Sail Georgian Bay

Jul 30, 2009
Outside Magazine
Sailing on Georgian Bay

Sailing on Georgian Bay

There's a reason yachties flock to Lake Huron's Georgian Bay: It's considered the best cruising water in the world after the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, thanks to 30,000 islands, consistent wind, and deserted beaches. Hikers flock to Killarney Provincial Park's La Cloche Mountains in the same spirit: The three-billion-year-old range offers undulating hiking through pine forests that rise out of red granite. Straddling these two geographic superlatives is Killarney Mountain Lodge, a classic fifties-era resort. Sign up for the property's guided day trip to 1,800-foot Silver Peak, which includes a boat ride, canoe paddle, and trek to the highest point in the La Cloche range. Sailors: Book a day on the Stormy Night, a 46-foot sailboat docked at the lodge. The trip includes a stop on a remote island for a swim. The 46-bedroom lodge offers two-person cabins and hotel-style rooms. Go with a cabin (from US$150; hiking and sailboat day trips, $90 per person;

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