As the only campground in Toronto, the Glen Rouge Campground offers a unique experience in an urban environment. Guests can embrace the beauty of nature and also be extremely close to the metropolitan attractions of downtown Toronto. For either an extended or brief stay, Glen Rouge is certainly a hidden gem to visit in the city.
Naturally collaborating with the weather patterns of Toronto, the campground is only open seasonally—typically from the beginning of May until the end of October. For lodging purposes, the park has accommodations for different types of visitors.
Glen Rouge can accommodate backpackers with tents, trailers, and RVs. With 125 campsites, there's plenty of room to stake out a spot. If you’re looking to add more luxury to your stay, the park has recently begun offering lodging in tent-shaped cabins named “oTENTicks,” which can house up to six people.
Glen Rouge Campground is steps away from beautiful hiking trails. Trek through the “Mast Trail,” a 200-year-old former logging route where pine trees were cut down, floated down the Rouge River, and sent to shipbuilding yards in Europe. At the end of Mast Trail, adventurous hikers can connect to multiple other routes and immerse themselves into nature.
Check out this video with gorgeous aerial footage of the Glen Rouge area:
Guests at Glen Rouge receive free admission to the Petticoat Creek Conservation Park. This is a perfect stop for those who want to participate in recreational activities, such as swimming in the park's giant pool, enjoying a meal at one of the picnic table areas, or taking a stroll down the beautiful waterfront trail. Glen Rouge Campground is a haven for campers of all ages and is a must-visit for people looking to experience something a little different while staying in Toronto.
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