off the beaten path where solitude, silence, nature, and relaxation takepriority. In that case, the above five Ontario Rving destinations will surelydeliver your kind of a good time.