Cottage holiday hotspots for Toronto travellers
Departing from Toronto Island, where would you head for a short weekend break? We’ve put together a short list of all of our favourite cottage holiday hotspots in the heart of wine country, and supplied private plane prices to ensure you arrive in style.
The Muskoka region is famed for its lakes and waterways, and is a popular escape for city-dwellers, business executives and celebrities alike. Made up of Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph, as well as many smaller lakes and rivers, the area is home to stunning scenery, historic towns and a vast array of accommodation options. It’s also a must for those who enjoy time out on the water, with boating the number one pastime of the area. Set in the heart of cottage country you’ll find grand houses line the edges of the lakes, with many offering moorings and pontoons to accommodate your adventures on the water. To learn more about the Muskoka Region, please click here.
Why not hop on board a private aircraft and fly from Toronto Island airport to Muskoka. The flight is only 40 minutes and costs start at $5,000 plus tax for the round trip.
Set across the water from bustling Toronto and to the north of the iconic Niagara Falls, is the small town of Niagara-on- the-Lake. Known for its Victorian architecture, outstanding culinary scene and locally-produced wine, this small town is a haven for those looking to enjoy a slightly slower pace of life. Though still busy with day trippers looking to explore, it is most popular with Toronto’s elite, looking to relax in one of the myriad of luxury holiday homes that look out over the water. Whether you want to spend time out on the water, exploring local wineries or simply kicking back and relaxing, Niagara-on-the-Lake is perfect. To learn more about Niagara-on-the-Lake, please click here.
Why not hop on board a private aircraft and fly from Toronto Island airport to St Catharine’s, Niagara-on-the-Lake. The flight is only 40 minutes and costs start at $3750 plus tax for the round trip.
Prince Edward County
Located in the ‘golden triangle’ between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, Prince Edward County is the latest up-and-coming destination to feature on the weekend itineraries of the city elite. The County, as it’s locally known, is best known for its outstanding scenery, heritage culinary and winery scenes, as well as its outdoor pursuits. Many visitors hire houses on the fringes of the water, allowing for easy beach-going, fishing and boating, supplemented by relaxed wanderings through historic towns and a visit to a winery or two. There are also two trails around the region, a ‘Taste Trail’ taking in the best wining and dining the area has to offer, and an ‘Arts Trail’ showcasing local galleries, workshops and studios. To learn more about the Prince Edward County, please click here.
Why not hop on board a private aircraft and fly from Toronto Island airport to Tyendinaga airport which is a 15 minute drive from the county. The flight is only 40 minutes and costs start at $5,500 plus tax for the round trip.
Collingwood sits on the shore of Nottawasaga Bay, to the north of Toronto, on the shore of Georgian Bay. Close to the Blue Mountain resort, it’s perfect for those looking for a little more activity, while still enjoying the serenity of the lakeside location. During the summer the area around is awash with activities; whether you’re a mountain biking pro, a golfing enthusiast or looking to enjoy some gentle hikes with views over the lake, you’ll find something to suit everyone. Not only that, but the area around the town is also famed for its wine and culinary scenes, so you can relax after a busy day in comfort. To learn more about Collingwood, please click here.
Why not hop on board a private aircraft and fly from Toronto Island airport to Collingwood. The flight is only 40 minutes and costs start at $5,000 plus tax for the round trip.