toronto vacation

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Life can get hectic and sometimes you need a vacation – and sometimes life can get so hectic that you need a vacation from planning your vacation. For many city dwellers who delve into the frantic hustle of urban living every day, the weight of this truth increases exponentially. We hear you loud and clear, and this is why we’re lending a hand by taking the guesswork out of planning your trip from Toronto to the Loughborough Inn for your perfect Toronto cottage vacation. We’ve mapped out all the best places to stop along the way and the most enjoyable things to do once you get here.

Your Toronto Cottage Vacation Enroute!

The Big Apple

No, not New York – arguably better! The Big Apple in Colbourne is the sweetest stop of all. Known as a landmark to all 401 travellers, this pit stop is renowned for its giant apple landmark (the world’s biggest!), delicious pies and cakes, market shops, candy and chocolate store, restaurant, petting zoo, and host of annual events like cider pressing and family pie baking days. Whether you’re with family, friends or both, no journey to Kingston from the Big Smoke is complete without a stop at the Big Apple.

Downtown Kingston

You’re almost here! The Loughborough Inn is only a short drive from downtown Kingston, Ontario, but your Toronto cottage vacation needs a little perspective. Stop into a smaller, quieter kind of city. Stretch your legs before the final leg of your journey and take a walk along the stunning Kingston waterfront. Stop into one of the downtown’s world class restaurants or pubs for lunch – even do a bit of shopping. Kingston’s downtown is strewn with an attractive and eclectic spread of shops and boutiques that have made the city a shopping destination to visitors from near and far.

The Loughborough Inn

And you’ve arrived! Thanks to a couple refreshing and inspiring stops along the way, you’ve probably been spared the mental fog and fatigue that accompanies long, boring road trips. Of course, you’re taking a Toronto cottage vacation for a reason, so you may still want to stretch out in your luxury cabin or cottage after you check in and before dinner. Or maybe you want to take a walk on the beautiful trails that span 135 acres of our property, go for a swim or let the kids burn some energy at the playground. There is really no shortage of cottage activities to keep you and your gang as busy as you want to be!

Of course, you are a mere half hour from historic Kingston, so at some point during your stay you may want to venture back into the city, see the sights and take in a bit of history. After all, a Toronto cottage vacation doesn’t mean you have to stay at the cottage the whole time. Don’t be afraid to explore. Hit up the links at one of Kingston’s incredible golf course, check out the home of Sir John A Mac Donald – Canada’s first prime minister, take a spooky evening stroll on Kingston’s Haunted Walk, go for a 1000 Island Cruise. You may also want to head out for a night of action at Gananoque’s 1000 Island Casino. The options are practically endless!

However you decide to spend your Toronto cottage vacation, just remember to do what you want. It’s your vacation and you’ve earned it, so use your time any way you please. If you have any questions about attractions at the lake or in the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help!