"Simcoe District" was established in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada. In 1994 the Corporation of the County of Simcoe was restructured into sixteen local municipalities, including the Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Home to the longest freshwater beach in the world, the County of Simcoe offers live theatre, boating, fishing, sporting events, concerts, festivals and events, museums, hiking trails....the list goes on. A four season destination with something for everyone!
"The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me."
James Russell Lowell
"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains..."
"The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by As if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool clear sky."
William C. Bryant