The essence of an outdoor experience in Ontario is one of sparkling lakes, abundant wildlife, and the grandeur of unspoiled forests.
To find that, the wilderness voyageur often has to travel long distances, but fortunately, that is not always the case.
Lake Simcoe, one of Ontario's largest lakes, lies just three hours north of Buffalo, and can provide the avid outdoors man with a little taste of the "Great White North".
The region is no secret to Western New Yorkers, however, some people have been visiting here for generations.
Doug Bowden is a Lockport native whose family has enjoyed Simcoe for generations. "My grandparents originally came over from England, and they filtered through Toronto. They purchased some property up here, they did that back in the early 1930's, and we've been here since. We come up in the summer, and we go back for the wintertime."