You invested in a car for a number of reasons. While each of us will have some of our own, there is one reason that we all share for owning the vehicle of our dreams. We love to drive!
We love seeking out the extended route to our destinations, planning road trips, or even just spending a day going for scenic drives near Toronto.
A Scenic Drive for the Adventurous Soul
No matter the car you drive, you’re discerning about the scenic routes you choose. A drive along the Niagara Parkway, between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, is pleasant enough for lunch, but it’s not a challenge to drive. Taken from Wheels.ca, we found this excursion from Toronto to Collingwood and Owen Sound was as at least as exhilarating a drive as it was a destination.
If you’re a frequent visitor to the Collingwood and the Blue Mountian area for skiing, this one may not seem so exciting at first. But that’s only because it starts with an hour on highway 400 north.
You can get rid of that boredom by using Airport Rd. or Yonge Street north instead. If you really want to put your ride through its paces, you can head up Hwy. 10 and use any number of side roads to go up and down the Niagara Escarpment all day. Hockley Rd., just north of Orangeville and the Forks of the Credit, is a particularly pleasing country road, including some nearby stretches of gravel if you please.
Once you get into Collingwood, veer away from town and the shores of Georgian Bay (it sounds nice, but it’s not worth the delay). Remain south of town on Sideroad 15 heading for the “Scenic Caves”. If you haven’t already, you’ll climb the Escarpment. That brings you to a decision point.
You can use Grey Rds. 19 and 13 to get into some nifty corners on the often tree-lined Beaver Valley Rd., before heading back home on Hwy. 10. Or you can stay on your adventure by heading north to Thornbury, and getting your fix of Georgian Bay along the shoreline to Meaford.
You can then tack across to Owen Sound before taking in some more coastline on your way through Big Bay to Wiarton or heading across Highway 21 to MacGregor Point Provincial Park for a picnic. Returning home from there is a pleasure on Highway 10.
Of course, whether you go north or head east along the shores of Lake Ontario to Prince Edward County along the Loyalist Parkway, you need dealership-alternative parts and service for peace of mind whenever you hit the road. At Westminster Motors, we specialize in British luxury cars such as Jaguar, Land Rover, and Bentley. Contact us today to schedule your next service.
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