Hidden Gem Road Trip 2012

We’re taking a virtual road trip to some of Ontario’s most stunning attractions and hidden gems.  Let us know where you think our virtual trip should stop next – is it your favourite diner or the best place to watch the sunset, or even the best campsite to spend the night.   Plus, don’t forget to order your free 2012-2013 Ontario Road Map here.

Pit Stop # 1 – Silver Islet, Ontario


Once a silver mining town on the shores of Lake Superior, Silver Islet is the picture perfect stop as you explore the Lake Superior coastline. The historic Silver Islet General Store which has stood here since the nineteenth century. Originally, the company store for the Silver Islet Mining and Lands Company, it’s tasteful restoration will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The welcoming blue exterior and picture perfect interior make it the perfect photo op on your journey.

Silver Islet General Store

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Once you’ve fueled up with some treats at the general store you can venture along the Lake Superior coastline, or stop and explore some of the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park’s stunning trails and vistas. On the southern tip of a rugged peninsula near Thunder Bay, the Sleeping Giant boasts  boreal forests to experience the backcountry, and rugged trails to the top of the giant for unbeatable views of Lake Superior. Look for deer, moose and other large mammals in the park’s vast forests and lowlands.

A no brainer for a photo op? This panoramic view from the Thunder Bay Lookout.

Enjoyed the first pit-stop on our virtual summer road trip? Watch each week as we reveal the next destination, and start planning your own trip. Don’t forget to let us know your own road trip must-sees!

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