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Enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer in Cornwall and SDG

This multi-day adventure captures a little bit of everything for the outdoor enthusiast, and can be rearranged to suit your adventure style. There are many options when it comes to the outdoors in Cornwall and SDG Counties, so if you need to extend your stay a little longer to enjoy it all, you just go right ahead. This adventure is best enjoyed with a friend or two (or three)!

Mornings are always great spent fishing the St. Lawrence river, Lake St. Francis or one of the other local bodies of water. Anglers will discover a world-class fishery with a reputation for some of the best bass, walleye, musky and of course perch.


It’s easy to continue your love for nature with a quick visit to Lamoureux Park arboretum and eco garden, just steps away from the boat launch. Discover many different species of trees, fish and amphibians and the secret waterfall hidden within the gardens.

Check in at the Ramada Cornwall by Windham with ample parking for boats, trailers and whatever toys you have for enjoying the outdoors. Warm up in the heated pool, or in your very own jetted tub.

By now you’ll be ready for some local fare. Enjoy the rustic and outdoorsy atmosphere at Quinn’s Inn for a bite and brew to re-charge those batteries and get ready for a spooky evening thrill to complete your first day.

Head over to Cannamore Orchard’s Acres of Terror, eastern Ontario’s most terrifying Halloween attraction. You can creep your way through the House of Terror, the Spooky Village and Fog Maze then test your nerves on the Spooky Wagon Ride. Be warned this place has real live witches, warlocks vampires and who knows what else (maybe you should bring a friend).

Day-two: smoked goodness at The Smokin’ Bull Waterfront. Credit: The Smokin’ Bull Waterfront

Once you’ve had a chance to rest and recover, start the next day enjoying the beautiful fall colours on one of the stunning golf courses. Choose from Summer heights Golf Links, Glengarry Golf and Country Club, Upper Canada Golf Course or one of the other area courses and enjoy a morning on the links.

Continue your walk outdoors at Cooper Marsh, a cherished portion of one of the most significant wetlands in Ontario. You can follow the wetland boardwalks to explore the marsh and isolated ponds, climb the viewing platforms and visit the viewing blinds to discover more than 130 species of birds that call Cooper Marsh their home.

Cooper Marsh

Take a break with some smoked goodness at The Smokin’ Bull Waterfront restaurant. You will drool over their selection of ribs, brisket, chicken, steaks and salmon; suggestion, bring a friend to split and share to enjoy even more delicious grub.

Begin day three with a breakfast to go or enjoy a scone and specialty coffee inside Tilly’s Delicatessen and Eatery with their fun and eclectic café style décor. From there head out to hike through the Glengarry Trails or Guindon Park and take in kilometers of a variety of flora and fauna you’re sure to be fond of.

Finish your outdoor adventure by cycling the Wood & Stone route from the SDG Cornwall Adventure Club. A 24km loop that will allow you to discover the quaint rural roads with stops at Wood Brothers Brewing Co. and Stone House Vineyard.

Credit: Wood Brothers Brewing Co.

This outdoor adventure takes you through Cornwall and the SDG Counties by boat, foot, car and bike, but if you prefer to explore by ATV, helicopter or some other exciting way, there are options for that as well. Regardless of your choice of transportation, this is your destination for a perfect fall getaway!