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Beautiful Weekend Road Trips to Take This Fall

Beautiful Weekend Road Trips to Take This Fall

Autumn, with its crisp air, vibrant foliage, and cozy sweaters, beckons adventurers to embrace the beauty of the changing seasons. There’s no shortage of beautiful weekend road trips to take this fall, but before we get into where to go, let’s delve into a few reasons why RV camping in northern Ontario during the autumn months is an experience you won’t want to miss: 

  • What’s the first thing most people think of when it comes to fall – all the colours of course! Deciduous forest leaves change from green to yellow, red, and orange. The contrast between the evergreen trees and the blue lakes is breathtaking. 
  • You can explore the many scenic routes and trails that offer a variety of landscapes, like rocky ridges, rolling dunes, beaver meadows, and cedar swamps. You can also paddle on the serene lakes and rivers free of motorboats. 
  • Cooler nights mean less crowds and mosquitoes that are common in the summer months.  
  • You can benefit from the lower rates and availability of RV campsites. 

Where To Stay:

Sault Ste Marie KOA Camp is pet friendly

Sault Ste Marie KOA Campsite

The beautiful, multi-award-winning KOA campground in Northern Ontario is 74-acres of fully landscaped resort, just 1/4 mile from the Trans-Canada Highway. 

Set amongst tall trees, this campground offers spacious deluxe patio RV sites with pull-thrus and back-ins. 

The pet-friendly campground offers unique amenities and services for your furry friend, like the dog agility field, Rover’s Run dog park, and KampK9, where dogs can freely run and play. Campground hiking trails also provide a great place to enjoy a nature walk with your dog. Feel free to clean your furry friends later at the on-site, self-serve dog grooming salon. 

Need to freshen up, too? The facility offers a clean and spacious laundry room.

Don’t forget to visit the fully stocked gift and convenience Camp Store, where you will find everything you need, like food, ice cream, gifts, souvenirs and firewood.

What To Do:

There are tons of local attractions and activities to do near the campsite. Below are just a few of what the area has to offer. 

Activities: Visit The Ermatinger House, believed to be the oldest surviving house in northwestern Ontario.

Go to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

Learn about the city’s history at the Sault Museum and Vision Art Gallery. 

Activities: Go fly fishing on the St. Mary’s River.

If you love golf, there are plenty of hot spots, like Root River Golf Club and Crimson Ridge Golf Course. 

You can also go shopping at the Station Mall or Algoma Farmers Market.

For something a bit different, book the Soo Locks Tour or enjoy a fun night out at the Casino Sault Ste. Marie

What Site Are Available: 

Experience the wilderness with these camping options: 

Pull-Thru and Back-In Sites provide options for a maximum length of 132 feet and up to 50 amps, with varying site hookups and slide out options. With each RV Site, there is on-site parking with gravel and water. And the campground RV wash allows you to clean your RV after traveling. 

Patio sites are an upgrade to basic RV sites, including hard surface patios, shade, trees, patio furniture, propane BBQ, an umbrella, and additional seating near a fire ring. 

Sault Ste. Marie KOA campground is a great place to relax and have fun with family and friends. 

Glenview Campground

Glenview Cottages is located on Great Northern Road in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. It’s just 6 minutes north of the Sault Area Hospital and a 15-minute drive to downtown, the Agawa Tour Train Station and the International Bridge. 

What To Do:

There are tons of activities you can do around the campground and surrounding areas. Here are a few we think just can’t be missed.

Activities: Hop aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train for a one-day wilderness rail excursion to Agawa Canyon. You’ll get to take in the full spectacle of all the colours autumn has to offer along the way.

In Algoma Country check out the Loon Dollar Monument in Echo Bay, or the giant Algomy Red Muskoka Chair in Thessalon. 

Or stop at the many historical sites, museums and boutique shops close by.

What Site Are Available:

The campground trailer sites can accommodate all types and sizes of RVs, offering full hookups or just water and electricity (30 amps). 

Most trailer sites are 50 feet long, and there are many pull-through sites at no extra charge. 

Amenities: The campground has complimentary cable and wireless internet access, a seasonal outdoor pool, hiking trails, horseshoe pitches and volleyball. Each site has its picnic table and fire pit, with firewood and ice for sale at the Front Desk. 

The comfort station in the campground features washrooms and free hot showers. Wireless internet access is also available on most sites.

Glenview Cottages & Campground is open year-round and can be rented nightly or weekly.

Road trips to take this fall

Blueberry Hill Campground 

Blueberry Hill Campground is located on Hwy 17 North in Goulais River, Ontario, just 15 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Accommodations include 96 seasonal campsites and several overnight campsites. There is a store, laundromat, indoor pool and playground on site. The campground boasts itself as the place for campers with RVs looking for a full-service site during the spring, summer, and fall. The surrounding area also has many great outdoor activities. 

What To Do:

Activities: The site offers wireless internet access and a book exchange for its guests, and for those wanting to “feel that rush”, mountain biking is also a favourite activity among campers. 

What Site Are Available:

Whether roughing it in a tent or traveling in the luxury of a fully loaded RV, they can accommodate your needs. There are 100 large 30 amp campsites, with trees or without, including a group area, all equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. Amenities: 

No Service, Water and Electric or Full Service sites. For your convenience, sanitary dumping stations and firewood for sale. 

Blueberry Hill Campground is open year-round and has weekly and monthly rates available. It is a quiet retreat for seniors and has been rated 4.5 out of 5 by its guests on TripAdvisor.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park 

With more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach, Caribbean blue water, and Panoramic views of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail, this stunning provincial park is perfect for those looking to fully embrace the beauty of nature.

Located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs, Pancake Bay Provincial Park is a recreation-class Provincial Park created to help preserve the fragile beach dune ecology. 

What To Do:

Hiking, bird watching, boating, and of course fishing for rainbow trout and salmon in the Pancake River, are some of the best ways to relax and enjoy your time during your stay. 

What Site Are Available:

The park has 476 campsites and five yurts stretched along a three-kilometer, white-sand beach, complete with three comfort stations with flush toilets and showers, a trailer sanitation station and two laundry facilities. 

The park is open to October 10, 2023. The fall season is a great time to visit the park as the colours are spectacular and the weather is cooler. 

Most visitors praise the park for its beautiful beach, clean facilities, friendly staff and scenic views. 

As the temperatures cool and the leaves begin their vibrant transformation, there is no shortage of gorgeous road trips to take this fall. We hope our suggestions and insights have inspired you to hit the open road and embrace the magic of this enchanting season while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and let the adventure begin amidst the falling leaves.

Need any gear, accessories…a new RV? Be sure to stop by Christie’s RV and let our professionals help you get all set up before you go.

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