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Junction of Highway #400 and Highway #12
South to City of Barrie, ON, via Hwy #400, 85 km's. North to Town of Parry Sound, ON; 52 km's. South to City of Orillia, on; Town of Whitby, ON, Greater Toronto, ON.
Junction of Highway #400 and Highway #12
NOTE: Highway #69 becomes Highway #400 at this point. For highway travel north via Ontario Highway #69 The Trans Canada Highway. - See Ontario Highway #69 travel guide - Sudbury South to the Junction of Highway #400 for highway driving directions

Point of Interest
Crossing the Coldwater River, Ontario. The Coldwater River originates in the Oro moraine west of Lake Simcoe, Ontario and flows west to empty into the Ontario Matchedash Bay on Georgian Bay.
Junction of Highway #17(regional)
North to community of Coldwater, ON; Port Severn, ON; Lock #45, (Trent Severn Waterway System)Severn Falls, ON; Big Chute Marine Railway. The Trent-Severn Waterway is a canal system connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Georgian Bay, ON.
Photo of Lock #45 Port Severn.(Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada)
Trent-Severn natural waterways include the Ontario, Trent River, Ontario, Otonabee River, the Ontario, Kawartha lakes, Ontario, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and the Ontario Severn River. The total length of the waterway is 386 km, beginning at Trenton, Ontario, with roughly 32 km of man-made channels. There are 44 locks, including 36 conventional locks, two sets of flight locks, hydraulic lift locks at Peterborough, ON; and Kirkfield, ON.
Junction of Highway #19 (regional)
West to community of Moonstone, Ontario, Orr Lake, Ontario.
Community of Warminster, Ontario
Junction of Highway #22 (Regional)
West to Barrie, Ontario, Koa Campground 21 km's West
Bass Lake Ontario Provincial Park
2 km's West. camping. Bass Lake has 182 campsites, 92 elec. sites, showers. Follow Waterview Trail and learn how Bass Lake park, a farm for more than 100 years, was transformed to a recreational park. Just west of Orillia - close to historic Huronia - it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing and boating. Its fields and trails good for skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
Junction of Highway #11 (Regional)
North access to City of Orillia, Ontario, all services. South to cities of Barrie, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario.
Orillia, Ontario - Memorial Ave -
North to downtown Orillia, Ontario. - Located on the shores of two lakes; Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia was founded in 1867. Orillia, Ontario, is known as the Sunshine City located the heart of Lake Country, Ontario. Attractions in and around Orillia: - The Orillia Opera House - Stephen Leacock Museum, OH; This national historic site shows the original waterfront home and grounds of the famous writer. - Orillia Farmers' Market. This farmers Market has been held since 1872. Open every Saturday, year-round, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. - Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters, & Museum, open to the general public. - Orillia's waterfront; Free Showers , Fishing Pier, Restaurants. - Orillia Museum of Art & History, features Orillia's past history through an large collection of artifacts and photos.
Forest Ave
Access to Stephen Leacock Museum. South access to boat launch
Orillia Boat Cruses
North of highway
Junction of Highway #44 (Regional)
Community of Atherley, Ontario. North to community of Longford, Ontario, Floral Park, Ontario. West to Mara Provincial Park 5 km's. Camping. Mara has 105 campsites, 36 with elec. sites, flush toilets showers. For over 4,000 years, natives built weirs to harvest fish teeming in the narrows here between lakes Couchiching and Simcoe. Perch still spawn here and anglers also come for bass, muskie and trout. The main attraction of this little park near Orillia is the wide, sandy beach, one of Lake Simcoe's best.
Community of Uptergrove, Ontario
Access from highway
McRae Point Ontario Provincial Park
South 5 km's. Camping McRae Point has 203 campsites, 166 elec. sites, 125 pull through sites, flush toilets, showers. This small peninsula on Lake Simcoe is an ideal summer playground for swimming, boating and fishing. A drumlin on the south side is topped with hardwood forest and drains into swamp and wetlands. Explore the pathless woods and discover yellow-throated vireos and rattlesnake fern.
Meadows End Trailer Park, ON
East side of highway.
Junction Simcoe Road #169
Access from highway
Services at highway
West side of highway
Junction of Highway #47 regional
Community of Brechin, Ontario.
Community of Gamebridge, Ontario - Photo - Trent Severn Waterway
Bridge crossing Trent Severn Waterway (National Historic Site). The Ontario Trent-Severn Waterway, flows 386 km along central Ontario. Construction on the waterway began in the Ontario, Kawartha Lakes region in 1833 with the Lock at Bobcaygeon, Ontario marking its beginning. It took over 87 years to complete the waterway. The Trent-Severn system is still in service and is maintained and operated by Parks Canada.
Junction of Highway #48 regional
East to community of Bolsover, Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Note Highway #48 overlaps with highway#12
Balsam Lake Ontario Provincial Park
East To Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Camping. Balsam Lake has 505 campsites,with 213 elec. sites. Located in the picturesque Kawarthas, Balsam Lake is an all-season recreational park along the Trent-Severn Waterway. In summer, swim at a clean, safe beach, hike to a lookout tower, fish for bass, sail and windsurf. Come in spring for wildflowers and in October for autumn glory.
Services at highway , fuel
West side of highway
Junction of Highway #15 regional
West to community of Beaverton, Ontario. East to community of Argyle, Ontario. Beaverton, ON; was first settled in 1822. The town has a visitor information center, located at the rear of the Beaverton Town Hall. Attraction in Beaverton, Ontario, - Farmers' Market Beaverton, Every Friday 2pm - 6pm; Located at the rear of the Library. - Annual Beaverton Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale - Beaverton Canada Day Celebration - Beaverton Fall Fair, features a agriculture fair, car show, horse shows. - Beaverton Lions' Annual Winter Carnival, Held in early February.
Simcoe Shores Golf Club
2 km's west
Junction of Highway #48 regional. Sibbald Point Provincial Park
Highway #48 overlaps with highway #12. West to Sibbald Point Provincial Park. Camping.The park has 604 campsites, 284 elec. sites. For 130 years before this area became a park, it was home of the Sibbald family. Tour Eildon Hall, the 19th-century family manor, and visit St. George's Church, the family church, near the shore. This park also has sandy beaches, shady picnic areas, forested hiking trails and activities for children
Junction of Highway #7 Kings Highway. The Trans Canada Highway (Central Ontario Route)
East to town of Lindsay, Ontario. Note highway #7 overlaps highway #12. Attraction sin and around Lindsay, ON. - Victoria County Historical Society & Museum; Features Lindsay and area's history. - Trent Severn Waterway.
Services at highway
East side of highway
Community of Sunderland, Ontario
The Town of Sunderland, Ontario, was built on a grant in the early 1820s by The United Empire Loyalists.
Junction of Highway #10

Community of Blackwater, Ontario
West to community of Udora, Ontario
Point of Interest
Crossing the Ontario, Beaver River. The Beaver River in Ontario is a tributary of the Severn River which empties into Hudson Bay.
Point of Interest
Entering Township of Scugog, Ontario; north boundry. The Township of Scugog is located on the shores of Lake Scugog, ON. Lake Scugog is a man-made lake.
Junction of Highway #6 regional
Community of Saintfield, Ontario. East to community of Seagrave, Ontario.
Community of Greenbank, Ontario
Home of he Greenbank Folk Music Society. The season consists of monthly concerts October to May, held in the Greenbank Centennial Hall.
Junction of Highway #47 regional
West to community of Uxbridge, Ontario. The first settlers in the Uxbridge area were Quakers who started arriving in 1806 from the Catawissa area of Pennsylvania, USA. Attractions in Uxbridge, Ontario, Ontario. - The Uxbridge-Scott Museum and Archives; The museum features artifacts,history about the township's agricultural heritage. The Museum has nine heritage buildings as well as heritage herb and flower gardens. Other attractions - The Thomas Foster Memorial Temple. - Lucy Maud Montgomery Leaskdale Manse Museum. The museum has been designated as a National and Provincial Historic Site, featuring Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote 11 of her 22 books in Leaskdale. - The Quaker Meeting House, circa, 1820 - York-Durham Heritage Railway, Experience a leisurely train ride trip through the Oak Ridges Moraine. The York-Durham Heritage Railway is operated entirely by volunteers of the York-Durham Heritage Railway Association.
Junction of Highway #8 regional
East to town of Port Perry, Ontario, all services. Port Perry, Ontario, is known for its picturesque, Victorian-era downtown. - Attractions in and around Port Perry, Ontario; Mississauga First Nation Pow Wow - Scugog Shores Historical Museum. The Scugog Shores Museum is located on Scugog Island. The museum features, 12 restored buildings in the historic village, flower and vegetable gardens, also the Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands. - Port Perry Waterfront Trail; This trail follows along Ontario's; Lake Scugog, access to beaches. - Scugog Island Cruises, where one can tour Lake Scugog, on a 100-passenger vessel.
Junction of Highway #7a Kings Highway & Highway #21 regional
Community of Manchester, Ontario. East to Town of Port Perry, Ontario. West to community of Utica, Ontario.
Community of Myrtle Station, Ontario
Access from highway
Junction of Highway #5 regional
Community of Myrtle, Ontario. West to community of Ashburn, Ontario. East to Raglan, Ontario.
Junction of Highway #26 regional
South to Town of Whitby, Ontario; City of Oshawa, Ontario; Darlington National Park, camping.Darlington has 315 campsites, 135 elec. sites. The legacy of American settlers to Lake Ontario's fertile shore remains - a tiny cemetery and log cabin - at this recreational park east of Oshawa. In winter, one can skate on Ontario's; McLaughlin Bay or toboggan in the hills.
Community of Brooklin, Ontario
Access from highway
Junction of Highway #7 Kings Highway & Highway #3 regional
West to community of Kinsale, Ontario. Note Highway #7 overlaps highway #12. Highway #12 becomes #12 regional.
Junction of Highway #4 regional (Taunton Road)
Town of Whitby, Ontario. South to downtown Whitby & highway #401. - Attractions in Whitby, Ontario: - Whitby History Museum & Children's Centre - Access to Beaches: Iroquois Beach Park, offers a sandy shoreline - Lions Promenade; offers great views of Lake Ontario.
Junction of Highway #4 regional (Taunton Road) -
West to City of Toronto, Ontario. East to City of Oshawa, Ontario; Darlington Provincial Park, camping.North Port Perry, Ontario, Orillia, Ontario. Attractions in and around Oshawa, Ontario: The Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa: Features over 70 vehicles displayed in an authentic 1920s car dealership, also displayed are bicycles, tools, musical instruments, radios, televisions, graphics, photos, etc., relating to the periods of the cars are used throughout the building. - Oshawa Community Museum and Archives: Features; local history through the interpretation of three restored buildings showing the lifestyles of Oshawas early settlers. - Parkwood, a National Historic Site, was home to auto baron R. Samuel McLaughlin (founder of General Motors of Canada)- The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum; Canada's largest collection of operational military vehicles, tours are available. - The Canadian Aviation Expo: Canada's largest Aviation Trade Show and Fly-in. This show has earned the title 'Canada's Premier Aviation Event' -- Start/Finish of Road Map Highway Travel Guide -e