Lake Simcoe Attractions

Located on the stunning Lake Simcoe, The Briars is close to a number of local attractions that are sure to entice any visitor to the area.

Close to a number of Lake Simcoe attractions, The Briars is your ideal destination for a relaxing retreat just outside of the GTA. Our welcoming staff and family-friendly atmosphere provide an idyllic getaway, year-round. Minutes from Jackson's Point, guests can stroll down to the small village to check out the small shops, parks, and quaint cottages throughout their stay at The Briars. There are also a ton of interesting museums located close to The Briars, like the Georgina Military Museum and the Georgina Pioneer Village and Museum. Make sure to check out St. George’s Church & Historical Cemetery during your stay.

Attractions Surrounding The Briars Include:

Outdoor Activities

Sibbald Point Provincial Park  [5 minute drive, 3 km walk or cycle] - Large beach, trails, museum, picnic and camping grounds

Georgina Paintball  [12 minute drive] - 40 acres of fun! Open April to late fall.

Rail Yard Wake Park  [19 minute drive] - May to September Cable Wake Boarding.

Georgina ROC (Recreational Outdoor Centre) [10 minute drive, 9 km cycle]

- Warm seasons:  ropes course, climbing wall, mountain bike trails, splash pad and more!

- Cold season:  tobogganing, tubing, pond skating. (beside Georgina Pioneer Village).

York Region Forest Trails Map

History Buffs

St. George's Church (Anglican) & Historical Cemetery  [5 minute drive, 3 km walk or cycle] - Site of Georgina's first Church (1839), now the 1877 Susan Sibbald Memorial Stone Church; the resting place of early settlers and noted Canadian authors Stephen Leacock & Mazo de la Roche, architect Alfred Chapman and others in the beautiful lakeside cemetery.

Georgina Pioneer Village and Museum  [10 minute drive] - Step back in time!

Georgina Military Museum  [12 minute drive] - "The finest small museum I have visited"

Sharon Temple  [25 minute drive] - National Historical Site and Museum

Georgina Arts Centre  [5 minute drive, 3 km walk or cycle] - Home to the renowned works of the Smith-Chiarandini Collection as well as local artists.

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