Lake Huron Travel Guide

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    Blind River of the North Channel
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    Underrated North

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 29, 2015

    The area north of Huron used to be the mining El Dorado of Ontario. The mining boom is long gone but with this kind of baggage it is rather difficult to slide into the tourism business on a grand scale. Plus the waters here are not as balmy as in the south, since they are in close proximity to and contact with the waters of Lake Superior – the coldest of all Great Lakes. Nevertheless, the shore around Blind River seems to be blessed with shallow waters and magnificent beaches appreciated a by locals and passersby along the busy TransCanada highway.

    Blind River of the North Channel Wading the Huron... Further and ... Farther
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    Dramatic East

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 29, 2015

    Eastern Huron is bordering the Muskoka region of Ontario. It has become famous amongst the Toronto moneyed city folk and some other types long time ago. This is where the severe beauty of the lake district inspired one of the greatest Canadian painters Tom Thompson to create his masterpieces and die mysteriously in the process. For the less fortunate or blessed by the respective divinity it still remains a valuable piece of property and this is exactly how the general public has treated it. A cottage in the Muskoka or this part of Huron Lake shore sells for thousands and even millions as if this is not the wilderness but the downtown of Toronto. Mind you, the cottages around might pretend that they are not villas but they certainly have all the trappings of civilization and outhouses might be constructed for the sole purpose of amusing the visitors. The rugged beauty of the landscape has its downsides in the form of millions of mosquitoes chasing the dweller relentlessly behind screens and thus limiting the mobility on land. Plying the lake waters with boats of all sorts and shapes is one if the ways to get rid of the tiny bug (gers) and soak in the essence of this liquid paradise in stone frame.

    Tom Thomson Country Cottages pretending not to be villas Mosquito-infested idyll
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    Balmy south

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 29, 2015

    The South has the greatest number of sandy beaches; one of them even competes for the title of the longest fresh water beach in the World. As if it were not such a champion it would be less attractive to the thousands who tread its grains. What makes the South more useful though is the fact that the beaches are splashed by waters that are relatively warm and thus suitable for swimming. There are rumours for treacherous undertow but apparently many have managed to overcome it and live to tell the tale of this inconsistent myth. Maybe this is how one keeps the children close to the shore and out of trouble. Grand Bend and Goderich are the playgrounds for the throngs of vacationers in Ontario with the inclination for bathing and beer drinking while roasting till fully cooked. The area is so popular amongst the Toronto and other southern Ontario folk that is has become an investment spot where one can park his money in the form of grandiose cottages hidden away in tree groves so it does hit the uninitiated in the head with the counter message: inconspicuous is the essence.

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