The County of Simcoe restructured townships in 1994. It merged two townships forming the current Township of Oro-Medonte. Oro lies north-east of Barrie, south-west of Orillia, Lake Simcoe to the east and north-west to Vasey Rd. Oro-Medonte encompasses numerous country and lake landscapes providing a diverse variety of homes.
Oro, is an outdoor enthusiast dream. It features ski hills, golf courses, bike and walking trails, country acreage, lake front properties and best of all has easy access to numerous events because of the highways which intersect the township.
Communities of Oro-Medonte
Highway 11 divides the township and leads to numerous communities. Along Lake Simcoe there is Shanty Bay, Oro Station, Hawkestone, Eight Mile Point, while west of the highway is Big Cedar Estates, Bass Lake Park, Fergus Hill Estates, Warminster, Moonstone, Mt. St. Louis, Craighurst, Horseshoe Valley, Sugar Bush, Guthrie, Rugby, and Edgar. These communities provide the variety of lifestyle choices which attract more and more buyers to Oro.
Families are choosing to live where they play. The growing communities of Barrie, Orillia and Midland provide employment. The highways which intersect the township provide fast commutes. This allows families to live and work in their place of choice.
Sports in Oro-Medonte
The outdoor life is real in Oro. Hardwood Hills provides mountain bike trails all year and cross country skiing trails in the winter. Horsehoe Valley is a resort and community entailing skiing and golfing, plus restaurants and resort activities can fill out your day. Moonstone has Mount St Louis ski hills and trails. Throughout the township are numerous golf courses, horse farms, snowmobile and ATV trails. All along Lake Simcoe are community boat launches which allow easy lake access for fishing and boating. Lake Simcoe is probably the biggest winter ice fishing area in Canada. Numerous fishing festivals occur each year on the lake.
Smaller lakes also provide lake front properties for sale. As well many families look for country acreage which is in abundance in Oro-Medonte.