Plan Your Camping Escape
Local Area Attractions Near Brighton / 401 KOA
Let us be your base-camp for fun. There is so much to see and do in Brighton and the surrounding areas, you'll want to extend your stay to fit it all in.
A driving tour of apple country. This is a trip for all seasons along Lake Ontario's north shore, with stops at farms and markets. Order a copy of the Apple Route Guide to search out wonderful Farm Fresh products.
Cricklewood Farm and Corn Maze
Family fun with 10 acres of apple orchard, corn maze, straw mountain, baked goods, etc.
Cricklewood Farm is a scenic 8-acre apple orchard located along the north and eastern shore of Lake Ontario. The farm has been in the family for more than 150 years.
Sat. Aug 15 - Sat. Nov 7
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Sun - Fri
9:30 am - 6:00 pm Sat
14953 County Road 2
Brighton, ON ON K0K 1H0
Indian River Reptile and Dinosaur Park
Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centres in the world! Here you can see snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles, crocodiles, and even special guest animals such as monkeys and more! The animals are housed in state of the art, climate controlled facilities which were specifically designed to house reptiles.
2206 Country Rd. 38
Indian River, ON K0L 2B0
Proctor House Museum and Brighton Barn Theatre
Tour this wonderfully preserved Colonial mansion with its new 5-carriage shed and beautifully landscaped grounds. Open 10 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday, Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-4 pm, July and August. Group tours available.
Also visit the Proctor House Barn Theatre, and enjoy air conditioned productions in the new barn or open air concerts and plays.
96 Young St
Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
The RCAF Museum is located in Trenton, ½ hour away. Free admission, open every day, May to Sept, 10 am-5 pm. This is the only museum in Canada depicting the history of Canada's Air Force, from 1920 to present day. There are Aircraft, artifacts and equipment on display. It is located on Highway 410 exit # 526 at Trenton.
220 RCAF Rd
Astra, ON K0K 3W0
Our community is becoming one of the best golfing areas in all of Ontario. Within minutes from the park you will find golf courses ranging from 18-hole championship quality courses to casual and recreational 9-hole par 3's. http://www.timberridgegolf.net/, http://www.barcovangolf.com/, http://www.blackbearridge.ca/, http://www.golfpineridge.net/, http://www.saltcreekgolflinks.com/.
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area
North of Brighton, just minutes away, the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area is open daily from sunrise to sunset with no fees attached.There's something for everyone. Climb up the Esker Trail and take in the panoramic view. Try fly-fishing Cold Creek. Take the family on a short hike along the Junior Loop. Bring your camera and catch nature at its best on the Beaver Trail. Blaze the Loop D'Loop on your mountain bicycle. Pack a picnic lunch and hike the entire 12 kilometers of trails.
· Word has it that the Esker Trail is a good off-road cycling trail to take.
· The Ontario Biking Association has carried out its Ontario cycling workshops here.
· These bike trails are surrounded by mixed forest, protected wetland, and rare Oak Savanna habitat.
· Need a spot to meet with others or regroup? You can relax at the covered picnic area alongside the creek.
Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge
The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a great destination for an easy hike and picturesque views. The 300 ft long bridge is 30 feet above the water and accessible from Ferris Provincial Park or from Lock 11 & 12 of the Trent Severn Waterway. Located in the Campbellford area.
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
The Big Apple
The World's Biggest Apple, located north of the town of Colborne in Cramahe Township. Climb 35 feet to the top observation deck of the giant apple for a spectacular view of Cramahe Township, the Village of Colborne and Lake Ontario. Also on site, a Petting Zoo, Miniature Golf, Pie Factory Bakery( watch pies being made, along with the Big Apple Restaurant.
262 Orchard Rd
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0
Codrington Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market just 10 minutes north of our park! Open every Sunday 10-2 until October 30th. All products are LOCAL and there is a great variety including: vegetables, seasonal fruits, honey (and related products), beef, chicken, bison, elk, duck, pork, maple syrup, Empire (hard) Cider, baked goods - including gluten-free and diabetic friendly , preserves, VQA wine (and samples!), crafts, hand-made soaps, plants, cut flowers, refashioned clothing, eggs, bread, and more! Enjoy a burger (local meat) or maple sausages on a bun, along with delicious organic fries or poutine. There is Live Music every week, picnic tables, walking trails, BMX park, lots of parking, soccer pitch, and the friendliest vendors you will ever meet.
2992 County Road 30
Codrington, ON K0K1H0
Batawa Ski Hill
There is always something to do at Batawa Ski Hill, no matter what the season! When the snow melts away, their forest turns into a summer playground.Give your kids a time to remember this summer with their famous “Dino Dig”. The Dino Dig is so special, that even TV's “The Giver” created a whole show around the expansion of activities there! Watch the video here.Young, curious paleontologists can scale the horns of a triceratops, crawl inside a giant dino-egg, or make their own fossil rubbings at their interactive research station. But nothing quite compares to discovering “Walter”, a 40-foot replica Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.The Dino Dig is free for the public to use at any time. Bring your own tools for digging! Not only is it the centerpiece of their Summer Day Camps, the Dino Dig can also be reserved for private birthday parties, family events and school trips. Our Dino Dig Birthday Party includes 3 hours of: Dino Digging
-Dino Games and Activities
-Dino Birthday Menu from Chef Nelson
-Dino Loot Boxes
99 Ski Club Ln
Batawa, ON K0K 1E0