Beware of 5 situations
I would like to alert tourists to five situations, although I think even these can add to the enjoyment and fun part:
1. Traffic: Highway 400 going north off Highway 401 and Highway 11 north of Barrie can both become traffic nightmares at weekends and especially on long weekends of late spring, summer and early fall season. The cottage country attracts tourists from near and far. Be aware of peak traffic periods into and out of the region. If trapped in the traffic jam, enjoy the paraphernalia (boats, jet skis, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, ATVs, etc.) that fellow pleasure seeking drivers and especially families are hauling. This all looks so colourful that it may not be a bad idea to take a few good pictures.
2. Be prepared for thunderstorms, rains and evening chilly conditions.
3. Beware of those pesky mosquitoes and flies.
4. Beware of a Moose wandering on to the road especially after the dusk. You don’t want to have an accident with these giants. Although if one gets on the road, you may find a lifetime opportunity to park your car on the shoulder and take a few pictures from the safety of your car.
5. Cyclists and mountain bikers ten to use Highway 35 alot. One is advised to drive with extreme caution as one has to change lane to the oncoming traffic to pass them.
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