If you are thinking about adding some Ontario lake tourism to your vacation plans, you might want to consider checking out more the Great Lakes. It is true that Ontario, the third largest legal jurisdiction in North America that is not its own country, borders on 4 out of 5 Great Lakes. This means Ontario has mores Great Lakes shoreline than anywhere else. However, there is more to Ontario lake tourism than Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Ontario is a lake land like no other.
In addition to the Great Lakes, Ontario has literally thousands of other lakes. Lakes are technically defined as a body of water deep enough to have a bald patch. That is to say, an area that is so deep under water that photosynthesis cannot occur.
The common definition is a standing body of water of at least 3 square kilometers. That is 1.8 square miles. Ontario has approximately four thousand lakes by this definition.
The three largest non-Great Lakes in Ontario are each over a thousand square kilometers in area. Lake Nipigon is the largest lake contained within the boundaries of the Province. The province shares its Great Lakes with various U. S. States to the south. Lake Nipigon, in western Ontario, has a surface area, including islands, of 4,878 square kilometers, or 1,872 square miles.
Tourists come from all over the world to fish, canoe and camp at Lake Nipigon. Caribou can be seen on the shore, where the land meets the water. In large sections of the lake, cliffs rise up a hundred meters high or 330 feet. Those engaged in Ontario lake tourism are frequently stunned by Nipigon beaches. The sand is green-black due to the presence of pyroxene, a mineral that is dark green in color.
Second largest is the Lake of the Woods. Famous for being the source of the mighty, muddy Mississippi River, this lake is on the Ontario, Manitoba, Minnesota border. Over ninety percent of the lake is in Ontario. For canoe-in camping, hundreds of islands make Lake of the Woods second only to Algonquin Park, in the central-east part of the province.
In third place on the list of Ontario's largest lakes that are not Great Lakes is Lac Seul, in the northwest. Lac Seul is far enough north that the tourist season is short. It is a narrow, long lake, stretch some two hundred and fifty kilometers from tip to tip, or about one hundred and fifty miles. Lac Seul is renown among fishermen. Monstrous Muskies and Northern Pike live in its depths.
Finally, for Great Lakes tourism, no place on any of the five lakes can match the beauty of Ontario's Bruce Peninsula in Lake Huron. The north shore of the north tip features sites unlike anywhere else in the world. Pools of clear green water dot the rocky shore. Ontario lake tourism ranks among the best anywhere.
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